PhD student position in the area of Biological Physics, University of Bayreuth, Germany


The Department of Experimental Physics I at the University of Bayreuth, Germany invites applications for a

PhD student position

in the area of Biological Physics with a particular focus on self-organization phenomena during early development. The candidate is expected to conduct and evaluate quantitative fluorescence (light sheet) microscopy measurements on the model organism C. elegans, e.g. on the generation of forces and flows prior to cell division events. The data will serve as a basis for subsequent modeling approaches.

The lab’s research is focused on elucidating physicochemical principles of life, e.g. dynamic self-organization processes in living matter, using advanced light microscopy methods and computational approaches as main tools (see also www.ep1.uni-bayreuth.de/en/research for details). Candidates should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary work, which is supported on-site by an interdisciplinary PhD program (BayNAT) and the Elite Study Program on Biological Physics.

Applicants are expected to have a Diploma or Masters degree in Physics, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, or Cell/Molecular Biology with additional qualifications in Physics. Research experience in the area of Biological Physics, Biophysics or Soft Condensed Matter, preferably in the realm of quantitative microscopy approaches, is appreciated.
Applications from handicapped persons will be favored when all other qualifications are equal. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and we therefore especially encourage women to apply.

Please send inquiries and meaningful applications (CV and a brief motivation letter) by August 28, 2017 to: sekretariat.ep1@uni-bayreuth.de