Phd position in computational systems biology, at Freiburg University

Ph.D. position in Computational Systems Biology

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.

For 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 with a monthly gross salary based on TV-L E13 (50 %).

We are
Freiburg University
The 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.

Please send a letter of motivation and a CV to:

Additional information
For more information about this position, please contact Christian Fleck who heads the Spatial Systems Biology Group at the FDM (

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