Job openings

    • 30 Sep 2023
    • Barcelona Collaboratorium for Modelling and Predictive Biology

    Collaboratorium Fellows are faculty-level appointments suitable for original and ambitious researchers in theoretical modelling and predictive biology, including researchers seeking to establish themselves as independenct researchers.

    The successful candidate will be hired by CRM and will hold a joint appointment with both CRM and CRG and be considered as faculty in both institutions. Applicants may have a background in any relevant discipline (including mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering or biological sciences) with a strong theoretical or quantitative background and should be interested in working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment of individual researchers, visitors and small teams.

    Fellows will be provided with space suitable for a team of a maximum of 3 researchers. Collaborating with local or international experimental laboratories is encouraged but purely theoretical and computational work is also suitable. Fellows can work on biological systems at any scale from individual molecules to networks, cells, tissues, organs and ecosystems.

    Candidates with an interest in applying machine learning methods to biological data at any of these scales and/or the development of multiscale methods and models to bridge scales in multicellular systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Further particulars and application procedure can be found here

    • 30 Sep 2023
    • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Assistant Professor in Mathematics (2683) - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
    The Department of Mathematics wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor to strengthen and complement the expertise of the Maxwell Institute and Heriot Watt’s School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. We welcome applications from all areas of mathematics and are particularly interested in appointing a candidate with a strong track record in knowledge exchange who actively engages with other research disciplines, industry, or government. Focus areas are mathematical biology and ecology, energy, health care and themes aligned with our Global Research Institutes.

    The application deadline is 30th September 2023, and full details and application instructions can be found here ( please enable cookies to make the ‘Apply Now’ button appear).

    Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Prof Robert Weston, Head of Department of Mathematics, Heriot Watt University,

    • 1 Oct 2023
    • Brussels

    PhD position on "Deciphering the mechanism of Ca2+ communication in networks of brain tumour cells" at the Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology in Brussels, in collaboration with the Research Group Experimental Neuro-oncology University Hospital Heidelberg. See for a full description.

    • 2 Oct 2023
    • Kraków, Jagiellonian University

    *** Job description ***
    I am looking for two students interested in pursuing their PhD in Biophysics focused on understanding the biophysical limiting factors of patterning precision in developing tissues. The positions are fully funded by the National Science Center Poland (NCN).
    The project goal is to understand to what extent growth, cellular dynamics, biomechanical feedbacks and global mechanical constraints limit patterning precision in the growing tissue. The successful candidate is expected to actively take part in the project by proposing and analyzing models in the framework of theoretical and computational biophysics. The proposed models will be informed with high resolution experimental data provided by external collaborators.
    Both scholarships (#1 and #2) are aimed for applicants with computational background. The applicant should have MSc in biophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science or similar. The applicant should successfully apply to PhD school in Polish research institution or university.

    The applicants should have:
    - interest in the interdisciplinary aspect of the project,
    - experience with numerical solvers (C++, Python), (scholarship #1)
    - experience with image segmentation algorithms, (scholarship #2)
    - proficiency in written and spoken English.

    The project goal is to understand to what extent growth, cellular dynamics, biomechanical feedbacks and global mechanical constraints limit patterning precision in the growing tissue. The successful candidate is expected to actively take part in the project by proposing and analyzing models in the framework of theoretical and computational biophysics. The proposed models will be informed with high resolution experimental data provided by external collaborators.

    *** Scope of work ***
    scholarship #1: The PhD student will develop a vertex model of growing tissue. The model will include novel methods to simulate cellular and bio-mechanical processes taking place in biological tissues. The simulation results will be informed with high resolution experimental data provided by external collaborators. The PhD student will estimate level of patterning precision as a function of growth, cellular and mechanical factors. The PhD student will actively take part in group research activities, including dissemination of project results through publications, scientific conferences, research seminars and general audience talks.
    scholarship #2: The PhD student will identify possible cellular mechanisms and biomechanical feedbacks affecting patterning precision in vertebrate tissues. The PhD student will derive estimates of bio-mechanical tissue properties from high resolution experimental data provided by external collaborators. The estimates will be used to inform computational models of biomechanical feedbacks. The PhD student will actively take part in group research activities, including dissemination of project results through publications, scientific conferences, research seminars and general audience talks.

    *** Important dates ***
    Call opening: 28 April 2023
    Doctoral School recruitment at Jagiellonian University: June and September 2023
    Application deadline: 2 October 2023
    Results: by 17 October 2023.

