PhD Scholarship in Computer Simulations of Ion Transport in Biology at University of Southern Denmark

A PhD scholarship in computer simulations of ion transport in biology is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark starting 1 September 2021. Application deadline: 19 May 2021.
The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.
Outstanding candidates comfortable in the Linux computing environment, and from backgrounds in physics/chemistry/engineering or physical chemistry are invited to apply. Candidates should have prior experience with particle-based computer simulations of biological systems such as Molecular Dynamics. Knowledge of computer programming is desired.
The selected candidate will be working on an interdisciplinary project involving molecular biophysics, structural biology and computer simulations. The project involves using multi-scale simulations to investigate the fundamental molecular basis ion selectivity and voltage sensing in transmembrane proteins. Strong collaboration with experimental groups is expected and the successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere at PHYLIFE, working together with theorists and experimental scientists.
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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 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 non-detailed 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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