29. juni 2020

PhD fellow in Soft Matter Physics and Active M

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Soft Matter Physics and Active Matter commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

At the Active Intelligent Matter Group we combine multiscale modeling – discrete and continuum simulations - with in-house experiments to address various aspects of complexities in active materials. This spans a wide range of problems from revealing the impact of mechanical forces on biochemical signalling in cells, investigating the dynamics of bacterial competition, to design and control of bio-inspired materials that are capable of self-organization, self-healing, and self-pumping.

We offer a highly creative and collaborative research atmosphere at the interface between physics, biology and fluid mechanics. The PhD fellowship is given in accordance with Danish legislation and will typically run for 3 years. The salary is set accordingly to Danish Union Contracts which are quite competitive on an international scale.

Project description

Soft matter physics lies at the heart of a quantitative understanding of many biological processes. From subcellular protein-driven flows to multicellular organ formation, biological matter continuously drives itself away from thermodynamic equilibrium using internal biochemical processes. In addition to their important biological roles, these intrinsically multiscale systems provide novel ideas for fundamental theories of non-equilibrium statistical physics and biomimetic inspiration for synthetic micro-machines capable of locomotion and self-organization.

This project will use theoretical and computational modeling to study fundamental problems in active matter with potential applications in the life sciences. A number of projects include close collaborations with theorists and experimental biophysicists in US, UK, Japan, and Europe, and the successful candidate is expected to visit them.

Principal supervisor is Dr. Amin DoostmohammadiNiels Bohr Institute, doostmohammadi@nbi.ku.dk, +45 53364260. 

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

Read more about the position and apply here >>