Prof. Dr. Rebecca Wade

Group Leader

+49 6221 – 533 – 247

PhD position in the Molecular and Cellular Modelling group

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Molecular and Cellular Modelling  (MCM) group at HITS as a PhD student. The PhD student will enroll at Heidelberg University.

The Molecular and Cellular Modeling group is an interdisciplinary research group that works on the development and application of computer-aided methods to model and simulate biomolecular interactions. The focus is on proteins and the computational approaches are mostly based on the three-dimensional structures of macromolecules. Techniques cover a wide spectrum from interactive, web-based visualization tools to molecular and Brownian dynamics simulations (see

The  PhD student will carry out research on the development and application of molecular  modelling and simulation methods for studying drug-protein, drug-polymer or protein-protein  interactions. A generous research budget is available, as well as a competitive  salary and benefits package. More information regarding working at HITS and in  the MCM group is available at  and

Applicants should possess a master’s degree in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular  biotechnology, or a related discipline. Candidates should preferably have a strong theoretical background, experience in biomolecular modelling and simulation, possess excellent programming skills, and have a genuine interest  in interdisciplinary research. Strong  communication skills are required.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter including your motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Summary of research accomplishments

The application deadline is 30.06.2021. The starting date is September 2021, negotiable.  

Please note that applications not submitted via the online system cannot be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Rebecca Wade.

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