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Postdoctoral positions

Positions are available to develop novel theoretical and computational approaches to explore collective phenomena in active bio systems, genomics and artificial intelligence.

Candidates are expected to have a strong background in self-organisation phenomena in complex systems and will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/DPhil in Physics, Biological Physics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics or a closely related field.

As well as theoretical biophysicists, the group is interested in the recruitment of researchers with a strong track-record of research in the field of condensed matter theory or applied mathematics, including those who have an interest in, but no experience of, the study of biological systems. For these candidates, a secure knowledge of methods of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics or population dynamics and an aptitude for computer programming is useful.

For inquiries about the research conducted in the Rulands group, and to discuss potential research projects, please contact Steffen Rulands.

PhD positions

Fully funded PhD positions are available for students from a variety of backgrounds in theoretical physics, including condensed matter theory. Candidates are encouraged to contact Steffen Rulands to discuss potential research projects. To apply for a PhD position, please send your CV to and arrange for two confidential reference letters to be sent to the same email address. 

Masters/Bachelors theses

We offer Masters and Bachelors theses in non-equilibrium physics and its applications to machine learning and biology. Please contact Steffen Rulands to learn about specific projects.