Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Jul 2023
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Description The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle
(Saale), a research institute of the Leibniz Association, welcome
applications for PhD candidates who intend to apply for DAAD scholarship for
computational scientists (chemists, biologists, physicists, chemo and
We are offering a three-year position for a
PhD student (m/f/d) in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry for
application for DAAD Scholarship
at the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry within the research group
We are looking for a creative, curious, team-minded and enthusiastic candidate
to join our team to contribute to a project which will focus on the
application of QM/MM and Moleular dynamics simulation methods for understand
and design of enzymes. The work will be performed in close collaboration with
experimental collaborators, who will work on enzymology and protein
The successful candidate must hold a Diploma or Master's degree in
computational (bio)chemistry or biophysics, or a closely related field and
is supposed to have a solid command of English communications skills.
Applicants should have a strong background in one of the following fields:
programming language (Python, C/C++), QM, molecular dynamics or QM/MM
methods, computational biochemistry or biophysics. Prior experience with
protein engineering would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
The IPB is an international research institute located on the Weinberg-Campus
of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and provides state-of-the-art
facilities for research in plant biochemistry/proteomics, cell
biology/imaging, and natural products chemistry/metabolomics. The Department
of Bioorganic Chemistry offers a multinational, interdisciplinary, and highly
stimulating scientific environment. Information about the research group and
the IPB can be found on the homepage: www. ipb-halle.de.
You will have the possibility to develop yourself in a young group and
motivating group atmosphere with many new techniques in an inspiring research
environment and outstanding equipment/facilities at the Leibniz-Institute.
Please, contact Dr. Mehdi D. Davari (email@example.com; Phone: 0049
(0) 345 5582 1360) for additional information.
Applications must include a cover letter describing research accomplishments
and interests, a CV plus publication list, and contact details of 2 referees.
Please send your complete application documents in one pdf file including the
Subject "PhD Computational Chemistry-DAAD Scholarship" exclusively by email to
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position
Location: Halle is a beautiful small city (240.000 inhabitants) one hour
away from Berlin and 30 min from Leipzig. Due to the central location in
Germany and excellent connection to the high-speed train network, you are very
quickly in most areas of Germany (Frank-furt 3 hours, Hamburg 3.5 hours,
Munich 3 hours) and due to the airport (Halle/Leipzig) in Europe.
Please notice our data protection information for applicants (m/f/d)
according to Article 13 and 14 GDPR concerning data protection processing in
the application process:
https: // www. ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/
The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German
university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university
qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education
Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education
(https: // www. kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
Others : contact details of 2 referees
More Information https: // www. ipb-halle.de/en/research/bioorganic-