Research

Master/PhD Position: Principles of Biofilm Architecture

We are hiring! You are a Master student? Attracted by interdisciplinary research? Fascinated by biological materials? Join us to study how bacteria design and build their cosy slimy home!
The topic: Biofilms are complex 3D structures, which form as bacteria get embedded in a matrix of self-produced fibers (amyloid and cellulose). Because biofilms are known to […]

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Postdoctoral position in Biological Physics

The BioModeling, BioInformatics & BioProcesses lab of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of biological physics.  The appointment will be initially for a period for 18 months starting between January and March 2019, financed by the FNRS Fund for Scientific Research, with the possibility of […]

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Postdoc position: simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France

We have an opening for a 18-month postdoctoral researcher, starting from February 2019, to work on the simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France. The work will be centered on understanding the emergence of instabilities and on modeling the transient interplay between dilation and pore pressure feedback as shear thickening occurs.
The position is funded by […]

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Postdoc position: uncovering mathematical descriptions for use in the Japanese art of paper cutting at Aarhus Denmark

Applications are invited for a 2 year (1+1) postdoctoral position with a background in theoretical and computational mechanics, soft condensed matter physics, or Applied Mathematics. This project focuses on uncovering mathematical descriptions for use in the Japanese art of paper cutting, namely Kirigami, and Reticulated Structures. The research question is on how optimal geometric design […]

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Post-doc position in Fluid flows shaping morphology

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It performs both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 300 people.
Project: We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our research team. We offer a highly international, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment in […]

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PhD in multiscale mechanisms of evolutionary dynamics in microbes

The Theoretical Biology Group at ETH Zurich is hiring a Ph.D. student to study multiscale mechanisms of evolutionary dynamics in microbes.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018.  For more information on the position and how to apply, please follow the link:

https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/usys/ibz/theoreticalbiology/group/job_9-2018.pdf

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Development and mechanistic characterisation of membrane-active anticancer peptides

Organisms are well known to produce their own antibiotic host-defence peptides that act through damaging bacterial membranes due to their different molecular composition compared to the host organism’s own cells. Some of these antimicrobial peptides are also known to have anticancer properties. One particularly promising anticancer peptide is polybia MP1 (MP1) from the venom of […]

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Theoretical problems in the areas of soft and living matter

Prof. Eleni Katifori in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, is looking for a post-doctoral associate to work on theoretical problems in the areas of soft and living matter. The projects will involve the statistical physics of complex networks.

The successful candidate will join the soft matter theory group […]

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Frustrated self-assembly, theoretical descriptions of the cytoskeleton, protein-membrane interactions

PhD and postdoctoral openingsat CNRS’ LPTMS lab in Orsay (Paris area).
The postdoc will have the opportunity to work on frustrated self-assembly, theoretical descriptions of the cytoskeleton, protein-membrane interactions and
other problems at the interface between Statistical/Soft Matter Physics and Biology. He or she will be able to interact independently with the broad range of exciting biophysical […]

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Novel bacterial motility behaviors

The Taute lab at the Rowland Institute at Harvard is offering a postdoc opportunity at the interface between physics and biology. The lab focusses on understanding how physics and ecology interplay in shaping the diversity of swimming behaviors available to microbes. Many bacteria swim with the aid of flagella, helical appendages that can be rotated […]

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Self-organization mediated by surface waves

A 2 years postdoctoral position is currently open at Institut de Physique de Rennes (France). Flexible starting date from October 1st, 2018 to January 1st, 2019. The project is experimental and theoretical, and part of the project funded by CNRS Momentum “Self-organization of fluid and solid structures at fluid interfaces at the macroscopic scale”. The […]

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Postdoc positions School of physical sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing

Chair professor Rudolf Podgornik in the Foreign-expert 1000-talents program of Chinese government at the School of physical sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Zhongguancun Campus, Beijing, invites outstanding young researchers in physical sciences to apply for up to 3 postdoc positions in 2018. We are interested in candidates working in the following areas, […]

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Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations

Two postdoc positions are available in the framework of the ERC StG project VARIAMOLS – Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations. A postdoc researcher is sought for a 2-years long project involving deep neural network—based method development and applications in the context of macromolecular modelling and simulation. Candidates with background in physics, chemistry, biology, and […]

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Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations

TwoPhD positions are available in the framework of the ERC StG project VARIAMOLS – Variable resolution algorithms for macromolecular simulations. The successful candidates will work on the development and application of computational methods for the study of large macromolecules – e.g. proteins and DNA. The research projects aim at the design, implementation, and application of […]

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Interfacial mechanisms responsible for the frictional behavior

We invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position to work on
the interfacial mechanisms responsible for the frictional behavior of
solid bodies. We experimentally investigate the role of interfacial
heterogeneities in the frictional failure. The research will be carried
out under the supervision of Elsa Bayart, in the Physics Laboratory at
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France.
The position is for a […]

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Microfluidic flow of biomimetic tissues

The University of Montpellier offers three PhD grants to carry on a PhD in Physics in the Laboratory of Charles Coulomb (L2C), starting on October 2018 and for a duration of three years.
Project description: 
During embryogenesis, tissues and organs develop through cell differentiation and reorganization. Individual and collective motion of cells leads to a flow tissue, […]

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Polymer synthesis and characterization, ESPCI Paris

Context
L’École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI Paris; https://www.espci.fr/en/) is both a “Grande École d’ingénieurs” and a research institute (17 laboratories) of international reputation with a strong culture of scientific excellence. Teaching and research are at the crossroads of knowledge and know-how in physics, chemistry and biology.
TEACHING
Teaching will […]

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