Structured PhD Programme in Bioinformatics and Computational Medicine

University College Dublin, Systems Biology Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Applications are invited for PhD studentships, starting in October 2009 or later within the Bioinformatics and Computational Medicine Structured PhD Programme ( at University College Dublin, to work on the following research projects focusing on computational and mathematical modeling of biochemical cellular pathways:

"Design principles of metabolic and regulatory pathways" (supervisors: Zoltan Neufeld, Denis Shields)

"Switches, oscillations and excitable behavior of signaling pathways" (supervisors: Boris Kholodenko, Zoltan Neufeld, Walter Kolch)

"High-dimensional and multiple time scale modeling of signaling networks" (supervisors: Boris Kholodenko, Walter Kolch)

For further details about these projects and the PhD program see

The successful candidates will undertake a four-year research project on computational and mathematical modeling of biochemical cellular pathways in close collaboration with experimental research groups at Systems Biology Ireland.

Applicants should hold a degree in a numerate discipline, particularly with experience in mathematical and computational modeling (e.g. mathematics, physics, computational science, computational biology, chemical or bio-engineering or related areas) and have an interest in cell biology.

For further enquiries please contact: Zoltan Neufeld (

The PhD positions are funded by the graduate education programme (GREP) of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and they are available for EU students only. The 4-year scholarship includes student stipend, fees, some consumables and travel budget to allow the student to obtain work experience abroad and industrial work experience in a company in Ireland or abroad. Applicants should send a CV, transcripts and names and addresses of two referees to before the closing date of August 21, 2009.

Contact Details: ( Closing date: 21st August 2009.