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PhD-position available: Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

PhD-positionComputational Biology

Applications are invited for PhD positions in theoretical and computational membrane biophysics in the Computational Biology Group of Rainer Böckmann at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Projects focus on lipid-protein interaction, membrane dynamics, membrane phase transition, structure-dynamics-function relationship of channels using atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations.

Candidates should preferably hold a master in computational/theoretical physics or chemistry, have a good knowledge of statistical mechanics and programming skills. The PhD student will join the Research Training Group “Dynamic Interactions at Biological Membranes”.

Interested candidates should send one pdf document containing a cover letter, CV, and certificates to

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Student assistant position: Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

The group for Computational Biology is offering a student assistant position (3 months, 8-10 hours/week) for a mini research project on the curvature-inducing effect of proteins studied by molecular dynamics simulations. Contact: Rainer Böckmann, Phone 09131 – 85 25409, e-mail: