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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of: Computational Bio/Nano Physics

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The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of: Computational Bio/Nano Physics  (m/f)
  • Ref: F1R-PHY-PUL-14IQIN
  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, full-time  (40 hrs/week)
  • Student status
The PhD student will be a member of the Physics and Materials research unit (Theory of Soft Matter) within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg.  He/she will work under supervision of Dr. Joshua T. Berryman with additional mentoring by Prof Raffaele Mezzenga (ETH Zurich) and Prof Tanja Schilling (University of Luxembourg).
Activities
  • The candidate will use recently-developed computer simulation methods to study the aggregation properties of certain protein fragments (peptides).  These properties are of interest both for the design of biologically derived or inspired materials and for the control of peptide aggregation in-vivo.  Details of related previous work can be found at www.berrymanscience.com/citations.html
  • Write a thesis in the domain of Physics
Profile
  • MSc, diploma or 1st class BSc in Physics, Chemistry, or other demanding science degree with mathematical content.
  • Proven programming experience in C or fortran (shown by transcripts or online project work).
  • Advanced computing and mathematical skills (shown by transcripts or online project work).
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Able to take responsibility for problem-solving.
  • Preferably should have some knowledge of protein biochemistry.
 
Offer
  • Personal work space on-campus in Luxembourg City.
  • Access to world-leading supercomputers.
  • Travel to US, Switzerland and EU for training and for collaborative work.
  • Develop skills in cutting edge bio-nano technology.
  • Develop skills in high-perfomance computing and data-intensive science.
 
For further information please contact: josh.berryman@uni.lu
Candidates should submit the following documents:
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 sides of A4, min font 12pt)
  • Motivation letter with details of past project work, including hyperlinks to source code or full reports if possible.
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copies of diplomas
Please apply online before 27th December 2014 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/j9ck



The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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How to apply:
Please apply online before 27th December 2014 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/j9ck
 
Send application to
Josh Berryman

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Luxembourg
Working place
1511 Luxembourg
Area of expertise
Physics