Archived: Job: PhD positions at the Juelich Research Center on “Allosteric ligand binding to neuroreceptors”

Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Jülich Research Center (Forschungszentrum Jülich) is one of the largest research centers in Germany, with excellent scientific equipment and leading European computational resources, located on a green campus, and near the cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen.

The Institute of Computational Biomedicine IAS-5/INM-9

The Institute of Computational Biomedicine IAS-5/INM-9 at the Jülich Research Center uses and develops high performance computing-based multiscale simulations to investigate key molecular events for neuronal function and dysfunction.

Job description

We are currently searching PhD students who will join the IAS-5/INM-9 Institute and will investigate allosteric ligand binding to neuroreceptors for medical applications. We offer a position in a creative and international environment with the opportunity to work in a unique interdisciplinary team. The projects will be carried out in close collaborations with experimental labs. Payment of the PhD fellow will be based on salary grade EG 13 (50%) Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). The PhD positions are available for 3 years.


Candidates need to have a master in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or computer science. Experience with UNIX-like operating systems along with an excellent knowledge of written and oral English are required.


Applications should include CV and the names of at least two people to be contacted as references. They should be sent to Prof. Paolo Carloni ( Search will continue until the positions are filled.

The Jülich Research Center aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.