Friday, May 17, 2013

[Comp-neuro] faculty position in quantitative biology and neuroscience at ICTP

Please find hereafter the announcement  of a faculty position in quantitative biology at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste (Italy).

ICTP has a close collaboration with the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Trieste) where several research groups in neuroscience are active.

ICTP is an International Institution, as such the announced salary should be understood as net salary.



The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks applications for a faculty position in quantitative biology starting from 1 October 2013.


ICTP, based in Trieste, Italy, provides a top class multi-disciplinary research environment in theoretical sciences, with cutting edge research, education and training, and it has been a driving force behind global efforts for the advancement of science in the developing world. We are now seeking to establish a new research section in quantitative biology in order to respond to the theoretical challenges arising from recent advances in large-scale experiments in biology and neurosciences. The programme will be open to, and actively seeking collaborations with, external partners.


Areas of interest include: biological networks; genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics; bioinformatics, machine learning and statistical inference approaches to biological systems; population genetics and evolution biology; and systems and computational neuroscience.


The successful applicant will play a leading role in establishing the new section, promoting cutting-edge research in quantitative biology, and graduate student supervision. Applicants should have an outstanding international reputation and a solid track record in obtaining external funding.


The position will be at the P3 UNESCO level, with a starting salary of $89200. Other benefits include family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Applicants should submit their application through the UNESCO website ( before 4 June 2013. For further information please contact

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