Post-doctoral position (m/f/d)

Einsatzort: Dresden


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Post-doctoral position (m/f/d)

Stellenangebot vom 07.03.2019

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, is an 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”.

We are offering a Post-doctoral position (m/f/d) in Computational Biology.

Job Description

The group of Marino Zerial is looking for highly-motivated post-doctoral candidates with strong background in mathematics and/or physics (theory probability, ODE, PDE, numerical methods), and experience in programming (C/C++, python) for image analysis.
Areas of research are the following:
The development/implementation of new algorithms and tools for the analysis of 2D and 3D microscopy images and extraction of biologically relevant information:
a. Extraction of high-content multi-parametric phenotype descriptors from microscopy images of cultured cells
b. Development of new algorithms for quantitative analysis of microscopy images of tissue sections with sub-cellular resolution
c. Development of new algorithms for intravital 3D microscopy image analysis
The general aim of the project is to understand the role of the endocytic machinery in mammalian tissue structure and function, using the developing and regenerating liver as a model system.

Your qualifications

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in physics or mathematics or computer science. However, since the aim of the project is to develop and apply computational methods to solve biological problems, some knowledge of biology is required. Knowledge of high performance and parallel computing is an advantage. An excellent command of English together with good communication skills and self-motivation are also required.

Our offer

The full-time position is available immediately for an initial period of 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees).

For further information, please contact Prof. Marino Zerial ( and Yannis Kalaidzidis (

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please submit your complete application including the names of three referees by April 15, 2019 via our online application system stating Code 2019-WiMi-1040 at

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden