Principal Investigators

CENTURI seeks to attract outstanding computer scientists, physicists, or mathematicians with a theoretical and/or computational biology project.

The selected candidates, who are expected to bridge biology and other disciplines will be affiliated to two institutes and will be offered competitive funding.

The selected candidates, who are expected to bridge biology and other disciplines will be affiliated to two institutes and will be offered competitive funding.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a 2-page summary of research achievements and projects in English, and arrange for 2-3 letters of recommendation to be sent to, before February 28th, 2020.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 22nd, 2020, and for an interview between May 25th and May 27th, 2020. CENTURI promotes equal opportunities for employment.

PhD Students

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the Luminy campus. To do so, CENTURI will fund up to 18 PhD positions to start in 2020. PhD students will work in an interdisciplinary life science environment, and have backgrounds in any of the following fields: cell or developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, biophysics, theoretical physics, computer science, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, engineering.

Candidates can either apply to one of the advertised CENTURI projects or submit their own project, providing that they meet the application criteria and that their application is supported by at least 2 host labs.

PhD students will be co-supervised by two or three supervisors from our community. Candidates can apply to a maximum of three projects.

Do not hesitate to contact the projects' supervisors for more information.


Deadline for application: February 16, 2020

Duration: 3 years

On-site interviews: April 28 to April 30, 2020


Expected profile – selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievements
  • Past research experience (internships, master thesis)
  • Interest to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills


To apply please fill the form associated to each project. Applications must include the following documents, in English (compiled into a single PDF file):

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • transcript of your MSc's grades (M1 and M2 if available)

2 letters of recommendation must also be sent by your references at

Free websites are available to convert and compile documents into PDF files. Here is an example of said website:

Postdoctoral positions

The next CENTURI postdoctoral call will be open for applications in Spring 2020.

Postdoc opening in theoretical soft matter physics at the Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT)

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the Merkel group at the Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT) in Marseille (  The group focuses on theoretical and computational research in bio- and soft matter physics.


Applications for our engineering positions are currently on hold. More information to be announced.

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