Job openings

    • 10 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Belfast, UK

    We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on a two-year fixed term contract. You will be based at the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre (MSRC), which is part of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast (Belfast, UK). You will use kinetic transport equations and various scaling techniques to derive new, more realistic models of cancer invasion. You will analyse some of the equations rigorously, e.g. by proving the existence of solutions and convergence to a scaling limit. You will work in a close contact with Principal investigator Dr Anna Zhigun.

    This research is part of the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) New Investigator Award grant-funded project entitled “Modelling and analysis of cancer invasion with flux-saturation mechanisms”. This exciting multidisciplinary project aims at using mathematics to gain a better understanding of cancer spread.

    This is a fixed term contract for 2 years or until 30 June 2023, whichever is soonest.

    The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter:

    • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD such as in applied mathematics.
    • Relevant Degree or Postgraduate Qualification to include modules in mathematical biology and mathematical analysis
    • At least 3 years relevant research experience
    • Extensive breadth and depth of experience in modelling with kinetic transport equations.
    • Demonstrable experience in rigorous analysis of PDEs
    • Evidence of a strong publication record commensurate with career stage and experience

    For more details and how to apply visit

    Closing date: 10 May 2021

    • 13 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Politecnico di Torino and the Università degli Studi di Torino
    There will be 6 fully funded PhD positions in Pure and Applied Mathematics between the Politecnico di Torino and the Università degli Studi di Torino.

    All relevant details about these PhD positions and the related application procedure can be found at the link below:

    The deadline for applications will be May 13, 2021

    • 14 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Daejeon, South Korea
    Biomedical Mathematics Group (BIMAG) is a research group in the Pioneer Research Center for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS),  which is located in Daejeon, South Korea. BIMAG is the place where researchers from various backgrounds including mathematics, physics, biology and medicine research together to develop mathematical theories and tools and apply them to solve various biological and medical problems. The BIMAG consists of three teams.
    1.  Intracellular dynamics team aims for the development of reduction methods for multi-scale systems and its application to enzyme kinetics, cancer Immunotherapy and biological oscillators.
    2.  Intercellular dynamics team aims for the development of inference methods for dynamic cellular networks and its application to biological oscillatory networks. 
    3. Systemic dynamics team aims for the development of digital medicine for sleep disorders based on health wearable devices.

    In BIMAG, researchers can investigate mathematical theories, collaborate with various experimental groups, invite international visitors and organize regular international workshops. BIMAG offers internationally competitive salaries (>KRW 50,000,000), travel funds and benefits (e.g., medical insurance, travel insurance, and retirement funds). Researchers can also apply IBS dormitory and family housing.

    The senior researcher positions are available for individuals who have research experience for 5 years or more after their Ph. D. The appointment is initially for two years and can be extended for three more years after reviews of the research performance. The postdoctoral fellow positions are available for individuals who are within the first five years after obtaining their Ph.D. The appointment is initially for two years and can be extended for one more year after reviews of the research performance. All positions do not have any teaching duties.

    The expected appointment date is June 16, 2021, but it can be adjusted (in particular for those who need international travel).

    A complete application packet should include:

    1. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications and preprints (PDF format)
    2. Research statement (PDF format)
    3. Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information
    4. At least 3 recommendation letters

    For full consideration, applicants should email items 1, 2 and 3 and  arrange their recommendation letters emailed to by May 14, 2021.

    BIMAG encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

    Support Systems for International Researchers

    Roughly one-third of all researchers at IBS are from overseas. These international researchers have three support options to adapt to life in Korea. First, IBS supplies a 24/7 service called the Global Help Desk which offers personalized help via email and phone and provides newsletters. Second, IBS created its own support website called Living in Korea with hundreds of pages of contents and hundreds of more pictures. Third, every Center has several admin staff who help with a number of work and non-work situations. For more information on these support options, please see the related page on Living in Korea at

    • 15 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • University of Warsaw, Poland

    PhD scholarship - Early Stage Researcher position in Evolutionary Game Theory and Population Dynamics: From Theory to Applications, EU Innovative Training Network. Application deadline: 15 May 2021, starting date: 1 October 2021, place: University of Warsaw, Poland

    The evolution of cooperation in populations involving multi-player games and time delays

    Evolutionary games on graphs and those with time delays are difficult to analyze analytically. Usually one has to rely on numerical and stochastic simulations. The main objective of this project is to develop approximation techniques and tools which will make possible an analytical treatment of such evolutionary processes. We adopt mean-field type models and their generalizations in the form of systems of ordinary differential equations. Approximation of stochastic processes by deterministic evolution has been studied before. We will build on existing concepts and models having in mind specific applications to problems of sustained cooperation in evolutionary game models of social dilemmas. Moreover, we will explore joint effects of stochasticity and time delays on evolution of interacting populations in evolutionary and epidemiological models.

