The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, is a highly visible and international research institute focused on cell and developmental biology. Currently about 500 employees are working at the institute, where half are from abroad with 53 nations represented. MPI-CBG has twice been awarded the title “Best Place to Work” (Academia and postdocs) by the journal “The Scientist”. It tops the list of the top ten research institutions outside the United States in 2009, and is the only German institution listed.
We are offering a 2 year Postdoctoral Position for a collaborative project between the groups of Marc Timme (Chair of Network Dynamics, TU Dresden) and Dora Tang (Dynamic Protocellular Systems, MPI-CBG).
This project lies between bottom up synthetic biology, biophysics, theory and biology. It involves utilizing and developing interdisciplinary methodologies for integrating out of equilibrium processes in artificial cellular platforms. We aim to obtain quantitative models for understanding how compartmentalization affects reaction dynamics within biological systems.
Applicants should be ambitious, highly motivated, independent and creative with expertise in chemical or bio-engineering, synthetic biology, molecular biology, biophysics, materials chemistry, and dynamical systems or statistical physics. You should be an experimentalist who is excited by working across disciplines with a strong interest in quantitative analysis and interacting closely with theoreticians. Experience in optogenetics, protein expression, purification and reconstitution, protocellular models, microfluidics, enzyme catalysis, are preferred. A keen interest in understanding dynamical systems conceptually and theoretically as well as in computational modeling is desired
The MPI-CBG provides highly competent and well organized services and facilities and excellent mentoring and career development opportunities.
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