Open Positions
Several MSc and PhD student positions are available!

CALICO Lab is always seeking highly motivated and creative researchers to join the team, focusing on translational and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of information and communication technologies, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Applications are invited for MSc and PhD student positions in the following interdisciplinary research areas:

  • Molecular information and communication technologies
  • Next-generation adaptive and reconfigurable biosensors
  • Internet of (Bio-Nano) Things
  • Dynamic bio-interfaces
  • Smart microfluidic environments and microfluidic on-chip systems
  • Unconventional computing and wetware chemical artificial intelligence
  • Biological cybernetics and semantic information in biological systems
  • Artificial cells with communication functions

Through addressing these research problems across multiple projects, we offer the opportunity to acquire a diverse set of computational and experimental research skills, ranging from information and communication theory, signal processing, AI to bottom-up synthetic biologyand micro/nanofabrication (with seamless access to class-100 cleanroom facilities).

Accepted MSc and PhD students will enroll in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bio-medical Sciences and Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering programs within the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering at Koç University, under the supervision of Dr. Murat Kuşcu.

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please email your CV and transcript(s) to Dr. Murat Kuşcu at, or fill out the application interest form.

 Application deadline: May 19th, 2024 (Early applications are being evaluated on a rolling basis)
 Position start date: Latest by September 2024

For more information on the formal application process, and financial aid packages, please follow these links:

Keywords: Internet of bio-nano things, molecular communications, graphene and related 2d nanomaterials, nanobiosensors, microfluidics, molecular interactions

Application Interest Form