Job openings

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 30 Apr 2020

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

    Closing Date:   30-04-20

    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

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 3 May 2020

    Post-doc: Mathematical biology

    Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, is looking for candidates for two positions Postdoctoral Junior Group Leader in Biology.

    One of the fields of research is Mathematical biology. If selected, the postdoctoral fellow will become a part of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the Institute of Mathematics (

    Ongoing collaboration with existing faculties is expected but own research is welcome to broaden the scope of mathematical biology at the Centre and to strengthen math teaching at the Institute.

    More details about the call for Postdoctoral Junior Group Leader in Biology can be found at

    Contact: Vlastimil Krivan,

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 19 Apr 2020

    PhD-Junior lecturer position in Mathematics. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

    The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for the position of a PhD student who also wants to contribute to the educational program of the department as a junior lecturer (and thus acquire teaching experience). The position is for six years (after an initial trial period).

    The preferred starting date is 1 September 2020, or before. 

    More information is available at

Previous openings

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
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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