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Applications are invited for two PhD student positions in the Computational  Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Molecular Bioinformatics group of Prof. Dr. Holger Gohlke at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany.

PhD student position 1:

o    Topic: Development of novel modulators for the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor for the treatment of nerve agent poisoning

o    Availability: The position is available as of 01.10.2019.

PhD student position 2:

o    Topic: Overcoming lantibiotics resistance in bacterial pathogens: Nisin as a model system

o    Availability: The position is available as of 01.10.2019.

Please find more detailed information regarding the respective topic under:


Ideal candidates will have a record of excellence and a strong background in computational biochemistry, molecular informatics, and computational structural biology as well as a high interest in working in an interdisciplinary research field, and profound knowledge in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulations (Amber) software and molecular modelling.

Application process

Applicants should submit applications (a one-page letter of motivation why they are interested in the respective project and how they can contribute to the project’s success, a current CV, and contact data of three references) by email to gohlke[at] . Please provide all documents as one PDF file and specify for which position you are applying.



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