Job openings

    • 22 Sep 2020
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    • 1 Nov 2020
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    A PhD position in Theoretical Biology is open in the Research Group for Theoretical Models of Eco-evolutionary Dynamics ( at the Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.

    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. 

    The exact project can be decided upon given the mutual interests of the candidate, group and the department. 

    Further details about the offer, requirements and method of application can be found

    Application deadline: 1st November 2020

    Start: Negotiable beginning 2021

    Duration: 3 years

    For any queries do not hesitate to contact Chaitanya S. Gokhale (

    • 2 Oct 2020
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    • 15 Nov 2020
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    A PhD position in applied algebra in biology is available under the supervision of Elisenda Feliu at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

    The ideal candidate has a strong background in algebra related topics, and interest in problems in molecular biology.

    Deadline: 15th November 2020
    Application form:
    Questions about the position can be addressed to

    • 11 Oct 2020
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    • 31 Oct 2020
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    We are seeking for a highly skilled Post-Doc in the field of computational systems biology at the Robert Koch Institute ( in Berlin/Germany.
    HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a novel anti-retroviral based strategy to curb HIV infection. The goal of the BMBF-funded project is to establish and refine integrative modelling and simulation tools to estimate the clinical-, as well as epidemiological efficacy of HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis based on in vitro/cellular and explant pharmacological and virological data, together with our collaboration partners in the US, UK, Europe and nationally at the RKI. The specific focus of the post-doc project is to elucidate the mechanisms of action of PrEP in different risk groups (e.g. male vs. female) using stochastic- and hybrid modelling & simulation techniques. The project lies at the interface of systems biology, pharmacology, infectious disease modelling and epidemiology, offers opportunities for academic and intellectual advancement and excellent carrier possibilities.

    The position is for up to 5 years under salary scale TV-ÖD E13.

    Please apply through the following link:
    (Stellenangebots-ID: "623660", Kennung: "96/20")

    If you face any problems with the application process, please contact Christine Steinicke (HR): SteinickeC[at]

    For more information regarding the position, please contact me (Max von Kleist:

    • 23 Oct 2020
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    • 23 Nov 2020
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    PhD position: Funded PhD position on Context-specific factors that drive HIV transmission among men who have sex with men: Modelling the role of behaviours, social and legal factors.

    Closing date: 5pm on Monday, 23rd November 2020. 

    This Infectious Disease modelling PhD Studentship is via the GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Programme.

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk of HIV infection. Behavioural, legal and social factors all contribute to this heightened risk. Epidemiological analysis and modelling will be used to explore the role of context-specific factors (e.g. chemsex in UK, stigma and criminalisation in Africa) in elevating HIV transmission among MSM. We propose to:
    1. Utilise data from systematic reviews of how chemsex is associated with HIV transmission and related risk behaviours, to undertake modelling of the potential contribution of chemsex to HIV transmission in a range of HIV epidemics.
    2. For contrasting global settings, utilise available epidemiological data to develop and parameterise HIV transmission models to investigate the role of context-specific factors (including chemsex, stigma, history of arrest) in driving HIV transmission among MSM, incorporating their effects on risk behaviours and uptake of prevention and treatment services.
    3. Through modelling, assess the impact of different HIV prevention and treatment interventions or structural interventions that may reduce the harms modelled in 2.


    Further details on the project and how to apply can be found at:


    For any questions contact Peter Vickerman ( Jack Stone (


    Student applications can be made via the GW4 BioMed website

    • 23 Oct 2020
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    • 15 Nov 2020
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    Postdoc position: Senior Research Associate in Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. University of Bristol.

    Closing date: 15th November 2020

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Associate to join a research team based within Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol.

    You will join a collaborative team of mathematical modellers, epidemiologists, and health economists interested in the transmission dynamics of blood borne viruses, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other infections. Within this group, led by Professor Peter Vickerman, the post will undertake mathematical modelling and epidemiological analyses focussed on prevention and treatment needs for tackling the global epidemic of HIV, HBV and HCV, with a specific focus on high-risk groups such as people who inject drugs in lower, middle and high income settings. Specific settings of interest include Myanmar, Pakistan, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the USA.  As part of these projects you will be involved in the technical aspect of modelling, epidemiological analyses and possibly economic evaluations, and will collaborate with other modellers, health economists and epidemiologists in this team.


    For further information please contact Peter Vickerman ( or Hannah Fraser (


    Further details  on how to apply are available at:

Previous openings

7 Oct 2020 Predoctoral Contracts for Phd Students AEI 2020 at BCAM (Bilbao, Spain)
29 Sep 2020 Tenure-track positions. Faculty of Science and Technology. Umeå University, Sweden,
16 Jun 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomathematics at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Group. BCAM. Bilbao.
16 Jun 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie project oportunities @BCAM (Bilbao, Spain) in Applied Mathematics, computational Mathematics and Data Science.
6 Jun 2020 Postdoctoral Positions in Human-Environment Modelling at the University of Guelph and University of Waterloo, Canada
27 May 2020 PhD Program in "MODELING AND ENGINEERING RISK AND COMPLEXITY" in the Scuola Superiore Meridionale di Napoli.
15 May 2020 Postdoc in Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford
15 May 2020 Research fellow. University of St Andrews
27 Mar 2020 PhD-Junior lecturer position in Mathematics. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
10 Mar 2020 Post-doc: Mathematical biology. University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
27 Feb 2020 PhD position at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital in Utrecht.
17 Feb 2020 PhD position in Applied Mathematics within the joint graduate programme of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
12 Feb 2020 10 PhD positions and fellowships at the International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology
7 Feb 2020 PhD project in Systems Biology. Hector Fellow Academy (Germany)
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 2-year Postdoc/research assistant position in Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, UK.
15 Nov 2019 PhD in Infectious Diseases and Complex Systems. University of Exeter
5 Nov 2019 PhD studenship in mathematical biology at the University of Bath, UK.
30 Oct 2019 PhD position in Mathematical Biology 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 Post Doc Position: Modeling reciprocity in changing environments at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
28 Oct 2019 PhD Student position at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, within the Computational Neuroscience research group
28 Oct 2019 Research Fellow/Associate in Computational Biology. University of Edinburgh - Centre for Regenerative Medicine
27 Oct 2019 2 yr postdoc positions at the University of Copenhagen
27 Oct 2019 Assistant Researcher in Zagorski group at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
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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