The Center for Systems Biology Dresden caters to a global community in the area of its research mission. We wish to be a place where colleagues and students from around the world meet and develop a supportive international network. Therefore, the CSBD continuously offers funded opportunities for visitors and guests at all levels.
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Bachelor, Master, or German Diploma degree program at their home university can join the CSBD for a research internship of typically two to four months duration. Applications are exclusively accepted through the Student Research Internships Program of the IMPRS-CellDevoSys.
Internships are open to motivated undergraduate students who are enthusiastic about adding a truly exciting research experience to university studies. Our interns take a front-row seat to participate in research in progress and are members of the hosting research groups. Moreover, IMPRS interns obtain scientific work experience in our highly cooperative and international research environment. The internship period is spent working on a scientific research question, with support and advice provided by both young and experienced researchers in the host group. All interns receive financial support from the IMPRS-CellDevoSys.
Early stage researchers who completed their university studies, but have not yet taken up a PhD student position may approach CSBD group leaders for joining them within the IMPRS-CellDevoSys Predoctoral Guest scheme.
The Predoctoral Guest scheme enables university graduates to get to know our research and to find a suitable hosting group, while bridging to the next recruitment round of our PhD Program. Therefore, Predoctoral Guests must fulfill the requirements set by the IMPRS-CellDevoSys for admission. This in particular includes a completed Masters (or equivalent) degree in one of the disciplines the CSBD is active in. Predoctoral Guests are supported by fellowships, as the program is somewhat reminiscent of the “rotations” in US PhD programs.
The IMPRS-CellDevoSys considers applications exclusively upon nomination of candidates by the hosting research group leader.
Two programs are available for postdoctoral researchers to join the CSBD for a duration of one to three years:
· Visitors Program of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS)
· ELBE Postdoc Program of the CSBD
The visitors program of the MPI-PKS focuses on research in physics, theoretical physics, and biophysics as related to the mission of the MPI-PKS.
The ELBE Postdoc Program is run by the CSBD and focuses on research in systems biology, computer science, bioinformatics, and biophysics.
Applications to both programs are exclusively accepted online through the links provided above. Both programs are intended for distinguished and independent postdoctoral researches who intend to apply for faculty positions next. The career development and mentoring support provided by both programs is a springboard to starting an own research group.
The CSBD runs a visiting faculty/sabbaticals program. Junior and Senior Faculty working in the area of the Center’s mission can join us for a duration of their choice. During their stay at CSBD, visiting faculty closely interact with the research groups at the CSBD and the two Max Planck Institutes. If desired, they may also contribute to teaching. Interested scientists are encouraged to contact a hosting research group leader or submit their application to the CSBD Center Coordinator, Dr. Lilla Farkas. Applications should at least include a CV, publication list, and a letter of motivation detailing the connection to CSBD and the work intended to be done during the visit, as well as details of the requested financial support. Financial support is provided upon agreement and by request of the visitor. Decisions about visiting faculty are taken by the Center’s scientific committee.