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Funded PhD programme; in the field of Biological Physics; at Universität Bayreuth; in Germany

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

                                                            2 PhD student positions

in the area of Biological Physics with a particular focus on

(1) dynamic self-organization processes during early embryogenesis.
(2) non-equilibrium fluctuations in living matter.

Candidates are expected to design, conduct, and evaluate quantitative fluorescence microscopy measurements on the model organism C. elegans and/or culture cells. Experimental data from the projects will serve as a basis for subsequent modeling approaches, e.g. computer simulations. Both projects are an integral part of the lab’s research focus on physicochemical principles of life for which advanced light microscopy methods, microfluidics, and computational approaches are used as main tools (see also 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. A Masters/Diploma degree in Physics, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, or Cell/Molecular Biology (with additional qualifications in Physics) is expected.

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 July 15, 2018 to:

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