Doctoral Researcher in Computational Biophysics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Postdoc in Finland

Doctoral Researcher in Computational Biophysics: The University of Helsinki invites applications for a doctoral researcher position in Computational Biophysics, starting in June 2024. Join the esteemed Computational Bioenergetics Group led by Associate Professor Vivek Sharma and contribute to groundbreaking research on proteins involved in biological energy generation and mitochondrial function. This position offers an excellent opportunity for recent MSc graduates with a passion for computational biology and research excellence.

Location: University of Helsinki, Finland


  • MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Computational Biology, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Linux/Unix operating system usage and programming/scripting.
  • Familiarity with simulation software (e.g., Gromacs, NAMD), analysis tools (e.g., MDAnalysis, Jupyter notebooks), and high-performance computing.
  • Strong motivation for scientific inquiry and exceptional research capabilities.

Description: The selected doctoral researcher will delve into the structure and mechanism of mitochondrial respiratory complexes, employing multi-scale computational approaches such as molecular dynamics simulations and quantum chemical methods. Collaborating with experimental teams, the researcher will explore the interplay between biomolecules and the lipid/solvent environment. The position offers opportunities for international conferences, scientific presentations, and professional development.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents as a single PDF file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System:

  1. One-page motivation letter highlighting research/educational accomplishments.
  2. Two-page CV emphasizing relevant experience in computational biophysics and biomolecular modeling/simulations.
  3. Bachelors/Masters degree grade card, including thesis topic and grade.

Employees of the University of Helsinki should apply via SAP Fiori. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews or discussions.

Last Date for Apply: April 20, 2024

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Vivek Sharma at

Join us at the University of Helsinki and contribute to cutting-edge research in Computational Biophysics.



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