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Post-Doctoral, Post-Graduate & Under-Graduate Opportunities

Here we list current vacanties and opportunities to work with researchers in the Zeeman Institute:

Post-Doctoral positions.

Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience

Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years from 1 January 2020.

The appointee will work on a project funded by the MRC that aims to develop and implement a mechanistic modelling framework for studying regulation of synaptic transmitter release in health and disease. This project will be led by Dr Yulia Timofeeva with the co-applicant Prof Kirill Volynski (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London) and in close collaboration with a number of world-leading experimental laboratories working in the field of synaptic transmission and information processing in the brain, that are located in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. The successful candidate should have a PhD, or equivalent, in applied mathematics/theoretical physics/computer science or a related discipline and should have excellent skills in scientific computing. Previous experience of research in computational biology or neuroscience is desirable.

The working environment will be in the Mathematical Science Building, in the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER,

For further details see


Deadline for applications: 21 November 2019

Independent Fellowships.

The GeMVi project is looking to recruit East African Research Fellows to undertake short term public health oriented projects of relevance to the East African setting. More details and application forms can be found here.

We are always interested in hearing from researchers that are looking to apply for independent fellowships. Depending on background and interests, there are multiple funding sources where SBIDER has had past success:

PhD positions.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in any aspect of Systems Biology or Epidemiological research, there are a number of potential funding sources (in both Life Sciences and Mathematics). For those with a mathematical background, the Zeeman Institute (in partnership with Complexity) has recently won EPSRC funding to renew the Centre for Doctoral Training, MathSys -- which already provides funding for a number of PhD students. For those from a more biological background, the newly opened MIBTP training partnership offers many opportunities to work with us. Alternatively, the graduate school offers information on a variety of scholarships which may be helpful. In all cases, the first step should be to contact someone in the Zeeman Instititute -- look at our People page to find a list of our interests -- we can then usually offer advice on funding routes.

Undergraduate Courses.

Staff in the Zeeman Institute run a number of lecture courses, in different disciplines, that provide a fantastic introduction to our subject areas. In addition, we are always keen to be approached to supervise undergraduate projects and summer projects (support by URSS). Example lecture courses include: