QLS Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship

Starting Spring 2020
QLS Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship

ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) section seeks applications for a postdoctoral position starting summer/fall 2020 from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record.

The QLS section provides a unique international research environment for postdoctoral fellows with about 15 group members (faculty, postdocs, graduate students and visitors), an intense programme of workshops and conferences, close collaborations with local institutions (SISSA, ICGEB, Trieste University) and internationally renowned research institutions (ENS Paris, EPFL, IPhT, UCSD, NTNU, MPIPKS, Aalto University). The QLS section has expertise in a broad range of fields including statistical physics of information processing, information theory, statistical learning, reinforcement learning, ecology and evolution, biophysics, stochastic thermodynamics etc. Postdoctoral fellows are encouraged, and supported, to participate in activities in developing countries in order to promote the mission of the ICTP.

Candidates should have a background in theoretical physics (statistical physics), mathematics (probability, statistics), computer science, information theory, electrical engineering and/or related disciplines, and be able to carry out active, independent and multidisciplinary research in theoretical and computational neuroscience.

The take-home monthly salary will be 2,700 EUR. Benefits include health insurance, a contribution towards a pension plan, if available, or, financial compensation amounting to 10% of the salary, paid monthly, and special allowances for family members. The appointment will be for two years, renewable for periods of up to one year, for a maximum of four years.

Applications and expressions of interest are welcome. Applications should include a cover letter, an updated CV including the full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and two or more letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted on-line at: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For additional enquiries, and expressions of interest, please contact:

Application deadline: January 15, 2020.