PhD position in Computational Molecular Science

Forschungszentrum Jülich - FZJ - Helmholtz Association

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IAS-5 - Computational Biomedicine

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Starting date:


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Job description:

PIs: Jun-Prof. Dr. Giulia Rossetti (IAS-5/INM-9) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Neumaier (INM-5)

Description:The focus of this project will be the computational design of specific ligands as novel diagnostic probes for neuroinflammation. The PhD research activities will employ Bioinformatics and Molecular Dynamics simulations as well as Computational Pharmacology, Cheminformatics and Machine Learning. The project is in joint collaboration with Grünenthal GmbH and Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG.

The PhD activity will be located at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. It offers a highly cross-disciplinary environment due to a strong collaboration with the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Your Profile:

Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Bioinformatics or a related field.Basic Knowledge of Machine Learning approachesExperience in theoretical (Bio-)Chemistry and/or in PhysicsBasic knowledge of computational biology techniques as well as Unix operative system is highly appreciatedGood spoken and written EnglishCommunication and teamwork skills

We offer:

The position is available for 3.5 years. Payment of the Ph.D fellow will be based on salary grade EG 13 (50%) Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).Working in an interdisciplinary environment Opportunities of being part of the national and international scientific communitySpecialized courses, summer schools, seminars by renowned experts

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. Applications from disabled persons are also welcomed.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-D166/2018