    Eligibility and how to apply

    Contact person: Jacek Miękisz,
    • 15 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Montpellier and Paris, France

    Job details

    2 postdoc positions are available within the ITMO Cancer project MALMO (Mathematical Approaches to Modelling Metabolic Plasticity and Heterogeneity in Melanoma) on mathematical oncology and explainable AI

    MALMO is financed by the MIC program of Itmo Cancer from November 1, 2020 until October 31, 2023.

    1st position : mathematical modeling of melanoma resistance in space and time 

    Department: Laboratory of Pathogen Host Interactions, LPHI UMR 5235 CNRS, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

    Supervisor and contact: Ovidiu Radulescu:

    Start: July 1, 2021

    Duration: 24 months

    Qualification: candidates should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics, Computer Science, or any other field related to the project.

    Deadline: candidates should send CV, motivation letter and names of referees to the supervisor and also apply on the CNRS website preferably by May 15, no later than May 31, 2021.

    2nd position: explainable AI approaches for tumor heterogeneity and genesis study, modeling and analysis

     Department: Institut du Cerveau - Paris Brain Institute - ICM, Paris, France 

    CNRS UMR 7225, Inserm U 1127, AP-HP, Hôpital de la Pitié Salpêtrière, Sorbonne

    Supervisor and contact: Daniel Racoceanu, Prof. Sorbonne university and PI @ ICM:

    Start: July 1, 2021

    Duration: 24 months

    Qualification: candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science with particular focus on Machine Learning methodologies (experience with Deep Learning), BioMedical (but not only) Image analysis and Mathematical modeling.

    Application deadline: applicants should contact the supervisor preferably by May 15, no later than May 31, 2021.

    Context of the project:
    CNRS Occitanie Est and Paris Brain Institute are recruiting two postdoctoral fellows from applied mathematics, biomathematics, computer science, machine learning, biomedical image analysis to take part in the MALMO project which is supported by the ITMO Cancer and Montpellier University. The aim of these scholarships are: 1) to develop mathematical models describing cellular heterogeneity of melanoma tumours and its evolution under treatment; 2) to use AI approaches for learning models initial conditions and environmental constrains such as blood vessels distribution and nutrient/oxygen gradients; 3) to validate the models by using multiplexed tissue imaging data and digital pathology images produced in this project. The two postdoctoral fellows will collaborate tightly with each other, with their respective supervisors (O. Radulescu and D. Racoceanu) and the other members of our consortium, including experimental biologists and clinicians (team of Laurent Le Cam at Montpellier Cancer Center – IRCM).

    The contributions expected from these positions include: development of high dimensional PDE models and of numerical solutions well adapted to high dimensions, development and implementation of model order reduction methods, practical and foundational results in hybrid AI and image analysis for oncology.  

    The fellows will have the opportunity to enhance their expertise by embarking in an interdisciplinary project developing cutting edge spatially resolved, multiplexed tumour imaging and digital pathology techniques, new mathematical frameworks for multiscale modelling and hybrid (generative – discriminative) IA approaches.

    Our hiring process strives for equal opportunities. We are fully committed to equality of treatment for all candidates.


    1st Pos-Doc position (Mathematical modeling): LPHI is an innovative and high standard laboratory for basic research in biology. It host the Computational Systems Biology Team (CSBT), one of few of this kind in France, developing projects at the interface between Biology, Physics and Mathematics. Team leader of CSBT, Ovidiu Radulescu is with University of Montpellier. Established in 1289, the University of Montpellier (UM) is the 6th largest university in France, with about 50,000 students including 7000 come from abroad to study in Montpellier. One of the most innovative higher education institutions in the world, UM ranks very high in many international rankings : first in the world in the 2018 Shanghai ranking for Ecology, first most innovative French university in 2018 Reuter’s ranking, 5th in France in 2018 Leiden’s ranking for the quality of its scientific publications, 3rd French university in the 2019 “University Impact ranking” of Times Higher Education. These increasingly outstanding results reflect the dynamism triggered by the Montpellier University of Excellence I-SITE project since the prestigious certification was obtained in March 2017.

    Montpellier is a vibrant and sunny Southern France city. It benefits of the Mediterranean coast and proximity of the Cevennes mountain range, has a beautiful old city centre and great infrastructure.

    2nd Post-Doc position (IA-ML/DL) : Paris Brain Institute (PBI / ICM), Paris, France

    Paris Brain Institute (PBI / ICM - CNRS, Inserm, Sorbonne, AP-HP) - INRIA team « Aramis ».

