We are looking for a postdoctoral/postgraduate fellow interested in performing experimental research at the interface between physics and biology. The aim of our group is to study the collective phenomena of life through a close interplay between experimental data on biological groups in their natural environment and statistical physics methods, as correlation functions, scaling and the renormalization group. We plan to work in systems as diverse as bird flocks, insect swarms, and cell colonies

The candidate will join the experimental team of CoBBS Group in Rome (Collective Behaviour in Biological Systems) at the Institute for Complex Systems of the CNR to conduct the new experimental campaigns (both in 3D flocks, swarms – and 2D – stem cells).
The position will be for one year initially with the possibility of renewal up to three years based on satisfactory performance.

Applications should be sent by email to andrea.cavagna[at]; they should contain a cv and the contacts of senior scientists who can provide recommendation letters (only upon our request). Although there is no sharp deadline for these positions, earlier applications will naturally be given higher priority. We therefore encourage interested candidates to contact us immediately.