PhD Position – Algorithms for Efficient Multiscale Molecular DynamicsForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH • Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Computational Biomedicine (INM-9) • Jülich bei Köln

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July 4, 2021


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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 04 Jul 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Computational Biomedicine Description Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate- friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 6,800 employees in one of Europe's biggest research centres and help us to shape change!

    The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Computational Biomedicine (INM-9) – develops and uses computational methods going from multiscale molecular simulations to bioinformatics and drug design to face the challenge of understanding the molecular basis of cellular (especially neuronal) signaling processes, in healthy and disease conditions.

    The project aims at developing efficient and highly scalable software for molecular simulations, in particular for applications to biological systems. The PhD position will be located at the INM-9 and is performed in very close cooperation with the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC). This offers a highly cross-disciplinary environment for work and training. The work in our team requires constant validation by the experimental studies and we have access to state-of-the-art computing platforms located at JSC. Your responsibility as a part of our team will be to implement new methods and algorithms in our software for multiscale molecular dynamics simulations called MiMiC (https: //, https: //

    We are offering a

    PhD Position – Algorithms for Efficient Multiscale Molecular Dynamics

    Your Job: - Take part in the ongoing development of the MiMiC multiscale simulation code Implement new parallel algorithms or parallelize existing ones - Port the code to GPUs - Test and validate the software - Benchmark your code on the supercomputers at the JSC

    Your Profile: - Master degree in Physics, Computer Science or a related field - Basic knowledge of Unix operating system - Experience with C++ or Fortran programming language - Knowledge of at least one of the parallel computing techniques (OpenMP, MPI, CUDA) is desired - Experience with molecular simulation software is a plus - Knowledge of the Density Functional Theory or Molecular Mechanics is a plus - Good spoken and written English - Communication and teamwork skills

    Our Offer: We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

    - Working in a motivated and highly interdisciplinary environment - Opportunities of being part of the national and international scientific community - Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development - Extensive company health management - Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family- friendly corporate policy - A structured doctoral degree programme for you and your supervisors with a comprehensive further training and networking package on our doctoral researchers' platform JuDocs - Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

    The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay will be in line with 70% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60% of a monthly salary as special payment (“Christmas bonus”). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at www. fz-

    Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

    We look forward to receiving your application until 04.07.2021 via our Online Recruitment System: https: // www. fz-

    Questions about the vacancy?

    Get in touch with us by using our contact form: https: // www. fz-

    Reference number: 2021D-064

    Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.


    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
  • More Information https: // www. fz-

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