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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

11 PhD positions in Self-Organization in Soft Matter BEyond AMphiphilicity (BEAM)

Our research:

Self-Organization in Soft Matter BEyond AMphiphilicity (BEAM)

The newly funded Research Training Group (in German: Graduiertenkolleg, GRK) RTG2670 “Beyond Amphiphilicity: Self-Organization of Soft Matter Via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions” at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg will start with a highly interdisciplinary and ambitious research program in May 2021.

We invite applications for 11 PhD positions (3 year contracts).

In total there will be about 25 doctoral researchers who will conduct soft matter research combining fields as diverse as physical chemistry, spectroscopy, synthetic organic and polymeric synthesis, biophysics, biochemistry and biocatalysis, theoretical chemistry and mathematics, to advance the understanding of the emergence of complexity in molecular systems.

In the long run we aim at uncovering design principles for nanostructured materials or aspects of self-assembly in biological systems that go beyond the simple self-assembly processes through amphiphilicity.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Who we are

  • The newly funded Research Training Group RTG2670 – Beyond Amphiphilicity at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 10 principal investigators, leaders in their fields of soft matter research, cutting-edge research infrastructure, and finally about 25 international PhD students

What we offer

  • exciting projects in fundamental theoretical and experimental soft matter research
  • a supportive, inclusive, and enthusiastic atmosphere
  • in-depth training in interdisciplinary soft matter science
  • individual supervision and mentoring
  • a PhD student mobility program with academic partners in Zurich (Switzerland) and Paris (France)
  • a structured PhD program with seminars, workshops on scientific and professional skills, and individual coaching
  • a family-friendly infrastructure built up by the University and BEAM
  • financial support: a working contract with the university (no tuition fee)
  • Halle is a vital student city with low cost of living and the University of Halle-Wittenberg offers a long tradition of academic excellence
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Your application

We are looking for highly motivated doctoral researchers with a strong interest in soft matter science and a solid qualification. You should hold a master degree, diploma or an equivalent degree in one of the Sciences that are fundamental to BEAM (chemistry, physics, biochemistry, mathematics, or related fields). We particularly invite applications by women and persons from underrepresented groups.

Want to become part of BEAM?

More information on the application process and the requirements can be found on our webpage For further questions you may directly contact Prof. Rebecca Waldecker or Prof. Dariush Hinderberger.

Please apply via our application portal until March 18, 2021.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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