ELBE postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of Biological Physics and Biophysics
Center for Systems Biology Dresden
February 2, 2018
ELBE postdoctoral fellows
The Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) calls for applications for ELBE postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of
Biological Physics and Biophysics
The ELBE postdoctoral fellows program fosters cross-disciplinary projects and provides an ideal springboard to an independent research career.
What we provide
The CSBD provides 1-3 year fully funded positions in an international and cross-disciplinary research environment. ELBE postdoctoral fellows benefit from close collaborations with scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). They have full access to state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure on the campus. ELBE postdoctoral fellows have the freedom to develop their own research questions.
What we seek
We seek outstanding young researchers with a doctoral degree in theoretical physics, statistical physics or biophysics and a strong interest to use physical approaches to study biological systems and processes. A strong commitment to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with biologists, physicists, and computer scientists is expected. ELBE postdoctoral fellows should collaborate with more than one research group to bridge between disciplines.
How to apply
For details about the application procedure, please visit our website http://www.csbdresden.de/join-us/as-a-postdoc/ Selection of ELBE Fellows is highly competitive with two application cycles per year. Short-listed candidates are invited to on-site interviews with travel costs covered by the CSBD. Deadline for applications is March 4, 2018.
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.
About Center for Systems Biology Dresden
OUR MISSION is to develop theoretical and computational approaches to biological systems across different scales, from molecules to cells and from cells to tissues. Starting from primarily observations of spatio-temporal phenomena, we seek multi-scale models that can explain the principles by which a system functions and that predict how it reacts to perturbations. That is, what simple physical and chemical rules at one level generate complex, emergent behaviors at the level above? To answer such questions, we combine a unique blend of state-of-the-art genomic technologies and quantitative microscopy, with computer vision, computational science, and theoretical physics.
We are an interdisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians and biologists, and our center is a cooperation between the MPI-CBG, the MPI-PKS, and the TUD.