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Postdoctoral Position - cell biology: Germany

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, is a highly visible and international research institute focused on cell and developmental biology. Currently about 500 employees are working at the institute, where half are from abroad with 53 nations represented. MPI-CBG has twice been awarded the title “Best Place to Work” (Academia and postdocs) by the journal “The Scientist”. It tops the list of the top ten research institutions outside the United States in 2009, and is the only German institution listed. It is currently offering a Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in the laboratory of Dora Tang. The project lies in the area of Origin of Life and involves developing interdisciplinary methodologies for integrating and characterizing prebiotically relevant reactions into artificial cellular platforms.

Applicants should be creative, flexible and committed with expertise in soft matter physics, materials chemistry, biophysics or biology with major interests in the Origin of life. Experience in working with coacervates, optical microscopy and spectroscopic techniques, enzyme catalysis, RNA or peptide biochemistry/biophysics, high throughput RNA sequencing, peptide sequencing or bioinformatics are desirable.

The MPI-CBG provides highly competent and well-organized services and facilities and excellent mentoring and career development opportunities. The full-time position is available immediately for up to 3 years. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees).

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