PhD Positions: Biophysics Soft Matter Physics

Study in:Germany
Deadline: 31 March 2018

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Dynamics and Self-Organization invite applications for PhD positions in the field of Biophysics / Soft Matter Physics within the department Dynamics of Complex Fluids. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus.

About the positions:
  • The position requires candidate to be highly motivated, outstanding and interested in questions about the research topics “physics of living matter at interfaces” and “microbial life in complex geometries”.
  • The research group combines concepts from soft matter physics, biophysics, statistical physics, and micro/nanofluidics.
  • The experimental methods include advanced optical microscopy techniques based on high-speed, fluorescence and contrast-enhancing imaging modes.
  • The group combines these methods with novel high-precision force spectroscopy techniques for time-resolved measurements of interfacial forces in living cells, microorganisms and biological tissue.
  • Applicant must hold Master’s or comparable degree in Physics, Biophysics or in a related subject.
  • Applicants with background in the field of biophysics are desirable.
  • Applicant must demonstrate good experimental skills and knowledge of experimental techniques, image processing and data analysis are required, programming skills (e.g. Matlab).
  • Applicant must possess fluency in both written and spoken English.

Applications should include the following:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Contacts of two referees
  • Brief statement of interests
  • Quote the reference number MPIDS-W015 and send application by email to in one pdf-file.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Neurosciences Structural and Cell Biology Solid State Research & Material Sciences Complex Systems, Physics, Biophysics

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline March 31st, 2018

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