Open positions

Spontaneous applications are welcome

We are constantly looking for motivated master interns, PhD students, and postdocs. If the focus of the group seems interesting to you, do not hesitate to contact us at matthias.merkel at We are looking for candidates with a background in computational or statistical physics, applied mathematics, or bioinformatics.

Theory of mechano-genetic interactions in stem cell aggregates

We are looking for motivated master interns, PhD student and postdocs to study the interactions between mechanics, biochemistry, and genetics in stem cell aggregates. The positions are fully funded by the ERC Synergy Grant project BREAKDANCE. Our theory work will be carried out in close collaboration with the experimental labs of Pierre-François Lenne (Marseille), Vikas Trivedi (Barcelona), and Verena Rupprecht (Barcelona).

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Expected profile:  Bio- or soft-matter physics, computer science/bio-informatics, or applied mathematics

To apply:  Submit to matthias.merkel at

Informal inquiries are welcome.