2 Postdoc positions in theoretical / computational biological and soft matter physics, Šarić lab, IST Austria, Vienna

We have 2 Postdoc positions in theoretical/computational  biological and soft matter physics, Šarić lab, IST Austria, Vienna

Two postdoctoral positions (initially three years each, with a possibility for extension) are available in the area of theoretical and computational soft matter and biological physics in the Šarić group at IST Austria, close to Vienna, starting in January 2022 or at any point after.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to:
  1. Non-equilibrium membrane remodelling and cutting in cell trafficking and cell division, across evolution
  2. Non-equilibrium protein assembly driven by spatiotemporal chemical patterns
  3. Artificially evolving nanomachinery for desired functions

The above projects involve close collaborations with several experimental labs across Europe.

About you: Physicists, biophysicists, computer scientists, biologists with quantitative experience, engineers and others with relevant backgrounds are welcome to apply. No prior knowledge of biology is necessary. Please send your CV and a brief statement on why you’d like to join us and how your interests/skills fit with our research to a.saric AT ucl.ac.uk

About us: We are an interdisciplinary group that develops minimal computer models of collective phenomena in living systems. Our research areas include functional and pathological protein assembly, reshaping of cellular and artificial membranes, and cellular trafficking. We use methods of soft matter and statistical physics, such as molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and as of recently, interface them with methods of artificial intelligence. Currently based at the UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, in central London, we are joining the interdisciplinary and international environment of IST Austria and beautiful Vienna in January 2022. 

The positions are available after January 1st 2022 and will be available until filled.

Links: https://ist.ac.at/en/institute/at-a-glance/