We are offering a 2 year
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.
To apply please send your CV including the contacts of 3 researchers who can be approached for reference letters and one page motivation letter outlining your prior experience and future plans. Please use our online application system stating 2019-PostDoc-2340 in your application letter at:
The position is available immediately, the start date is flexible but should be filled by November 2019.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
01307 Dresden, Germany