Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD)

ELBE postdoctoral fellows

Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD)

Dresden, Germany

The Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) calls for applications for

ELBE postdoctoral fellows

The ELBE postdoctoral fellows program fosters theoretical and computational approaches to biological systems and provides an ideal springboard to an independent research career.

What we provide

The CSBD provides 2-3 year fully funded positions in an international and cross-disciplinary research environment. 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 (TUD), and a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere, see
They will have full access to state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure on the campus.

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.

What we seek

The ELBE 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. They develop and use theoretical or computational approaches to study biological systems in close collaboration with experimental groups at the MPI-CBG and the TUD. The CSBD is an office environment, but fellows can perform experiments in the labs of an experimental collaborator when a project requires it. Ideal candidates have backgrounds in physics, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline, 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.

How to apply
For details about the application procedure, please visit our website

Selection of ELBE fellows is based on scientific merit with two application cycles per year. 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.

Deadline for applications is 17 March, 2020.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled 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, therefore female applicants are particularly welcome. For more information on our efforts to balance family and career, please see

Please apply via recruiter’s website.