    Located within the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (major European hospital), PBI is an international research center whose innovative concept and structure make it unique. The best scientists from all backgrounds and countries come together at the Institute to perform leading-edge research in this area.

    Daniel Racoceanu is a principal investigator and professor at Sorbonne University, a multidisciplinary, research-intensive, world-class university. Located in the heart of Paris, with a regional presence, it is committed to the success of its students and to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century. Thanks to its 55,300 students, 6,400 academic researchers and partner researchers, and 3,600 administrative and technical staff who make it a daily reality, Sorbonne University promotes diversity, creativity, innovation and openness to the world.

    Biological background
    etabolic rewiring is a recognized hallmark of cancer cells.  The metabolic reprogramming of transformed cells is required to sustain proliferation and biomass production, but it also influences many other biological processes, including cell signalling or the epigenetic control of gene expression. Many metabolic alterations of cancer cells influence their sensitivity to chemo- and targeted therapies but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Directly relevant to our project, it is well recognized that his metabolic reprogramming is influenced by variable microenvironmental conditions, including nutrient and oxygen availability. Our objective is to further understand cancer heterogeneity in melanoma from a metabolic standpoint and to evaluate how gradients of nutrients and oxygen influence melanoma cell fate and drug resistance.

    Mathematical modelling background
    Cancer is a complex disease involving multiple genetic and epigenetic changes that continuously evolve during disease progression. In order to survive and proliferate, cancer cell populations use adaptive evolution strategies based on heterogeneity and survival of the fittest cells. The strong plasticity of cancer cells leads to the rewiring of signaling pathways and metabolic networks, all in response to changes of their micro-environmental conditions. For all these reasons, mathematical modeling of cancer evolution should include several biological scales: molecular, cellular and tissular. In this project we represent cancer cells as distributions over spatial and multiple metabolic dimensions and study their evolution using high dimensional partial differential equations models.

    Machine learning and image analysis background
    In this project, various AI - including machine and deep learning - methods will be used to quantify the tumor spatial heterogeneity at different scales (distribution of blood vessels, invasion fronts, cell clusters and distribution of metabolic markers) from H&E-stained histological sections and from mass cytometry tissue imaging datasets. Ultimately, these methods will feed the mathematical model with information (initial data and parameters) needed for predicting tumor evolution upon targeted therapy. A particular accent will be set on the explicability of the innovative AI approaches, allowing us to develop a creative framework, by involving our biomedical partners).

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28 Apr 2021 Postdoctoral Research Associates, University of Oxford
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13 Mar 2021 Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
11 Mar 2021 Post-Doc in Evolutionary Theory and Disease at U Maryland
8 Mar 2021 Postdoctoral position at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Group at BCAM
5 Mar 2021 Several open positions in modelling of infectious diseases
4 Mar 2021 PhD project in “Systems biology approach for elucidating bacterial revival after antibiotic treatment”
4 Mar 2021 PhD project in Single Cell Genomics and Mitochondrial Genetics
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24 Feb 2021 PhD studentship in mathematical modelling of cancer evolution at City, University of London
14 Feb 2021 Postdoc Fellowship at the University of Trento
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10 Feb 2021 BCAM - Group Leader position in Mathematical Modelling applied to Health
29 Jan 2021 Research fellow positions in the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology group at BCAM
19 Jan 2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Computational Modelling of Ocular Drug Retention and Delivery
13 Jan 2021 Postdoc position at CorStim SAS in Montpellier (France)
8 Jan 2021 Teaching and research positions in Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics at Utrecht University
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23 Oct 2020 Postdoc position: Senior Research Associate in Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. University of Bristol.
11 Oct 2020 Post-Doc in the field of computational systems biology at the Robert Koch Institute ( in Berlin/Germany.
7 Oct 2020 Predoctoral Contracts for Phd Students AEI 2020 at BCAM (Bilbao, Spain)
2 Oct 2020 PhD position in applied algebra in biology. Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
29 Sep 2020 Tenure-track positions. Faculty of Science and Technology. Umeå University, Sweden,
22 Sep 2020 PhD position in Theoretical Biology. Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.
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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.
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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.
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7 Feb 2020 PhD projects in Systems Biology. Hector Fellow Academy (Germany)
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8 Jan 2020 Three Fully Funded PhD positions in Quantitative Developmental Biologyand Mathematical Modeling at Leiden University, The Netherlands
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17 Oct 2019 PhD studentships in Theoretical Evolution and Ecology at the University of Lausanne
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16 Sep 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships Szeged
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