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Applications for 2016 are welcome!

We are looking for highly motivated PhD students and postdocs who are interested in multidisciplinary research and want to join our collaborative network of nanoscientists. The 7 PhD positions and 3 postdoc positions offer excellent re­search conditions and multidisciplinary education within the stimulating scientific environment of the Center for NanoScience, the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), and the Collaborative Research Center SFB1032. You can join CeNS as a doctoral student or postdoc by applying for one of the positions listed below via our Opens external link in new windowonline application tool.

Application Procedure

All candidates have to apply via our Opens external link in new windowonline application tool. Other forms of application will not be accepted. Please note that incomplete applications and applications which have not been submitted by February 8, 2016 will not be considered.

Please refer to our Initiates file downloadguide to applicants for more detailed information.

Timeline for the application round 2016:

- February 8: Deadline for online applications and recommendation letters
- February 17 onwards:
Skype interviews
- February 22 onwards:
 Invitations to interviews in Munich
Two days in week 14 (April 4-8): Interview workshop in Munich
- April 2016:
Final decisions
- June-October 2016:
Start of PhD or postdoc (depending on the individual projects)

In order to apply online, you have to register first. You will then be able to enter your applications details. 

PhD and postdoc projects
In your application, you have to select one PhD or postdoc project that you are interested in. The available projects are listed below on this website. 

Letters of recommendation
For your application, two letters of recommendation (to be submitted via the Opens external link in new windowonline application tool) are required. Recommendation letters and online applications have to be submitted by February 8, 2016!


Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent in either the field of physics, chemistry or life sciences
- prepare for a Master's degree in one of the above named fields to be completed no later than two months before the start of the project OR hold a master's degree or equivalent
- for postdoc positions: hold or prepare for a PhD or Dr. rer. nat. in a related subject
- excellent grades
- a very good command of the English language
- strong scientific motivation
- interest in interdisciplinary research

PhD Projects

1. Motor proteins studied at the single molecule level (Prof. Claudia Veigel, Medical Faculty, LMU Munich) more...

2. Recreating the Origin of Life with Non-Equilibrium Chemistry (Prof. Dieter Braun, Department of Physics, LMU Munich) more...

3. Two positions in automated electrophysiology/patch clamp on cells and characterization of ion channels
(Nanion Technologies, Munich) more...

4. Two positions in Nano-Bionics with Single Molecules (Prof. Petra Schwille, MPI for Biochemistry) more...

5. Charge transport in organic semiconductors (Prof. Thomas Weitz, Physics Department LMU Munich) more...

6. Opto-Mechanics of Single Enzyme Molecules (Prof. Matthias Rief, Physics Department, TU Munich) more...

Postdoc Projects

1. Postdoc positions in synthetic biology /protein engineering / biophysics  Opens internal link in current windowmore...
Prof. Hermann Gaub / Dr. Michael Nash, Physics Department, LMU Munich

2. Postdoc position biophysics/fluorescence microscopy  Opens internal link in current windowmore...
Prof. Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried

3. Postdoc position "DNA-based Superlattices"   Opens internal link in current windowmore...
Prof. Tim Liedl, Physics Department, LMU Munich