Interested in developing and applying theory to living systems on various scales, ranging from molecules to cells and tissues? You are a theorist with a strong expertise in statistical physics, soft/condensed matter theory or computational biology?
The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) in Dresden announces the opening of several postdoctoral positions in the area of Biological Physics. Our institute offers the opportunity to work with several group leaders such as Jan Brugués, Pierre Haas, Frank Jülicher, Marko Popovi, Steffen Rulands and Christoph A. Weber. Our research questions range across the physical principles underlying the spatiotemporal organization of cells and tissues, the collective processes involved in cell decision making, and the driving force at the origin of life starting from a few inanimate molecules.
Our institute offers an excellent research environment due to the possibility of a large variety of local, interdisciplinary collaborations with experimental and theoretical physicists, biologist, and bioinformaticians, for example at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Biotechnology Center, the Center for Systems Biology and the Center for Regenerative Therapies. Besides an excellent research infrastructure, the institute provides a stimulating environment due to an active in-house workshop program and a large number of long-term visiting scientists from all over the world.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
About Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS)
The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex systems is one of the 86 institutes of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, located in Dresden, Germany.
The research at the institute in the field of the physics of complex systems ranges from classical to quantum physics and focuses on three main areas. Additionally, independent research groups strengthen and interpolate the research in and between the divisions on such topics as new states of quantum matter, complex dynamics in cold gases, stochastic processes in biophysics, nonlinear time series analysis, motor systems, dynamics of biological networks, mesoscopic systems, collective phenomena in solid state and material physics, and nonlinear and relativistic optics.
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