Job openings

    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 31 Jan 2020

    UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2020 entry

    The new UKRI CDT in Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit 12 students to start in September 2020. Students will be fully funded for 4 years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

    CDT website:

    Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at Edinburgh, our Centre will train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who will shape the development of AI within biomedical research over the next decades. Our students will be equipped with all the technical skills to realise biomedical breakthroughs through AI while anticipating and addressing the societal issues connected with their research.

    The CDT programme follows 1+3 format. In Year 1 you will study towards a Master by Research, undertaking a number of taught courses and taster research projects to broaden and refine your skills and explore different research areas. In Year 2-4 you will propose and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD project under the joint supervision of an AI expert and an application domain expert.

    Programme benefits

    • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.
    • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under guidance of world-leading researchers and clinical experts.
    • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, taster projects and other activities.
    • Opportunities for joint projects, research visits, internships and other collaboration with our extensive network of research and industry partners worldwide.
    • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership skills.
    • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
    • State-of-the-art facilities and vibrant world-class research community at the University of Edinburgh.

    Entry requirements

    A UK 2.1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or a related discipline.

    Applicants from a biomedical or social sciences background with relevant technical experience are also welcome.


    CDT studentships fund 4 years of study, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.


    Deadline for international applicants: 29 November 2019

    Deadlines for UK/EU applicants: 29 November 2019; 31 January 2020

    More information and how to apply:

    Follow us on Twitter: @BioMedAI_CDT


    The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
    • 19 Dec 2019
    • 5 Feb 2020

    The groups of Dr Kit Yates and Professor Robert Kelsh at the University of Bath, UK, are advertising a PhD studentship in mathematical biology: The four year fully-funded project, at the newly formed Milner Centre for Evolution, will model the evolution of zebrafish pigmentation patterning.

    For more details see:

    or email KIt: or Robert:

    • 8 Jan 2020
    • 29 Jan 2020

    Three Fully Funded PhD positions on Quantitative Developmental Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Blood Vessel Growth near Tumors at Leiden University, The Netherlands

    *Key responsibilities*

    The PhD projects will be part of an interdisciplinary project that will unravel how modifications of the extracellular matrix, as they can occur for example near tumors, can modify the structure of new blood vessel networks. In this highly interdisciplinary project experimental biologists will work closely together with mathematical modelers on a daily basis, to enable incremental development and testing of theories of single-cell behavior and collective cell behavior during tumor angiogenesis. Based on cycles of iterative refinement of the mathematical model, followed by experimental validation, you will unravel aspects of blood vessel growth. You will prepare your insights for publication in the biological, biophysical, and/or biomathematical literature. One mathematical modeling project will focus primarily on the cellular scale and on the molecular mechanisms of mechanical cell-cell interactions. The second mathematical modeling project will focus on collective cell behavior, initially simplifying the underlying molecular details. The experimental project will focus on imaging single cell behavior and collective cell behavior during angiogenesis. Our interdisciplinary team carries out mathematical biology research in close interaction with our recently established experimental lab.

    More information about the group can be found at

    This interdisciplinary group is embedded at the Mathematical Institute and the Institute of Biology Leiden, both at the Faculty of Science at Leiden University. It is physically based at and embedded within the Cell Observatory of the Faculty of Science:

    Details about the positions and application procedure:

    For the mathematical modeling positions:

    For the experimental position:

Previous openings

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
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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