Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems
Faculty position in Physics of Biological Systems (CLOSED)
access_time September 03, 2019

The group of Molecular and Statistical Biophysics ( at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati ( (SISSA) of Trieste, Italy, has initiated a major effort to expand in new areas related to the Physics of Biological Systems (theory and computation) and has planned the opening of a permanent position at Tenure Track or Associate Professor level.

At this stage we welcome expressions of interest from young researchers seeking to establish their own lines of research in the international and stimulating research environment of SISSA, where diversity and cultural differences are valued and encouraged.

The scholar will work as an independent principal investigator and bring complementary expertise to the Group which is currently focussed on physics-based models of biological and polymeric systems and their characterization using advanced theoretical and numerical techniques. The researcher will benefit from top level working conditions in our research-oriented gradual school, including a starting grant, teaching to small groups of motivated graduate students, and the possibility to supervise PhD students fully paid by the School.

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, as well as general enquiries, should be addressed to the coordinator of the Group, Giovanni Bussi.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: November 1, 2019.

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