PhD Position in Theoretical and Computational Biophysics of Membranes and Membrane Proteins
University of Southern Denmark PHYLIFE: Centre for Physical Life Sciences (formerly MEMPHYS: Centre for Biomembrane Physics)

PhD Position in Theoretical and Computational Biophysics of Membranes and Membrane Proteins



A PhD position in theoretical and computational biophysics of membranes and membrane proteins is available at PHYLIFE: Centre for Physical Life Sciences (formerly MEMPHYS: Centre for Biomembrane Physics) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense.


The candidate will be supervised by Associate Professor Himanshu Khandelia, and will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere together with theorists and experimental scientists.


Starting date: 1 August 2019. Application deadline: 31 May 2019.


The project investigates plasma membrane repair  mechanisms by peripheral binding proteins using molecular dynamics simulations. The candidate will collaborate with experimental groups at SDU, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Cancer Institute.


The candidate should have good English communication skills, be comfortable with the Linux programming environment and have documented programming skills. Candidates with background in Physics, Physical Chemistry and Engineering are desirable. Prior experience with molecular simulations is also desirable. The successful candidate(s) will have access to state-of-the-art supercomputing resources.


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Application, salary etc.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.


The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.


The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).


The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:

• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)

• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")

• Detailed CV, including personal contact information

• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades

• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.


Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.


Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.


Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.


Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.


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