Job Offers


PhD Program

At the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, we exclusively recruit PhD students through the
International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). Direct applications to group leaders are not accepted. The IMPRS-CellDevoSys is a world-leading PhD Program that integrates Biology, Physics, and Computational Biology and has a strong commitment to training the future leaders in science. We invite applicants from Cell and Developmental Biology, Computer Science, Computational Science, (Applied) Mathematics, and Physics. Applications are accepted only via the online web-based application system of the IMPRS-CellDevoSys.

ELBE Postdoc Program

In addition to postdoc openings in individual research groups, the ELBE Postdoctoral Program offers fully funded Fellowships on a competitive basis. We seek strong postdoctoral researchers with backgrounds in Computational Biology, Theoretical Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Cell and Developmental Biology and a strong interest to work in the cross-disciplinary environment of the CSBD. ELBE Fellows are independent and are affiliated with two research groups of their choice from different disciplines. The appointment is typically for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension to three years in total. Extensions beyond three years are not possible.

To apply, please fill the online application form
and upload a single pdf file containing

  • a cover letter,
  • CV,
  • publication list,
  • a summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and
  • a concisely worded research statement of the proposed work during your stay at CSBD (1-2 pages), preferably oriented towards the mission and interests of the Center.

Please also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted online.

Applications are considered by a scientific committee, which meets twice a year. The next application deadline is September 1, 2017. Applicants will be informed of the outcome soon after the committee meeting and invited for on-site interviews. Successful candidates should take up their positions within four months of final acceptance.