Positions opened in the group

We are always happy to welcome new researchers in the group, whether for a few months or a few years. Based on the fundings available, we open positions dedicated to particular projects. We also host visitors who can pursue their own research interests, if relevant to our themes of research. We expect everyone to have common knowledge foundations.

Grant-funded post-doctoral positions

Curator for BioModels

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in computational modelling to strengthen the BioModels team. The incumbent will join the group of Dr. Nicolas Le Novère at the Babraham Institute, as part of a collaboration with the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute. The ideal candidate will be able to manage to encode, annotate, and simulate computational models of biological interest, submitted to BioModels or coming from the literature. The post holder will develop guidelines for curation, terminologies for annotation and help with the documentation and training material. Several types of mathematical modelling techniques and software tool will be used. Relevant experience with computational models of signalling pathways, metabolic or gene networks is required to be successful in this position.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a scientific or technological field, and prior knowledge of computational systems biology. Experience with the main approaches used to model biochemical pathways, including dynamical and logical modelling, and familiarity with the main tools in the field, such as COPASI, CellDesigner, MatLab or equivalent are essential. In addition, the candidate must be an experienced Linux user.

Funding for this position is available for two years in the first instance. Starting salary is £30,751 - £34,166 per annum - depending on experience

Full details of the position can be found here. On applying please quote reference PCB-NLN-BI. Closing date for completed applications is 2th January 2017.

Fellowship-funded post-doctoral trainings

We welcome candidates who would like to undergo a post-doctoral training in the lab. If you have a good project that matches the group's interests, and a decent CV, we will assist you in writing fellowship applications. You need to have, or obtain soon, a PhD in a scientific domain. The exact field is irrelevant if you are bright and motivated. However, we expect you to have a serious knowledge of cellular and molecular biology, and feel at home with computers and mathematical modelling. Some possible sources of post-doc fellowships:


No funded developer positions are available at the moment.

PhD studentships

No funded PhD positions are available at the moment.


We are always happy to host enthusiastic students for master degree internships (and sometimes bachelor, albeit only for exceptional applicants). You need to have a good knowledge of cellular and molecular biology, and solid training in basic numerical analysis. Although advanced programming skills are not required, you must be at home with computers. Geeks welcome! You'll have a desk, and access to the Babraham compute farm. We do not offer stipends. However, we support applications to various fellowships schemes.

Exchanging know-how – Visitor programme

The Babraham Institute holds extensive tacit knowledge (know-how). This knowledge is an important resource which we are keen to see shared across the scientific community. The Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation (KEC) committee will provide funds to cover the accommodation costs of individuals (in Campus accommodation) for up to a month (~£700) to support training and knowledge exchange – applications for longer may also be considered if well justified. Travel costs will need to be found by your home laboratory. Applications (1 side of A4 with projected costs) may be sent at any time of the year.