Postdoctoral Position (m/f) in Biological Physics (experiment)

Postdoctoral Position (m/f) in Biological Physics (experiment)

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Göttingen, Germany

For the independent Max Planck Research Group of Dr. Karen Alim we seek to fill a

Postdoctoral Position (m/f)
in Biological Physics (experiment).

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It performs both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 300 people.

Your project

We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our research team. We offer a highly international, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment in exceptional research setting.
Our interdisciplinary group combines experimental and theoretical methods to investigate how an organism grows to form a desired structure and pattern. Understanding the morphogenesis of an organism, the collective self-organization of cells that gives rise to a functional structure is at the heart of decoding life. We aim to identify the rules of development by studying the physical principles underlying the formation and adaption of biological organisms. Currently we focus on the question of how fluid flows transport and store mechanical and chemical signals and thereby enable decision and development of a living system. Our experimental model system is the network-forming ‘smart’ slime mold Physarum polycephalum. The organism is renowned for its complex behavior despite its simple make-up rendering it an intriguing model system. The candidate will have considerable freedom to shape his/her own research and possibly do theoretical work.

Your profile

The postdoctoral candidate should hold a PhD degree in experimental physics or biology. The ideal candidate should have experience with biological systems and quantitative data analysis. Fluency in English and programming experiences are essential as is the desire to immerse in interdisciplinary research.

Our offer

We are offering excellent working conditions in a highly international and interdisciplinary research environment. The postdoctoral position is initially for two years with the possibility of extension. Starting date is flexible, earliest April 1, 2019 is desired. Salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for scientists. Working hours are fulltime; salary is E13 TVöD-Bund. Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services.

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

To apply, please follow this link with the reference no MPIDS-W024:
and submit a CV, a motivation letter, a list of publications and contacts of two references. Applications received before 15th of November 2018 will be given full consideration. Written applications will not be sent back.

Please contact

Dr. Karen Alim

should you have further questions.

Max Planck Institute for
Dynamics and Self-Organization
Dr. Karen Alim
Am Faßberg 17
D-37077 Göttingen

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: MPIDS-W024