The Laboratory of Soft and Living Materials at ETH Zürich has multiple openings for Ph.D. students on the general topic of ‘Physical Mechanisms Underlying the Structure and Rheology of Living Materials.’ This research, led by Prof. Eric Dufresne, lies at the boundary between physics, materials science and biology. Motivated students with a background in any one of these areas and an interest in the others are welcome to apply. The specific topics for the theses include, but are not limited to,
a) the self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins and
b) the folding of lipid bilayers through the self-assembly of adsorbed molecules.
These positions are funded by a new grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation, and work on the thesis can start immediately. To qualify, students must have a Masters degree in a related field. To apply, please contact Cornelia Aurelio,