PhD Student (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The research group of Computational Biomolecular Dynamics (Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot) invites applications for a position as
PhD Student (f/m/d)
(Code number 06-20)

Activities and responsibilities

The student will work on the project
- Gating Mechanisms and Regulation of Ion Permeation in Potassium Channels -

Qualification profile

The successful candidate has a keen interest and strong skills in computational molecular biophysics and skills in structural biology, physical chemistry, statistical mechanics and biocomputing, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborative research.

PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Masters or equivalent degree.

We offer

The PhD Student will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs, with four years funding and a possibility of extension, in collaboration with the University of Göttingen. Masters students aiming at a fast track PhD are also welcome.

Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Send application to

Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Research Group „Computational Biomolecular Dynamics“
Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot

37077 Göttingen


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