Research Groups

Job Opportunities

We are always looking for highly motivated and creative students (student interns, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, visitors).

Web Developer (HiWi)

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 formation of cells, tissues and organisms.The ATPlab is an interdisciplinary research group at MPI-CBG and CSBD that studies protein evolution. We are a group of scientists with diverse backgrounds from 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 organisation.

The DD-CODE (Dresden Condensate Database and Encyclopedia) project aims at cataloguing biomolecular condensates and creating a comprehensive resource for experimentalists and bioinformaticians. We collaborate with several research groups in Dresden and with Dewpoint Therapeutics to optimize the utility of our tool for scientists.  Concerning the more technical side, you will additionally work in cooperation with services and facilities of the MPI-CBG including scientific software developers and bioinformaticians from the Scientific Computing Facility.

What is your role?

  1. Ownership of all frontend related development of DD-CODE including devops and deployment
  2. Develop user interfaces for rendering data from API
  3. Build user management features for a static and stateless web app
  4. Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  5. Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  6. Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  7. Collaborate with other bioinformaticians and biologists to understand what a life science tool must look like
  8. Ensure modularity, re-usability and maintenance of code-base


Skills you should have

  1. Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  2. Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  3. Proficient understanding of APIs, REST, HTTP methods and gateways(Nginx)
  4. Good understanding of ReactJS, VueJS
  5. Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  6. Proficiency working with a Linux/Unix based operating system
  7. Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  8. Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  9. Proficient understanding of version control using Git(We use Gitlab)
  10. Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
  11. Already have a Bachelor’s degree in fields related to Computer Science, Software Engineering, Bioinformatics etc.
  12. 1+ years of professional experience as a frontend developer


Good to have

  1. Good Knowledge of server-side API development
  2. Working knowledge of Python, Flask and MongoDB
  3. Knowledge of life science data - proteomics


What we offer

Part-time student job (HiWi position) up to 19 hours /week.

If you are interested, please send your application to ddcodempi-cbg.de .

Postdoc-positions

We are also supporting fellowship applications of outstanding postdoctoral researchers who wish to join our lab. This may either be through third party funding (Humboldt foundation, EMBO, DAAD, etc.) or through an ELBE postdoc fellowship by the Max Planck Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD)