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Postdoc in the field of long-range electrodynamic interactions between proteins (m/f/d)


Your Profile:

  • Excellent university degree (Master) in either physics, biophysics or biochemistry
    PhD degree in one of the above disciplines
  • Strong background in statistical physics and MD simulations of biological system
  • Ideal previous experience with normal mode analysis
  • Records proving the accomplishment of a successful independent work
  • Excellent knowledge of written and oral English
  • Interactive person with good communication skills

Our Offer:

In living matter, a complex network of molecular events involving hundreds of different molecules, which have to diffuse, meet and interact at the correct time in the correct place, is responsible for the transmission of information through cells. All these biochemical reactions are highly spatially organized and coordinated. This project aims at extending the paradigm of the self-organization of the intracellular living matter, by exploring the existence of long-range electrodynamic interactions (LEDIs) between proteins. LEDIs would result from a condensation phenomenon of the vibrational modes of a macromolecule, on the lowest frequency mode (expected in the TeraHertz frequency band), upon the injection of a suitable energy rate. Your tasks in this context are:
  • Using out-of-equilibrium MD simulations, verify if and how such phonon condensation actually occurs in solvated proteins
  • Writing scientific publications and reports
  • Presenting the results in international conferences and meetings with the collaborators

» Job description

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich