Scholarship In Computational Biophysics, University of Helsinki [Study In Finland]

Scholarship Overview

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.


Scholarship Details

  • Type: PhD
  • Deadline: 20 April, 2024
  • Location: Finland
  • Eligible Countries: International Students (All Countries)
  • Number of Award: NA
  • Value of Award: Full Scholarship
  • Duration of Award: NA
  • Eligible Field of Study: Computational Biophysics

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.


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:

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


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