Postdoctoral Position in Organoid Biophysics

The Grapin-Botton lab is doing pioneering research developing pancreas organoid systems and using them to study development. In collaboration with physicists (Grill, Julicher) we are studying self-organization and mechanical control of morphogenesis using mouse and human pancreas organoids.

We are offering a
Postdoctoral Position
in Organoid Biophysics.

Organoids are used more and more as disease and development models. Because they develop in vitro, they also offer an opportunity to observe morphogenetic processes live and interfere with them. What are the forces deployed by the cells to form lumen and ducts and to form folds? How do they act as a collective? How does the material properties of the environment affect this? How do different cell types emerge and what are the signals enabling self-organization? These are a few questions of interest to us, as examples.

Your qualifications

PhD in biophysics, bioengineering, stem cell, cell or developmental biology and skills in quantitative biology and ideally imaging and image analysis. Some programing skills would be appreciated.
If you love…
•    discussing the newest concepts that shake the scientific community
•    learning about cutting edge techniques in the stem cell and organoid fields
•    interacting with interdisciplinary teams
…then join this project, and the Dresden Physics of Life community!

Our offer
The full-time postdoc position is available immediately for a period of 1 year with possibility of extension. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees). The position is classified in E13 of the TVöD Bund. For further information contact Dr. Anne Grapin-Botton

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. There is no deadline.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please submit your complete application and CV including a full publication list, a cover letter stating your motivation to apply for this position, a brief description of your research interests and accomplishments together with contact details of at least two referees as a single pdf file stating Code 2021-PostDoc-OrganoidBiophysics-1080  via our online application system at 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden, Germany