PhD Studentships in Biophysics and Soft Matter, International Helmholtz Research School, Germany

The International Helmholtz Research School on Biophysics and Soft Matter (BioSoft) will provide an intense training in Biophysics and Soft Matter and a comprehensive framework of experimental and theoretical tools that will enable Ph.D. students to gain deeper understanding into the structure, dynamics, and function of complex systems, in particular those related to living systems.

The Research Centre Juelich (FZJ) in cooperation with the Universities of Duesseldorf and Koeln offers projects for a Ph.D. thesis, which can be selected from different research areas, such as:

  • 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
  • Bioelectronics and Biomechanics
  • Cell Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Cellular Signaling Pathways
  • Receptor-Ligand Interactions
  • Artificial and Biological Membranes


    The International Helmholtz Research School offers positions for graduate students (leading to a Ph.D.) for 3 years.

    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 preferentially 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).

    Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty members.

    The Research School is committed to an equal opportunity policy.

    Applications from qualified female candidates are welcome and encouraged.

    The summer term will start in April.

    For immediate consideration for this position please submit your application with certified copies of relevant grades and a completed application form to Dr. Anja Mataruga:


    Dr. Anja Mataruga
    Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics 1 (INB-1),
    Cellular Biophysics Research Centre Juelich
    D-52425 Juelich (Germany)
    For more information see; PhD Studentships in Biophysics and Soft Matter

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