|CCL 18.06.28 PhD Position in Theoretical and Computational Membrane Biophysics in Erlangen, Germany|
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Date: Thu Jun 28 10:14:42 2018
Subject: 18.06.28 PhD Position in Theoretical and Computational Membrane Biophysics in Erlangen, Germany
PhD Positions in Theoretical and Computational Membrane Biophysics at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany Applications are invited for a PhD position in theoretical and computational membrane biophysics in the Computational Biology Group of Rainer Boeckmann at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany. Projects Plasma membranes and in general biomembranes establish and maintain differences in composition between the cell or organelle interior and exterior. Biomembranes are the site for cell-cell recognition, they allow active and passive transport of material into and out of the cell, and they harbour proteins as initiators of signal transduction pathways. Projects within the international group focus on lipid-protein interaction, membrane dynamics, membrane phase transition, structure-dynamics-function relationship of membrane channels using methods from statistical and computational physics, i.e. atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations. The aim is to shed light on the cooperative action of proteins and lipids in shaping biomembrane structure and their contribution to micro-scale compartmentalization. PhD projects include the study of the role of peptide-lipid interactions in membrane fusion. Central questions are: How to peptides induce membrane curvature, what is the role of lipid composition and peptide oligomerization in synaptic vesicle fusion? Which molecular mechanisms are involved in spatial control and assembly? Another project focuses on the mechanical properties of biomembrane mimetics and the domain-dependent sorting of membrane proteins. The aim is to decipher the driving forces involved in sorting, signal transduction and transport through biological membranes. Requirement Candidates should preferably hold a master in bio-/physics or theoretical chemistry, have a good knowledge of statistical mechanics, programming skills and a strong interest in interdisciplinary projects. Other requirements High level of English and good communication skills; effective team working. We offer 3 years PhD contract and a competitive salary (65-75% E13). Interested candidates should send one pdf document containing a cover letter, CV, and certificates to rainer.boeckmann#fau.de. For further information please visit www.biomemphys.nat.fau.de
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