We offer several positions for outstanding, highly motivated, and creative theoretical physicists or applied mathematicians, at the postdoc or PhD student level, in the Salbreux group. Projects are at the interface of physics and biology and involve analytical theory, numerical simulations, and data analysis, in close collaboration with experimental groups. The successful candidates will investigate morphogenetic processes and self-organization at the level of cells and tissues in biological systems.
Candidates must have a PhD in theoretical physics or a related field (or a master degree in physics for a PhD student position). Experience in statistical physics, soft matter physics, or non-linear dynamics is desirable. An expertise in biology is welcome but is not mandatory. The positions are for 3 to 5 years.
The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is world-renowned for its research and is among the top 1% best universities in the world. We offer an attractive research environment and salaries according to swiss standards.
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