[gmx-users] Phd positions available

Giovanni Bussi giovanni.bussi at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 10:54:36 CEST 2011

Dear all,

since many people in our group are gromacs users, this announcement
could make some sense on the gmx mailing list. Please forward it to
interested people.

Best wishes,

Giovanni Bussi


***PhD positions at SISSA in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

There are 3 positions available for the PhD in Physics and Chemistry
of Biological Systems at the International School for Advanced
Studies, Trieste, Italy.

Applicants should have a good background in Physics, Chemistry or
related subjects and are expected to obtain their Laurea Specialistica
or equivalent degree by Autumn 2011.

Applicants will be first screened based on their CV (educational track
record, letters of presentation, preprints or publications). Those
that pass the preliminary screening will be invited to participate to
the local selection taking place on October 5 and 6.

Admitted students will have the opportunity to follow a one-year
educational program in an international and interdisciplinary
environment, followed by two or three years of active research in one
of the following areas:

* structural bioinformatics,
* statistical mechanics of complex molecular systems,
* biomolecular simulations,
* simulations of rare events.

For further information about the available research lines, and past
entrance exams see the Statistical and Biological Physics Sector

To apply:
The application should be filled exclusively online at the following
address: www.sissa.it/applications/phd . The application deadline is
September 19th.
The complete official announcement can be download here.
Notice that SISSA can cover, in full or in part, the expenses of
students who are admitted to the local entrance exam. Please contact
phd at sissa.it for further information.

About SISSA:
The International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste. SISSA was
the first Italian university to offer the PhD degree, and has
continued to do so with notable success. Since its founding in 1978,
SISSA has prepared more than 500 young people for careers in research
and teaching.

According to a recent independent comprehensive academic survey SISSA
is one of the leading Italian research institutes in terms of density
of top scientists. In the latest evaluation of the Italian university
system (CIVR) it was judged as the most exciting of the small research
centers in Italy in physics and mathematics and came second in

People who study at SISSA, which is situated in the campus in Via
Bonomea in a park of over 100,000 m2, have access to an excellent
library which is open 24 hours a day; they have a computer at their
disposal with which to connect to the huge resources for scientific
computing and internet services; they receive support in finding
accommodation in the city from the housing service and a monthly
contribution from the School towards the rent; on the campus they can
find a restaurant, kindergarten, and meditation and music rooms.
Students from non-European Union countries have their enrollment in
the Italian national health service reimbursed. Female students
receive a contribution during their maternity leave. Students are
awarded scholarships for the entire duration of their training

***Start Date November 2011

***Duration 3 to 4 years

***Funding Source Italian Ministry of University

***Salary on grant Ministerial PhD fellowship integrated by SISSA for
a monthly amount of ~ 100 Euros. In addition there are SISSA
contributions towards house rent and purchase of personal laptop.

***Contact person Cristian Micheletti

***email michelet at sissa.it

***Group web page: www.sissa.it/sbp

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