Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Open Positions

Postdoctoral positions

The Center for Modelling and Simulation in the Biosciences (BIOMS), Heidelberg, Germany, is offering several positions for Postdoctoral Scientists for the period January 2017- December 2018.

The research of the center ( is promoting the use of modeling and simulation in the biosciences and is integrated in the network BIOQUANT (, the latter including live cell imaging research and technology platforms. BIOMS is a collaboratory of Heidelberg University, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Medical Research.

The scientific program of BIOMS focusses on modeling

  • biomechanics/biochemistry interactions on cellular and systems level,
  • transport processes and biochemical reactions in signaling networks and metabolisms,
  • information processing of signals on the cellular level,
  • the development of biological structures and functionality on molecular and systems level.

The open positions are primarily geared towards young scientists and limited to a maxium duration of 1-2 years. The postdoctoral scientists are expected to cooperate with one of the teams within BIOMS network, including experimentalists.

BIOMS is particularly interested in cooperation in modelling and simulations of

  • influences of environmental factors on cellular processes and on the functions of cells and cell systems,
  • biochemistry and biophysics of cell movement,
  • dynamics of cell populations in particular of the immune system in connection with inflammation,
  • biomolecular processes relevant for the dynamics of SIRS and CARS.

Applications should be submitted electronically by January 7th, 2017 and sent to (BIOMS coordinators Prof. Willi Jäger and Prof. Ursula Kummer, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing)

Required documents (in one single pdf-file, please): scientific CV, certificate of PhD, PhD thesis in digital version, list of publications, survey on the previous research (1 page max.) and planned future research in particular a sketch of the research project during the stay as BIOMS Postdoc (2 pages max.), information on cooperation partner(s) in the participating institutions of BIOMS.

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