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Date: Fri Feb 4 04:00:28 2022
Subject: 22.02.04 1 PhD position in Molecular Simulations of Biological Soft Matter. University of Fribourg, Switzerland
1 PhD position is available in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at the University
of Fribourg, Switzerland. 
The position is open in the context of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in 
bio-inspired materials. Expected starting date is 01 Jun 2022.

What we offer 

We offer a stimulating, friendly and interdisciplinary work environment, with excellent working 
conditions (salary, resources, ...) and frontier research projects in the field of bioinspired materials 
and biological soft matter. For more information on what we do please check our group website
( and the NCCR website
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to interact extensively with outstanding experimental 
labs in Fribourg, Zurich (Dufresne lab) and Lausanne (Stellacci lab). Additional information on the 
project will be given upon request.

The position is fully funded for 4 years. Initial gross annual salary will be 48,000 CHF (approx 48,000 $).


We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented independent thinkers. 
The applicant should have (or be in process of completing) a Master Degree in physics, chemistry,
biology, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering or a related subject. Computer literacy and
previous experience with molecular simulations, as well as good communication skills and
proficiency in English, are a plus.
In general, any previous specific knowledge is less important than strong motivation, enthusiasm 
for scientific research and problem-solving skills.

Please send your application, including short cover letter (explaining background and motivation)
and a complete CV via e-mail to: stefano.vanni at The positions will remain open until

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