Call for PhD's 2019

Development of coarse-grained modeling methods for biological macromolecules and their application

Project: The objective of the research activity is to investigate the properties of large macromolecules by means of coarse-grained models. The methods employed have been developed in the research group, however the candidate is expected to contribute to their extension and application. The focus of the research activity will be on large biomolecules, in particular proteins. The candidate will acquire competence in the foundations of the most common molecular modelling and coarse-grained simulation methods employed in the context of soft matter, and perform and analyze molecular dynamics simulations at the all-atom and coarse-grained level.

Your profile: The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, or interdisciplinary courses involving at least one of the aforementioned ones. The competent use of programming languages (C, C++, python, bash, and similar), as well as a good knowledge of the English language, are required.


We offer a fully funded 36 months PhD studentship for each of the two aforementioned positions, starting in Fall 2019. The salary is of 1.200 €/month. The PhD stipend is particularly advantageous in Trento, where the cost of living is relatively low. The successful candidates will have the opportunity of studying and working in a thriving, international, intellectually stimulating research environment among the most active and rapidly growing in Europe. They will be provided ample resources to present their results in international conferences in Europe and abroad, and will be financially supported in the participation to summer/winter schools on relevant research topics.

We actively seek to strengthen the role and contribution of women in STEM. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

How to Apply

Applications are performed completely online following the information that can be found at this link.

The deadline for application is August 29 2019.

An evaluation of titles (CV, publications, reference letters, etc.) will take place to select those candidates admitted to an oral examination (to be done via Skype if necessary). A 15 € application fee is required.

Expressions of interest can be communicated by filling the form available at this page.