Ph.D. and postdoctoral positions

Edinburgh Castle viewed from Calton Hill.

Ph.D. positions: Two projects are available:

A whole-cell model to predict the energetic costs imposed by synthetic constructs

A whole-cell model to predict changes in translation and growth during cellular stress

Both are joint experiment and modelling projects and are part of the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network SynCropSynthetic Circuits for Robust Orthogonal Production. SynCrop brings together ten academic and six industrial partners located in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, and the UK. The main objectives are to investigate modular and tunable synthetic circuits, further develop the field of synthetic biology, and foster the development of novel platforms for the production of food additives.

Additional projects are also possible.

Successful applicants will work at SynthSys, the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology, one of the largest groupings of systems and synthetic biologists in the U.K., in the bespoke C.H. Waddington building.

For postdoctoral candidates, please write ( to see if a position is currently available. There are also fellowships from the Human Frontier Science Program (deadline at the end of August), the Newton International fellowship (deadline in April), and various Marie Curie possibilities.