Doctoral Researchers in the field of Biophysics (f/m/d)

The PULS Group of Prof. Ana-Suncana Smith, Institute of Theoretical Physics, is looking for

Doctoral Researchers in the field of Biophysics (f/m/d)

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst u. a.

The PULS Group (Physics Underlying Life Science) led by Prof. Ana-Suncana Smith offers PhD positions starting 01.01.2022 on topics associated with modelling non-equilibrium processes occurring in cellular membranes and in tissues. The group is renowned for its contributions to the field of biophysics, and especially phospholipid membranes and epithelial tissues. On these topics we have currently two theoretical positions open. Here, outstanding candidates with interest in biophysics or biomaterials are welcome to apply. The candidates will be trained in advanced analytic and computational tools of statistical physics, which may involve high-performance computing simulations and AI approaches. Candidates with background in theoretical physics, material sciences, computer sciences or mathematics will be considered.
What you can expect:
We will offer you the possibility to perform research within an international and interdisciplinary team in a highly innovative and active research area comprising mechanics, material sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. By joining the work of the Group, many opportunities for advancement and continuous training are offered.
Your work location is at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, that is one of the largest and the most innovative university in Germany. You will have access to state of the art facility and computer resources.

Notwendige Qualifikation

You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are an excellent student holding or are about to obtain a M.Sc. degree in one of the following areas: biophysics, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, material sciences or in a closely related field
  • you are proficient in the English language; knowledge of the German language is welcome but not compulsory
  • you have strong interpersonal skills and are able to work in a team


Necessary documents:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page) including a type of a projects you are interested in
  • a copy of Bachelor and Master degree (if available)
  • academic transcripts (with grades and rankings)
  • brief summary of Master´s thesis (max. 1 page)
  • short CV
  • the publication list (if any)
  • names of at least 2 senior scientist that could write a recommendation letter

For all additional information feel free to contact Prof. Smith by email:



Doctoral Researchers in the field of Biophysics (f/m/d)
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E13 (je nach Qualifikation und persönlichen Voraussetzungen)
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Kontaktperson für weitere Informationen
Prof. Dr. Ana-Suncana Smith
Telefon: 09131 / 85 - 70565
Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Smith)
Cauerstraße 3
91058 Erlangen Bayern

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