The ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program fosters theoretical and computational approaches to biological systems and provides an ideal springboard to an independent research career in systems biology, biophysics, computational biology, and related areas. ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows conduct curiosity-driven research at the Center and are provided with competitive personal financial support, access to research infrastructure, and support for research expenditure and travel.
The CSBD provides an international research environment with a strong commitment to multi-disciplinary work and career development. ELBE Postdoctoral 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) as well as from full access to state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure on the campus. These are in particular the service and facilities of the MPI-CBG, which are located next door to the CSBD. They are given freedom, mentoring, and support to develop their own research questions.
Dresden is a vivid and international scientific center, with a large number of research institutions that are collaborating under the DRESDEN-concept umbrella. Its position as an outstanding location for research and science is recognized world-wide. Since 2012, the TU Dresden is one of eleven Excellence Universities in Germany.
The ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program seeks outstanding external candidates who bring new ideas, concepts, or systems to the Center.
Elbe Postdoctoral Fellows pursue an interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with members of the CSBD. ELBE Fellows develop and use theoretical or computational approaches to study biological systems in close collaboration with experimental groups at the MPI-CBG and the TU Dresden. The CSBD is an office environment, but fellows can perform experiments in the labs of an experimental collaborator when a project requires it.
We focus on candidates with backgrounds in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics, Theoretical Physics, Biophysics, Bioimage Informatics, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science with a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary life-science environment. In some exceptional cases, ELBE Fellows are analytically-minded experimentalists in the field of Cell or Developmental Biology, who work between a lab and a CSBD research group.
ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with more than one research group to bridge between disciplines. Successful candidates are expected to identify a collaborative project and the host groups to work with within three months after arrival. An interim mentor will support this process. When host groups and research projects are identified, mentorship can be changed or adjusted to facilitate collaborations.
Selection of ELBE Fellows is based on scientific merit with two application cycles per year. Applications are exclusively accepted through the online application system. We do not accept applications by e-mail or direct contact of a group leader. In the first selection stage, candidates are judged on their track record and a research proposal describing the work they intend to do while at the CSBD. Short-listed candidates should be prepared to join a selection symposium held in Dresden on 28 May, 2020, with travel costs covered by the CSBD. The on-site interview consists of a public scientific talk and a confidential meeting with the selection committee. Deadline for applications is 17 March, 2020.
More information, as well as the link to the online application system, can be found here.
The Center for Systems Biology, the MPI-CBG and the MPI-PKS aim to increase the number of women in scientific positions, therefore female applicants are particularly welcome. Read about our efforts to balance family and career.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions about the ELBE program or application process, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office:
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|Tobias Boothe||Jochen Rink / Gene Myers||2015-2018|
|Benjamin Dalton||Ivo Sbalzarini / Jan Brugues||2015-2018|
|Anatol Fritsch||Tony Hyman / Moritz Kreysing||2016-2019|
|Lennart Hilbert||Nadine Vastenhouw / Vasily Zaburdaev||2014-2017|
|Keisuke Ishihara||Elly Tanaka / Jan Brugues / Frank Jülicher||2016-2019|
|Venkatesan K. Iyer||Suzanne Eaton / Frank Jülicher||2013-2016|
|Louise Jawerth||Tony Hyman / Frank Jülicher||2013-2018|
|Dagmar Kainmüller||Gene Myers||2013-2016|
|Vojtech Kaiser||Dora Tang / Ivo Sbalzarini||2016-2019|
|Stefan Muenster||Pavel Tomancak / Stephan Grill||2013-2016|
|Izaak Neri||Marino Zerial / Frank Jülicher||2013-2016|
|Alejandro Vignoni||Sbalzarini / Knust||2015-2017|