Torres-Sánchez Group

Computational modelling of multicellular systems

Open Positions

Applicants for postdoctoral positions

Who are we looking for? We are looking for candidates with interest in applying computational modelling to understand the self-organisation and shaping of tissues. We welcome candidates with backgrounds in mathematical modelling and/or computational techniques. We also welcome researchers with previous expertise in experimental work and with an interest in combining theory and experiments in collaboration with other groups at EMBL.

What can you expect? You will help develop new modelling and computational techniques to understand the self-organisation and shaping of tissues. These techniques include, for instance, active gel models combining signalling and mechanics, or finite element methods for the simulation of organoids and embryos. You will take a strong lead of your own research and propose new projects that ultimately lead to new research directions.

How to apply? Email Alejandro Torres-Sánchez with your research ideas and motivation to join the group. Please, take also a look at EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Programme (EIPOD-LinC).

Applicants for PhD positions

Who are we looking for? We welcome students with a strong background in physics and mathematics (physicist, mathematicians, engineers…).  Knowledge of, or strong motivation to learn, computational techniques and programming is a plus!

What can you expect? In the lab, you will develop new theoretical and computational techniques for the solution of multi-physics problems, which typically involve couplings between biochemical cues, signalling, and mechanics. These techniques will allow you to tackle many different problems during your PhD and beyond! During your PhD, you will employ these techniques to unravel the physical principles behind the self-organisation and shaping of multicellular systems. Since this is a multidisciplinary problem, which requires a tight interplay with experimentalists, you will foster collaborations with other groups with complementary expertise at EMBL. This will help you develop your collaboration skills.

How to apply? Please apply through the EMBL International PhD Programme. Note that the EMBL International PhD Program has strict bi-annual deadlines.

Master and Bachelor students

Take a look at the pages for Visitors and Undergraduates and email Alejandro Torres-Sánchez with a short description of your research interests.