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Postdoctoral fellow position: “Simulation-based inference of single-particle tracking microscopy.”

This project is part of the SCALE Cluster of Excellence initiative of Frankfurt Goethe University. It will be carried out in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics [CovinoLab] led by Roberto Covino at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies [FIAS], in a strong partnership with the Single Molecule Biophysics group led by Mike Heilemann at Goethe University [HeilemannLab].

The project focuses on developing and applying an innovative computational framework that integrates artificial intelligence and physics-based computer simulations to extract reduced quantitative models from super-resolution single-particle tracking experiments of plasma membrane receptor assembly. The self-assembly of receptors in cellular membranes is a fundamental process in biology. Understanding its biophysics and biological implications requires groundbreaking approaches, which you will advance. You will be embedded in a highly interdisciplinary environment and interact intensely with experimental collaborators to develop new quantitative models of fundamental biological systems

Ideally, you have:

  • An excellent PhD in computational sciences (physics, biophysics, mathematics, computer science, or theoretical chemistry).
  • Excellent communication skills and working proficiency in English.
  • A strong interest in interdisciplinary research, method development, and bridging theory with experiments.
  • A strong experience in programming (Python, etc.) and machine learning (PyTorch, Tensorflow).

We offer:

  • A highly inspiring work environment. 
  • Excellent research infrastructure and dedicated mentoring.
  • A very competitive salary and social benefits.
  • Excellent opportunities for training and career development.
  • You will have the opportunity to live in Frankfurt am Main, a vibrant and exciting cosmopolitan city at the heart of Europe.

Applications may be submitted until January 15, 2023 but interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Required documents:

  • A motivation letter stressing why you want to do a postdoc in the field and our lab.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae containing academic qualifications, research experiences, skills, and a publication list where you highlight your contribution.
  • Name and contact information of at least two references.

Please send all documents as a single pdf file to [].

For any further questions, please contact Dr. Roberto Covino []

The FIAS and Covino Lab are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Projects for Master’s theses, HiWi, and internships

Many projects for Master’s theses and internships are available. Projects range from more biological oriented questions, to physical and mathematical, applied Artificial Intelligence, and software projects. Just get in touch and we can discuss about it!

Further opportunities

Germany and the European Union offer many fantastic opportunities to support the career of young ambitious scientists. Here follows a (partial) list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants. If you are interested in applying to some of them to do your research with me, I will be trilled to give all my help and support. Simply get in touch!

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