Postdoc Positions in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Center for Systems Biology Dresden
Job Location
Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden

Dresden was awarded “City of Science” in 2006 and is one of the leading scientific centers in Europe with 3 Max Planck and 13 other research institutes, and the Dresden University of Technology as one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Dresden has half a million inhabitants and is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Germany, located 2 hours from Berlin and Prague.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: handicapped 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. Female candidates are therefore particularly welcome.


Job Description

The Center for Systems Biology Dresden calls for applications for several open postdoc positions in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology within the prestigious

ELBE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

ELBE Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding young researchers with a doctoral degree. To foster collaboration, fellows are usually affiliated with two hosting groups working in different disciplines.


We seek outstanding candidates with a degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Computer Science and a strong interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment on Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics, Biological Sequence Analysis, Bioimage Informatics or Network Biology.

How to Apply

Deadline for applications is February 10, 2016. For details about the application procedure, please visit our website

About Our Organization

The Center for Systems Biology Dresden focuses on developing and using computational methods to address key questions in biology and to transform data into knowledge. The center is a joint activity by the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS). The center is a highly interactive and collaborative workplace with an international atmosphere where English is the working language, and has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary training and career development. The center provides access to cutting-edge computer infrastructure, genome sequencing technology and wet lab facilities. The MPI-CBG has been awarded one of the “Best Places To Work for Postdocs” in 2011.

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