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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Mole­cu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring (CMCB), Bio­tech­no­logy Centre, Chair of Bio­phy­sics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­Doc

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E-13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting at 1st Decem­ber 2018. The posi­tion is limi­ted for 2 years with the pos­si­bi­lity of a 2 years exten­sion. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz-Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion.
The Chair of Bio­phy­sics is inte­rested in under­stan­ding the bio­phy­si­cal basis of mor­pho­ge­ne­sis. We com­bine theory and expe­ri­ment, and inves­ti­gate force gene­ra­tion on mul­ti­ple sca­les (for more infor­ma­tion see

Work­ing field:

She/he will work as a Post­doc on a chal­len­ging pro­ject invol­ving the in vitro recon­sti­tu­tion of the acto­myo­sin cor­tex to under­stand how active tor­ques are gene­ra­ted at the mole­cu­lar level, and how active tor­que gene­ra­tion in the acto­myo­sin cor­tex dri­ves chi­ral mor­pho­ge­ne­sis, e.g. during left/right axis esta­blish­ment. This pro­ject is part of a recently fun­ded ERC Advan­ced Grant “Chi­ral Mor­pho­ge­ne­sis - Phy­si­cal Mecha­nisms of Acto­myo­sin-Based Left/Right Sym­me­try Brea­king in Bio­lo­gi­cal Sys­tems”.


We are see­king a highly moti­va­ted sci­en­tist to join the Chair of Bio­phy­sics and expect the fol­lo­wing: uni­ver­sity degree and Ph.D. in Bio­logy / Bio­che­mis­try / Bio­phy­sics or rela­ted sub­ject; hands-on expe­ri­ence with cell-free recon­sti­tu­tion sys­tems; expe­ri­ence with pro­tein bio­che­mis­try, inclu­ding pro­tein puri­fi­ca­tion and ana­ly­sis and with micro­scopy tech­ni­ques and image ana­ly­sis; fami­liar with acto­myo­sin recon­sti­tu­tion and/or lipid bio­che­mis­try. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date is able to work inde­pendently and relia­bly, acquire new skills effi­ci­ently, is very well orga­ni­zed and enjoys working in an inter­na­tio­nal team wit­hin a col­la­bo­ra­tive atmo­s­phere. Most important is an inter­di­sci­pli­nary inte­rest and the ability to tackle a bio­lo­gi­cal pro­blem with a com­bi­na­tion of tech­ni­ques. A gene­ral strong inte­rest in quan­ti­ta­tive approa­ches towards bio­lo­gi­cal pro­blems is essen­tial. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­so­nal skills as well as a solid know­ledge of Eng­lish and high moti­va­tion are requi­red.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments in Eng­lish, inclu­ding a let­ter of moti­va­tion, Cur­ri­cu­lum Vitae, list of publi­ca­ti­ons, names of 2 refe­rees, a brief sum­mary of your the­sis/post­doc work and copy of degree cer­ti­fi­ca­tes until 01.11.2018 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies) to: TU Dres­den, BIO­TEC, Pro­fes­sur für Bio­phy­sik, Dr. Mara Catani, Tatz­berg 47/49, 01307 Dres­den, Ger­many or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site:
https: //tu-dres­­riere/daten­schutz­hin­weis