Job openings

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 31 Mar 2020

    Carry out your own PhD project! – in Systems Biology – supervised by Prof. Jens Timmer

    Closing Date:   31-03-20

    Institution:   Hector Fellow Academy

    Main text:

    The Hector Fellow Academy offers you the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision Prof. Jens Timmer. He is one of the Hector Fellows, a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany working in STEM-subjects, medicine, and psychology.

    He is one of the leading scientists in the field of systems biology where he uses physics-inspired data-based mathematical models to understand cell biological processes. His approach contributed to understand signaling pathways which contribute to the development of cancer.

    Your profile

    You are enthusiastic about developing and investigating an innovative research idea within the discipline of Prof. Timmer? You have a master’s degree in a scientific or engineering subject with excellent grades? You stand out from your peers due to your strong commitment and independent work? You are team oriented and communicative? You are willing to change your place of residence to Freiburg? 

    Our offer

    Our PhD students are employed as full-time research assistants at the University of Freiburg for a period of three years. The salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines (according to the general pay scale of German universities approx. 47,000 EUR gross income per year). In addition, Hector Fellow PhD students receive grants for research expenses (15,000 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected training activities.

    Your application

    Apply with your innovative, high-quality research idea via our Application Portal.

    Current application period: January 15th  ̶  March 31st, 2020

    Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy is available on

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020

    The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology
    is offering up to 10 PhD positions and fellowships.
    The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas
    of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck
    Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Helmholtz Center
    for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR). The school offers an internationally
    competitive research environment with state of the art facilities. The participating
    groups are working on a broad variety of scientific topics including molecular,
    behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.

    The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD
    project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the
    graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.

    To obtain further information about our PhD program and application details,
    please visit our website at

    Note that only online applications via the link on our homepage are being processed.
    Please do not send any other type of application by regular mail or email as they will
    be rejected.

    Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are welcome to
    apply. A Master of Science degree or a Diploma as well as a strong interest in
    Evolutionary Biology and flexibility in the research project are prerequisites for
    entering the program. We are looking forward to your online application for a PhD
    project in the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany.

    The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.
    The personal interviews will be held from June 22– 25 and
    the program itself starts on September 21, 2020.

    Contact: Dr. Kerstin Mehnert,
    August-Thienemann-Str. 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    email: phone: +49(0)4522 763 233

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 20 Mar 2020

    Phd Scholarship


    A PhD position in Applied Mathematics is available, within the joint graduate programme of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


    The title of the project is “Improving the effectiveness of oncolytic virotherapy”. Oncolytic virotherapy is a treatment approach that uses "ad hoc" viruses to preferentially infect and destroy tumour cells, while preserving healthy cells. In this project, the goal is to create mathematical and computational models that can improve understanding of the role of viral diffusivity, tumour clonal compositions and active immune suppression to formulate methods for better treatments.


    The candidate will be based in Melbourne, with the possibility of spending up to 18 months(consecutively or for different, separate periods) in Torino. The monthly stipend will be AU$2300. The maximum length of the scholarship is four years, with a full stipend available for 3.5 years. Thesis allowance, relocation costs, travel grants and initial, temporary accommodation in Melbourne will also be provided. More details can be found at the SUPRA (Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award) webpage. The position is also founded by the MIUR – Department of Excellence project within the Task T2 nested mathematical models in biomedicine.

    The two principal supervisors for the project will be A/Prof. M. Delitala (Torino) and A/Prof. F. Frascoli (Swinburne). Please contact Prof. Delitala and Prof. Frascoli for more information on the actual project at and

    The candidate is required to meet Swinburne’s English language requirement for international applicants and must provide evidence of one of the following:

    • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • a Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application.


    To express their interest, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

    • a short (max 2 pages) curriculum vitae, in English;

    • a copy of the certificate of the English test that satisfies Swinburne’s English language requirement. If that is not available, an indication of when the candidate will sit the chosen language exam. Note that IELTS exam is offered by Politecnico’s CLA on a monthly basis (CLA website);

    • an official transcript detailing the candidate’s University degree(s) and exams, in Italian or English;

    • statement of up to 200 words explaining why the candidate wants to apply for this PhD project, in English.

      Please submit the above material via email with subject “Polito-Swinburne PhD” to and


      The deadline for applications is on the 20th March 2020 at 5 pm Italian time.

Previous openings

20 Jan 2020 Research assistant in mathematical/computational biology in the Schumacher group at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh.
8 Jan 2020 Three Fully Funded PhD positions in Quantitative Developmental Biologyand Mathematical Modeling at Leiden University, The Netherlands
19 Dec 2019 PhD position at the University of Bath
11 Dec 2019 PhD position at Bielefeld University
19 Nov 2019 PhD opportunities in computational/mathematical biology in Edinburgh
15 Nov 2019 PhD in Infectious Diseases and Complex Systems. University of Exeter
15 Nov 2019 2-year Postdoc/research assistant position in Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, UK.
5 Nov 2019 PhD studenship in mathematical biology at the University of Bath, UK.
30 Oct 2019 Post Doc Position: Modeling reciprocity in changing environments at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
30 Oct 2019 PhD Position: Mathematical models of cooperation among heterogeneous individuals at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
30 Oct 2019 PhD position in Mathematical Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
28 Oct 2019 Research Fellow/Associate in Computational Biology. University of Edinburgh - Centre for Regenerative Medicine
28 Oct 2019 PhD Student position at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, within the Computational Neuroscience research group
27 Oct 2019 Assistant Researcher in Zagorski group at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
27 Oct 2019 2 yr postdoc positions at the University of Copenhagen
22 Oct 2019 Position in Applied Mathematics (Dynamical Systems) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences:
17 Oct 2019 PhD studentships in Theoretical Evolution and Ecology at the University of Lausanne
3 Oct 2019 UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2020 entry
17 Sep 2019 Faculty Position in Systems Biology, Virginia Tech
16 Sep 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships Szeged
1 Jul 2019 1 Assistant Professor and 2 Junior Faculty Positions at Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside (USA)

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