Apart from postdoc openings in our Research Groups, we run the ELBE postdoctoral program that offers postdoc positions on a competitive basis. We seek strong postdoctoral candidates with backgrounds in Computational Biology, Theoretical Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Cell and Developmental Biology and a strong interest to work in the cross-disciplinary environment of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS). To foster collaborations, postdocs are generally affiliated with two Principal Investigators of different disciplines. The appointment is typically for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension.
ELBE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Center for Systems Biology Dresden calls for applications for several open postdoc positions in within the prestigious
in the following areas
• Computer Science, Computational Science, and Applied Mathematics,
• Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
• Biological Physics, Biophysics and Theoretical Biology.
We seek outstanding candidates with a degree in the listed areas and a strong interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment towards developing and using computational and physical methods to address key questions in biology and to transform data into knowledge.
The Center for Systems Biology Dresden is a joint activity by the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Max Planck Institute of the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS). The center is a highly interactive and collaborative workplace with an international atmosphere where English is the working language, and has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary training and career development. The center provides access to cutting-edge computer infrastructure, genome sequencing technology and wet lab facilities. The MPI-CBG has been awarded one of the “Best Places To Work for Postdocs” in 2011.
ELBE Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding young researchers with a doctoral degree. To foster collaboration, fellows are usually affiliated with two hosting groups working in different disciplines.
Dresden was awarded “City of Science” in 2006 and is one of the leading scientific centers in Europe with 3 Max Planck and 13 other research institutes, and the Dresden University of Technology as one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Dresden has half a million inhabitants and is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Germany, located 2 hours from Berlin and Prague.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. The Center for Systems Biology, the MPI-CBG and the MPI-PKS aim to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly welcome.
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