PhD position (m/f/d) | Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Neurosciences Structural and Cell Biology Solid State Research & Material Sciences Complex Systems

Job Code: MPIDS-W073

Job offer from August 10, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) at Göttingen, Germany, is an international, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment offering an exceptional research setting. It hosts a range of theoretical and experimental fundamental scientific research and a diverse group of researchers. Altogether, it employs about 300 people.

Within the Department of Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity (LFPB) we seek to fill a PhD position (m/f/d)

The research

The PhD student will work on the evaporating droplet set-up, aiming to study the self-assembly of biomolecules under evaporation of microliter sized droplets. A series of wet-dry cycles with applying external stimuli such as light, heat and magnetic field will be used to understand the effect of environmental factors on the biomolecule self-assembly. The project is mostly experimental work which requires hand-on skills in microscopy and image analysis. An engineering mindset would be highly advantageous.

Your profile

We are looking for excellent, enthusiastic and self-motivated early-career researchers with good communication skills to join active biological matter research team.

The PhD candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree (or comparable) in physics, organic chemistry and chemical engineering.
  • Strong interest in soft matter, microfluidics, fluorescent microscopy, image analysis. Experimental experience with evaporating droplet and would be an asset.
  • Ability and desire to work in a multi-disciplinary international team.
  • Good command of English, which is the working language of the department.

Our offer

We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly interdisciplinary and stimulating research environment. Salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists. Working hours are fulltime; salary is 2/3 of E13 TVöD-Bund. Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services. The PhD position is limited to three years. The starting date is December 1st 2023.

The Max-Planck Society is committed to achieving the highest level of excellence and diversity. We encourage applications from women, especially in areas where they are underrepresented, which includes theoretical physics. Moreover, we are committed to providing suitable working environment for everyone including individuals with disabilities.

Your application

To apply please use our online form with the reference no MPIDS-W073 and submit your CV, your academic records, a statement of your research interests, and contacts of two referees. All applications received before September 20th will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Vahid Nasirimarekani
Tel. +49 551 5176-327

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