    *** Additional information ***
    The NCN funded scholarship for PhD students is provided for 4-years.
    The group webpage:
    Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Successful candidate will be selected by a committee chaired by the project leader. The condition of successful application to Doctoral School in Polish research institution or university needs to be fulfilled to be considered in this opening. Please consult details at Please contact me in advance at to prepare application to Doctoral School at Jagiellonian University.
    The official announcement can be found at

    • 15 Oct 2023
    • University of Würzburg, Germany

    Two postdoc positions in Theoretical Biology

    The Theoretical Biology group at the Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, is excited to announce two Postdoc positions. We are looking for independent, communicative postdoctoral researchers to join our dynamic team in theoretical biology. Our Center is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research, and we are seeking candidates with a strong record of originality and the ability to generate innovative project ideas.

    Application details -

    • 1 Nov 2023
    • University of California, Riverside, USA

    The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Riverside, USA, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Applied and Computational Mathematics, beginning on July 1, 2024:

    The desired specialties include the modeling of fluids, optimization, machine learning, multi-scale mathematical modeling, computational scientific problem solving, and computational methods for nonlinear partial differential equations.

    Evaluation of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications before the above date. Here is a link for applications:

    • 1 Dec 2023
    • Brussels

    Computational PhD position in the design of regulatory proteins and modelling their impact on dynamic biological systems.

    Job description
    As part of a VUB strategic research project for ‘Synthetic biology for the development of microbial cell factories’, we are offering a PhD position where the (re-)design of regulatory proteins is combined with modelling their impact on regulation in dynamic biological systems. The position is associated with two computational groups at the VUB: i) the Bio2Byte group led by Prof. Dr. Wim Vranken, with focus on predicting biophysical protein characteristics and interpreting these predictions in relation to life science problems such as molecular causes of human diseases or protein design (see and ii) the group of Prof. Dr. Sophie de Buyl (see, with interest in gaining a fundamental understanding of the physical principles that control the emergent properties of biological systems.

    The project will assist in designing synthetic circuits to regulate E. coli metabolism, especially fatty acid production pathways. The computational work will be closely linked to experimental validation in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Eveline Peeters (, with expertise in developing dynamical pathway regulation through biosensors. Approaches relying on both transcriptional (DNA) and post-transcriptional (RNA) levels will be developed and intertwined in iterative computation/experiment cycles. The project relies both on developing approaches in bioinformatics, where regulatory protein data is collected and analysed in relation to DNA/RNA binding, and in mathematical modelling, where the combined effect of introducing such regulatory proteins is studied. The end goal is to create general strategies for the efficient production and regulation of metabolites in E. coli.
    The three groups have an extensive international network of collaborations within and outside of Europe. We offer an open, dynamic and rewarding research environment, focused on teamwork and collaborations, that stimulates initiative taking, discussion and originality.

    Applicants must hold a master's degree in physics, mathematics, chemistry, (bio)engineering or equivalent. Experience with biological and/or dynamical modelling is an advantage. Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English. Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.

    What we offer
    The position is immediately available and funded for the full duration of the PhD. You will be mainly located at the (IB)2 Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (, Etterbeek VUB/ULB campus, which provides an interdisciplinary environment across sciences and (bio-)engineering.

    Applications and further information
    Please contact and for additional information. To apply, please fill in and submit this online form: You have to include 1) a motivation letter detailing your interest and suitability for this position and 2) a copy of your Master’s degree and 3) a CV including at least 1 contact for reference. Additional information can be uploaded via the application form.

    The position is open until filled. 

    • 1 Dec 2023
    • University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA

    The Gillooly Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida is seeking 1-2 graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) to join our team beginning Fall, 2024. Our research focuses on developing theory and models that address broad-scale questions in ecology and organismal biology that span a diverse assortment of species and environments. We aim to combine mathematical theory and data to explain general patterns in biological systems based on first principles. Current projects include effects of climate change on species’ life histories, causes and consequences of physiological stress, and mathematical modeling of stable isotope dynamics across trophic levels. Still, students are welcome to develop their own research programs.

    In the Gillooly Lab, we strive to create a fun, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere for all students. This includes a commitment to maintaining a broadly diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. Interested students should contact Dr. Gillooly by email prior to application (gillooly[at] and include a C.V. and brief statement of research interests in the message. Deadline for application is 12/1/23 ( Students accepted into the lab are fully funded.

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