PhD Position in Biological Physics, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Expires on: 05/01/2024


The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany, is offering a Ph.D. position in Biological Physics within the independent research group “Theory of Biological Fluids,” led by Dr. David Zwicker. The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge research on the organization principles of liquid-like droplets in biological cells and broader questions in biological physics. This position provides an excellent opportunity for early-career researchers to join a highly international and interdisciplinary research environment.

The research group focuses on understanding how biological organisms organize soft material, particularly liquid-like droplets in biological cells. The successful candidate will engage in theoretical biophysics projects, combining analytical insights with numerical simulations and experimental data interpretation. Multiple research projects are available, and the candidate may shape their own research direction.


  • Master’s degree (or comparable) in physics, applied mathematics, or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Interest in biological physics, soft matter, statistical physics, and complex systems (previous experience not required)
  • Strong quantitative skills (data analysis and programming)
  •  Eagerness to learn new skills and apply established ones
  • Proficiency in English

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online and submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter describing research interests and motivation to join the group
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Contacts of two referees

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