Graduate student, toward a degree in
Quantitative Systems Biology


Area: Systems Biology

Position Title: Graduate student

Position Code: QSB

Status: Open
Multiple graduate student positions are available in the Systems Biology Research Groups at UC Merced.

In particular: The Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Research Group uses computational systems biology tools, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and network modeling to quantify changes in metabolism in human disease. The group is integrated into the Quantitative and Systems Biology Program as well as the Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced, providing a unique angle on today's health challenges.The University of California, Merced, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.


The Quantitative and Systems Biology Graduate Group encourages applications from all students interested in dedicated graduate studies toward Ph.D. or master's of science degrees in this exciting field. Applications are welcome from students with undergraduate degrees from any relevant discipline, including the life sciences, the physical sciences, engineering and mathematics. Please contact Fabian Filipp for more information.

All applicants should take the GRE general test (subject test optional). Applicants who are not native English speakers should go to the UC Merced Graduate Division website to see additional application requirements.

The admissions committee makes its decisions based on a comprehensive review of undergraduate coursework and GPA, GRE scores, research experience and recommendations. The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 15, although early applications are encouraged.

Each candidate must have an undergraduate degree in a related field like bioinformatics, bioengineering, systems biology, mathematics, physical or chemical sciences. A background in computational biology, analytical chemistry, lipodomics, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography, structural, chemical and/or computational biology is desireable. Candidates must also have the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Closing Date:
Dec. 15


Please contact Professor Fabian Filipp, Ph.D., M.Sc. or 858-349-0349

Learn more about Professor Filipp.