The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has an opening for a postdoc in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union's Seventh Framework Program, Grant n. 740704 (PI, Professor Kim Sneppen).
Our local research group consist of 5 PIs with background in complex systems, working on a variety of specific model systems within spatio-temporal aspects of phage biology, co-evolution, gene regulation, dynamics of epigenetics, dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, disease models and epidemics in perspective of immune response. We have access to local laboratory facilities.
We offer a highly creative and exciting research atmosphere at the border between physics and biology. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018, 23:59 GMT+2. Interviews will be held in July.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong theoretical background that will contribute to our interdisciplinary environment of physicists and biologists engaged in understanding life phenomena on a variety of scales.
The successful candidate is expected to engage in Center activities, positively contribute to the atmosphere in our group and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate level.
Applicants should have received a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position. The successful candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as excellent research experience, documented by scientific publications in internationally reviewed journals.
Additional Salary Information: 6 weeks of paid holiday, full social and health coverage. Most non-Danish citizens are eligible for a favorable tax scheme. More on employment conditions for foreign researchers: http://ism.ku.dk.
About Niels Bohr Institute, Center for Models of Life
The physics department for the University of Copenhagen, the Niels Bohr Institute's research spans astronomy, geophysics, particle physics, quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, and biophysics. The Institute houses 10 research groups and 12 science centres. In the Center for Models of Life (CMOL) we use methods from physics to develop understanding of living systems. We model regulation of living systems aiming to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of self organization, with a focus on conceptual and quantitative models. Our research tackles diversity of biological systems from epigenetics to emergence of complex communities.