Open Positions

The Quantum Biology and Computational Physics Group (Department of Physics) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg has opening for two new positions: 

1. PhD position (TV-L E13 / 65%) (Read more here: https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=68070).
The overall goal of this research project is to advance computational modeling techniques such as the molecular dynamics (MD) or free energy perturbation approaches to permit computational studies of biological macromolecules and molecular assemblies that are central to the molecular basis of many sensory processes (including magnetoreception , vision and hearing). The visualization of the scientific results is a major part of the project.

Requirement for employment is that the applicant should have a qualifying university degree (diploma or master) in Physics, Chemistry or related fields and a strong interest in biophysics and basic research in a collaborative research environment. 

All applications received before the 2nd of July 2021 will be considered.

2. Postdoc position (TV-L E13 / 100%) (Read more here: https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=68071).
The overall aim of this project is the investigation of systems with possible biological effects of extremely low frequency and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, the mechanisms by which animals can sense the Earth's magnetic field for orientation and navigation, and the possibility of manipulating radical lifetimes so as to control the outcome of their reactions. The work consists of both simulations with quantum chemical software and a programming component.

Requirement for employment is that the applicant should have a qualifying university degree (diploma or master), a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (or related fields) and a strong interest in basic research in a collaborative research environment. We require excellent mastering of English reading and writing. The candidate must have a profound background in programming such as C ++, Python, Fortran and Shell-scripts, as well as experience using supercomputing resources and Linux administration. Expertise in at least four of the following topics is mandatory: (1) spin chemistry; (2) time-dependent DFT; (3) QM / MM simulation; (4) electronic structure calculations; (5) theoretical foundations of spectroscopy; (6) charge transfer processes.

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, list of publication and statement of research interest, names and phone numbers of at least two personal references) preferred as one pdf-file to ilia.solovyov@uni-oldenburg.de

All applications received before the 25th of June 2021 will be considered.