The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) are basic research institutes that foster collaborations between theorists and experimentalists. Their research program spans across scales from molecular assemblies to the formation of cells, tissues, and organisms. Currently, about 500 employees work at the institute, representing over 50 nations and a wide range of scientific expertise. As an employer, MPI-CBG offers an environment that fosters open communication and collaboration; an environment with equal opportunities and support for families. The official language of the institute is English.
The Toth-Petroczy lab is an interdisciplinary research group at MPI-CBG and CSBD that studies protein evolution. As a group of scientists with diverse backgrounds in computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, biophysics, chemistry, and biology, we are fascinated by intrinsically disordered protein regions (IDRs) and aim to understand their role in evolution and condensate formation. The field of biomolecular condensates is rapidly growing as more and more biological functions are associated with condensates, such as transcriptional control, RNA metabolism, and cellular organization. We are driven to answer questions such as: How many biological condensates are there? When did they evolve?
We are looking for a scientist (Postdoctoral research fellow or PhD student) to join our work in understanding the origins and evolution of intrinsically disordered regions and biomolecular condensates.
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Desirable qualifications & soft skills:
The position is available immediately. The initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility of extension based upon mutual agreement.
Please send your complete application materials via our online application system stating 2023-PostDoc-ComputationalCondensates-2390 at https://recruitingapp-2443.umantis.com/Vacancies/550/Application/CheckLogin/2?lang=eng
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The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For initial inquiries, please contact group leader Agnes Tóth-Petroczy (firstname.lastname@example.org).