The ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program 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.
The ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program seeks outstanding external candidates that bring new ideas, concepts, or systems to the Center. We focus on candidates with backgrounds in Cell or Developmental Biology, 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.
ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to collaborate with more than one research group to bridge between disciplines. The candidate is 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 Postdoctoral Fellows is highly competitive and follows a two-stage procedure with two cycles a year. Applications are exclusively accepted through the online web-based 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 are invited to on-site interviews 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.
More information, as well as the link to the online application system, can be found here.
If you have any questions about the ELBE program or application process, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office:
|Stephan Baumgärtner||Christoph Zechner / Dora Tangemail@example.com|
|Tobias Boothe||Jochen Rink / Gene Myersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Benjamin Dalton||Ivo Sbalzarini / Jan Bruguesemail@example.com|
|Anatol Fritsch||Tony Hyman / Moritz Kreysingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Szabolcs Horvát||Carl Modesemail@example.com|
|Keisuke Ishihara||Elly Tanaka / Jan Brugues / Frank Jülicherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vojtech Kaiser||Dora Tang / Ivo Sbalzariniemail@example.com|
|Alexander Krull||Florian Jugfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patrick McCall||Jan Brugues / Tony Hymanemail@example.com|
|Quentin Vagne||Marino Zerial / Ivo Sbalzarini / Frank Jülicherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Name||Previous Research Groups||Period||Current Position|
|Lennart Hilbert||Nadine Vastenhouw / Vasily Zaburdaev||2014-2017||Postdoc in Zaburdaev Group|
|Venkatesan K. Iyer||Suzanne Eaton / Frank Jülicher||2013-2016||Postdoc in Eaton Group|
|Louise Jawerth||Tony Hyman / Frank Jülicher||2013-2018||Postdoc in Jülicher Group|
|Izaak Neri||Marino Zerial / Frank Jülicher||2013-2016||Postdoc in Jülicher Group|
|Dagmar Kainmüller||Gene Myers||2013-2016||HHMI Janelia|
|Stefan Muenster||Pavel Tomancak / Stephan Grill||2013-2016||Postdoc in Grill Group|
|Alejandro Vignoni||Sbalzarini / Knust||2015-2017||Associate Professor at Universitat Politècnica de València|