Assistant Professor in Computational biophysics, Statistical biophysics

    Assistant Professor in Computational biophysics, Statistical biophysics

    Assistant Professorships at Niels Bohr International Academy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    June 02, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +2)


    Overview

    PositionAssistant Professorship
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Gravity and the Double Copy
    – Computational biophysics
    – Statistical biophysics
    SalaryDKK 382.416 / Year
    WorkplaceNiels Bohr International Academy
    University of Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Contract PeriodNot mentioned
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021

    Qualifications

    We seek a computational biophysicist who is an expert in several advanced computational and modelling techniques, who possesses strong programming skills, and who is developing new computational methods

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Gravity and the Double Copy:

    We seek an experienced scientist with a background of several years of post-doctoral appointments in applications of gauge theory methods to the understanding of gravitational interactions at both perturbative and non-perturbative levels. Specifically, the chosen candidate must have demonstrated significant research impact in connecting classical perturbative and non-perturbative solutions in gauge theories with gravitational solutions of Einstein gravity through the double-copy construction as well as in the application of modern techniques in field theory (e.g. scattering amplitudes, effective field theory and the eikonal formalism) to describe the dynamics of black holes binaries, in particular also their spin effects, and the emission of gravitational radiation through their mergers.

    Computational biophysics:
    We seek a computational biophysicist who is an expert in several advanced computational and modelling techniques, who possesses strong programming skills, and who is developing new computational methods.

    These skills will be needed to study, understand, and model the far from equilibrium physics of cell membranes and the chosen candidate must have a proven track record in computational biophysics related to these topics. The chosen candidate must also lead in developing a multi-scale framework that will include three new features: 1) a generic dynamic topology algorithm, 2) implicit models of multi-state proteins, and 3) coupling the membrane dynamics to active solvent. The chosen candidate must be able to convincingly argue to possess the skills outlined above, and the capability to carry out highest-level research in the indicated topics.
     

    Statistical biophysics:
    We seek a physicist with a proven strong record in statistical physics who will apply the theory of, in particular, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and stochastic thermodynamics to systems involving soft matter and/or living cells. A strong research background in understanding the stochastic efficiency of small-scaled heat engines is crucial.

    Specifically, the chosen candidate must apply these skills to lead a new initiative to use the existing information thermodynamics framework to study the thermodynamics of chemical computing and bio-computing and applications in DNA-replication.

    The duties of the assistant professors will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above.

    Documents Required

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
    • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
      • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
      • Teaching experience
      • Formal pedagogical training
    • Complete publication list

    Note

    Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

    The starting salary is currently up to DKK 382.416 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 62.248). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

    Inquiries

    Prof. Poul Henrik Damgaard

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    Assistant Professorships at Niels Bohr International Academy

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 3rd, 2021 (GMT+9)