The International Helmholtz Research School on 'Biophysics and Soft Matter' (IHRS-BioSoft) at Research Center Jülich (FZJ) in cooperation with the Universities at Düsseldorf and Köln provides in-depth training in Biophysics and Soft Matter Sciences, and a comprehensive framework of experimental and theoretical tools that will enable PhD students to gain a deeper understanding into the structure, dynamics, and function of complex systems, in particular those related to living systems.
IHRS-BioSoft offers positions for graduate students leading to a PhD at one of the cooperationg universities within 3 years.
Projects for a PhD thesis can be selected from the following research areas:
- Complex Fluids
- Colloid and Polymer Physics
- Dynamics of Macromolecules
- Supramolecular and Amphiphilic Self-Assembly
- Flow Dynamics and Microfluidics
- Single-Molecule Detection and Manipulation
- Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging
- Cell Biophysics
- Structural Biology
- Cellular Singalling Pathways
- Receptor-Ligand Interactions
- Artificial and Biological Membranes
The Research School is open to highly qualified and motivated applicants from all countries. Applicants should hold a Master's or other degree comparable to a German University Diploma in biological, chemical or physical sciences, and preferably be under 27 years of age. The teaching language is English; sufficient command of the language is required for acceptance. Linguistic proficiency can be demonstrated by taking a standardised test (e.g., the TOEFL).
Candidates will be invited for an interview with faculty members.
Applications are received and processed continuously.
Further information and application form:
For further information and appication forms please consult the link given at the top or the contact person indicated below.