PhD Position in Computational Systems Biology

University of Freiburg


The FDM (Group Dr. Fleck) is looking for a Ph.D. position in Computational Systems Biology
  • Application deadline: 05.03.2021
  • Publication date: 03.02.2021
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Part-time position (50 %)
  • Id no.: 00001427


This Ph.D. project will be embedded in an international research consortium (CyGenTiG) with the aim to control tissue growth through optogenetics. CyGenTiG is an international collaborative scientific program to develop techniques for controlling living cells, including human cells, with light.  The successful Ph.D. candidate will develop multi-scale models for cellular tissue using and extending the agent-based simulation platform PhysiCell. In close collaboration with partners from the consortium he/she has to analyze experimental data and develop the corresponding models for in silico experiments.RequirementsFor this position we request a good background in mathematics, physics, programming, and an interest in molecular biology.

In particular:
  • Master’s degree in Physics or Applied Mathematics
  • Experience in doing research in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in systems biology, mathematical biology, dynamic systems
  • True interest in biological problems
  • Strong interest in combining different scientific disciplines to develop new insights
  • Excellent programming skills (C++, Python, etc.)
  • Excellent command of the English language (German is not required)
 We offer
  • Participation in an exciting project which may alter the tissue engineering.
  • A temporary position for a period of 3 years.
  • The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13. 
 We are Freiburg UniversityThe Fleck group for Spatial Systems Biology is part of the Freiburg Center for Data Analysis and Modeling (FDM). Our research focus is on the analysis of dynamic biological networks. The position will be located at Freiburg University at the FDM. Interested? Please send a letter of motivation and a CV.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001427, by 05.03.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Ernst-Zermelo-Str. 1
79104 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Mr Dr. Christian Fleck on the phone number +49 761 203-7712 or E-Mail

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