PhD position on computational modeling of membrane receptors and transporters

The multidisciplinary Center for Molecular Modeling (CMM, is looking for a highly motivated researcher to perform state-of-the-art research in the context of a PhD in the field of molecular modeling and simulations of membrane proteins and structure-based drug design. The prospective PhD student will work in the research unit of Prof. Ahmad Reza Mehdipour.

Job description:

  • Research in computational structural biology and structure-based drug design using computational methods including molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, and enhanced sampling methods
  • Participation in the teaching curriculum in related courses
  • Training and supervision of students and interns


  • Completed degree (M.Sc.) in chemistry, pharmacy, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics or a related discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Strong motivation to work on interdisciplinary projects

Additional qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of protein structure and chemistry
  • Experience in structural bioinformatics and biophysical methods
  • programming skills in Python or other scripting languages
  • Experience in molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning is desirable

The Center for Molecular Modeling is a dynamic, international research center. All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 36 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, etc.

More information about PhD studies at Ghent University can be found here:

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

Please submit your application including CV, letter of motivation, copies of certificates and two reference addresses to Prof. Dr. Ahmad Reza Mehdipour at to arrive by April 15, 2022.

Tentative start date: 1 June 2022