Doctoral Student and Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomolecular Simulations

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

Prof. Sereina Riniker's group for Computational Chemistry at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry is interested in the development of methodology for classical molecular dynamics simulations and cheminformatics, and in the application to address challenging biological and chemical questions. 

Job description

The research project will focus on the investigation of the dynamics of protein-protein complexes in collaboration with industry partners, and involves two positions. The preferred starting date for both is early 2023. 

Your profile

Applicants for the postdoctoral position should hold a Ph.D. degree in (computational) chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics with a strong background in molecular dynamics simulations. Experience with application-oriented projects and good programming skills (Python) are advantageous. 

Applicants for the position as doctoral student should hold a Master degree in computational chemistry, chemistry, or biochemistry. Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and good programming skills (Python) are advantageous.

We welcome self-motivated candidates with outstanding academic record, excellent communication skills and professional integrity to apply. 

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We offer

Group members will not only have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge resources in a collaborative environment but also to co-work with industry partners, stimulating creative ideas and exploring new research avenues.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Statement of interest
  • Comprehensive CV and publication list
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Computational Chemistry Group can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sereina Zoe Riniker (sriniker@ethz.ch) (no applications). 

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Statement of interest
  • Comprehensive CV and publication list
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Computational Chemistry Group can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sereina Zoe Riniker (sriniker@ethz.ch) (no applications). 

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.