10 open PhD positions - Photosynthetic Antennas in a Computational Microscope, several locations

10 PhD positions are open for application within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Doctoral Network “Photosynthetic Antennas in a Computational Microscope (PhotoCaM) : Training a new generation of computational scientists

Photosynthesis relies on harvesting the sunlight and on transforming the solar energy into chemical energy to sustain almost all life on earth. An enhanced molecular-level understanding of photosynthesis and particularly of the light-harvesting process is of key significance.

In this MSCA Doctoral Network, we aim at training a new generation of computational scientists which can treat complex and interdisciplinary problems such as light harvesting on a molecular level using theoretical and computational tools. The interdisciplinary nature of the problem requires a combined knowledge from biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science in order to combine state-of-the-art approaches like molecular dynamics simulations, quantum chemistry, theoretical spectroscopy and machine learning into multi-scale schemes.

This joint undertaking is a unique chance in research but especially also in training young scientists in interdisciplinary teamwork, method training and high-performance computing in academic as well as non-academic settings.

A total of 10 doctoral students are fully funded by the European Commission for research projects in Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain, Austria, and France.


Deadline for application: 30 September 2023