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Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), Germany

ELBE postdoctoral fellows in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


The Center for Systems Biology Dresden ( calls for applications for ELBE postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

ELBE fellows are fully funded for a duration of 1-3 years. The ELBE postdoc program fosters cross-disciplinary projects and provides an ideal springboard to an independent research career.  Candidates should have a background in computer science, bioinformatics, or (applied) mathematics and a strong interest to work in a multi-disciplinary environment on Biological Sequence Analysis, Bioimage Informatics, Computer Simulation of biological systems, Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics,  High-Performance Computing, or Network Biology.

What we provide

The CSBD provides 1-3 year postdoc positions in an international and cross disciplinary research environment. ELBE fellows benefit from close collaborations with scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) and from full access to state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure. ELBE fellows have the freedom to develop their own research questions. They obtain mentoring and support in their hosting groups. ELBE fellows may choose the research groups to be affiliated with. To foster collaboration, ELBE fellows are usually affiliated with two hosting groups working in different disciplines

What we seek

We seek outstanding young researchers with a doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics, or bioinformatics and a strong commitment to work in a cross-disciplinary environment with biologists, computer scientists, and physicists.

How to apply

For details about the application procedure, please visit our website Selection of ELBE Fellows is highly competitive with two application cycles per year. Short-listed candidates are invited to on-site interviews with travel costs covered by the CSBD. Deadline for applications is March 3, 2017.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. The Center for Systems Biology, the MPI-CBG and the MPI-PKS aim to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly welcome.

Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD)

CSBD is an initiative of the Max-Planck Society that was started in 2010 by the Max Planck Institute for Cell Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.

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