Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

Faculty position in Bioinformatics or Systems Biology

Tenure Track or Associate Professor

The group of Molecular and Statistical Biophysics ( at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati ( (SISSA) of Trieste, Italy, invites expressions of interest from qualified scholars in the field of Bioinformatics or Systems Biology (theory, computation, and method development), in view of the possible opening of a position at the Tenure Track or Associate Professor level in the group of Molecular and Statistical Biophysics.

The scholar will work as an independent principal investigator and bring complementary expertise to the Group which is currently focussed on physics-based modelling, method development and applications. The researcher, who is expected to attract external funds, will take active part to the SISSA PhD programme in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems and supervise students.

As a result of this enquiry, the Group will decide whether or not to fill a position, and on the contract to offer or procedure to activate.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to the coordinator of the Group, Giovanni Bussi.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: September 1, 2018.

Applications (in Italian or English) should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list and the names of three referrals.
  • A description of current research interests.
  • Five publications on topics related to the sought areas of expertise.

SISSA is an international PhD school. Knowledge of Italian is not required.

More information about the school and the group can be found at and

PhD positions

PhD Fellowships at SISSA

If you are interested to join our PhD program in Physics and Chemistry of Biological systems, please follow this link to find information about the program and the entrance procedures.

Each year the Molecular and Statistical Biophysics Group selects about four students. The typical duration of the program is four years during which the students follow specialized courses and take part in cutting-edge research projects. The applications are now open for 4 PhD fellowships starting from October 2019. The dealine is March, 21.

For more details about PhD courses, past entrance examinations specific for our group and application, visit the PhD Program section.

Post-Doc positions

On average we have one or two openings per year for postdoctoral positions. The exact availability of positions follows the assignment of grants and therefore there are no systematic dates for the opening and start of the positions. Please contact directly one of the PIs to enquire about the current and pending openings.

Other positions

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