Research associate in physical and mathematical modelling of biological processes

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
September 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) offers a 3-year research associate position to model biological processes using methods from mathematics and theoretical physics.

The FMI hosts a number of high-profile groups focused on the spatial and temporal aspects of gene expression and molecular dynamics in developmental systems. To promote the full exploitation of state-of-the art quantitative data sets, the FMI Director's Special Project Fund supports this interdisciplinary position to establish and expand modelling approaches across FMI.

The successful candidate will work independently, reporting to Luca Giorgetti and Michael Stadler. As a highly motivated, intellectually curious individual who enjoys cross-disciplinary projects, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with experimentalists to shape and pursue a diversity of cutting-edge projects. You should have a solid background, including PhD, in theoretical physics, biophysics, mathematics or equivalent areas of expertise. Previous experience in modelling biological processes and familiarity with molecular biology are considered a plus, but are not mandatory. We expect excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently in collaboration with the experimental teams. A very competitive salary will be provided.

The FMI is affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. It is a world-class basic research institute that aims to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of health and disease. We are situated in Basel, Switzerland, a city in the centre of Europe offering an outstanding scientific and cultural environment.

Applications should be submitted electronically to

and include a motivation letter, CV and names and email addresses of referees.
Deadline: October 31, 2017

For further information, please contact:

Luca Giorgetti,

Michael Stadler,

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