With the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, we built up a top research institute from scratch and put it on the map. This was only possible because we managed to attract the best talents from all over the world and have always cared about the unique MPI-CBG spirit. We’ve always expected the unexpected.

People working here apparently are happy and love their jobs: They voted the MPI-CBG “Best Place to Work” for postdocs and in academia in a survey by “The Scientist” in 2009 - only eight years after the foundation of the Institute. The Institute was also named Dresden’s “Most family friendly institution” in 2012. At the MPI-CBG, people from over 50 nations come together and create a vibrant working environment and an exciting atmosphere. We try to keep hierarchies at a minimum and make sure everyone can get involved. Here, your ideas count.

Dresden is known for its beautiful, baroque flair. But actually, the city has way more to offer: contemporary art shows, modern architecture, or the Dresden Neustadt district with an alternative art scene and an extraordinary high pub density, for instance. Moreover, Dresden is the no.1 location for science: Nowhere else in Germany can you find so many scientists and research institutions in such a small area. DRESDEN-concept is a research alliance of the Technische Universität Dresden together with the four major German research institutions aiming at the development of synergies in research structures. Collaboration is the key for success in Dresden.

Join the MPI-CBG!

If you’re interested in doing your PhD, check out the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology. If you’re looking for a postdoc experience at the MPI-CBG, you can find detailed information on the pages of the Postdoctoral Program. Our job section lists all current job opportunities.

If you are interested in an internship, we recommend that you contact group leaders of your interest directly  to inquire if there's a possibility for a stay in their labs. Correspondence should be in English and include a CV.