Open positions...

Please note: We have also several interesting Master and Bachelor projects available. Please contact Jochen if you have any questions.

PhD and Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics

Our group develops and uses molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to understand the energetics, kinetics, and molecular mechanisms involved in biological macromolecular systems, such as proteins, biological membranes, or protein/nucleotide complexes. We put strong emphasis to free-energy calculations to obtain the thermodynamic driving forces of biomolecular processes, and work on combining simulations with experimental data. Hence, we tightly collaborate with experimentalists in Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, and Canada. Please take a look on our Research site and on our Publication list to find out more about our work.

We are constantly looking for ambitious PhD and Postdoc applicants, for projects on one of the following topics:

In case you are interested, please write to Jochen ( and include your full CV, with publication list (if applicable), university certificates, course transcripts (including grades), and contact details of two references who are willing to write a letter of recommendation upon request. Applicants for PhD position should als send a scanned copy of their university entrance exam (according to the German Abitur).

For the official announcements, we refer to job announcements on the university website.

We are very much looking forward to hear from you!