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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Clus­ter of Excel­lence „Phy­sics of Life (PoL)“, Junior Rese­arch Group Bio­phy­sics of epi­the­lial growth and tumo­rige­ne­sis

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 (m/f/x)

The Clus­ter of Excel­lence „Phy­sics of Life (PoL)“ offers a posi­tion in the Junior Rese­arch Group Bio­phy­sics of epi­the­lial growth and tumo­rige­ne­sis (Dr. Nata­lie Dye) focu­sed on the “Self-orga­ni­zed 3D epi­the­lial mor­pho­ge­ne­sis” as
Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc (m/f/x)
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
star­ting as soon as pos­si­ble. The posi­tion is initi­ally limi­ted to 12 mon­ths, with the option of exten­sion and the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG). The Clus­ter of Excel­lence PoL (https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en) is a cen­tral aca­de­mic unit and gro­wing inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch cen­ter dedi­ca­ted to quan­ti­ta­tive bio­logy, bio­phy­sics and com­pu­ter sci­ence, which is fun­ded by the Ger­man Rese­arch Foun­da­tion (DFG) and offers a wide range of sup­port struc­tures, inclu­ding state-of-the-art light micro­scopy and advan­ced bio-image data sci­ence faci­li­ties.

Working field:

The Junior Rese­arch Group (https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en/research/core-groups/dye) seeks an inde­pen­dent, pas­sio­nate, and moti­va­ted post­doc to start a new pro­ject exami­ning the dyna­mic, self-orga­ni­zed beha­vi­ors of human gastro­in­tes­ti­nal cells in cul­ture. The pro­ject invol­ves using advan­ced light micro­scopy methods and bio­phy­si­cal tech­ni­ques to probe the mecha­nisms by which these cells orga­nize into par­ti­cu­lar collec­tive mor­pho­lo­gies. The suc­cess­ful app­li­cant will work clo­sely with our theory col­la­bo­ra­tors at the TU-Dres­den and MPI-PKS.

Requirements:

  • uni­ver­sity and PhD degree in bio­logy, phy­sics, or rela­ted fields
  • strong inte­rest in working in an inter­di­sci­pli­nary envi­ron­ment at the inter­face of phy­sics, medi­cine, and cell/deve­lop­men­tal bio­logy
  • excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion skills in Eng­lish
  • prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence with cell cul­ture and light micro­scopy methods is advan­ta­ge­ous
  • expe­ri­ence with pro­gram­ma­tic image ana­ly­sis methods (ide­ally Python) and/or phy­si­cal mode­ling is desi­ra­ble.

What we offer:

We offer the oppor­tu­nity to shape an exci­ting, new pro­ject at the inter­face of cell bio­logy, deve­lop­ment, and bio­phy­sics, while deve­lo­ping your aca­de­mic or pro­fes­sio­nal career. You will be imbed­ded wit­hin the highly open, inter­ac­tive, and inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch envi­ron­ment of PoL and the wider the Dres­den Cam­pus, which inclu­des other high-qua­lity sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­ti­ons. You will be expo­sed to world-class rese­arch on diverse topics through regu­lar sci­en­ti­fic semi­nars and occa­sio­nal retre­ats. You will have the pos­si­bi­lity to acquire pro­ject manage­ment skills, team lea­ding skills, and tea­ching skills. Employ­ment con­di­ti­ons include a com­pre­hen­sive package with full social bene­fits. Dres­den offers a high-qua­lity of life with a rela­tively low cost-of-living.

How to apply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please sub­mit your com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons (let­ter of moti­va­tion, CV, and con­tact details for 3 refe­ren­ces) by August 19, 2022 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies) by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf-file via the Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de to natalie_anne.dye@tu-dresden.de with the sub­ject “Open post­doc in self-orga­ni­zed 3D mor­pho­ge­ne­sis” or by mail to: TU Dres­den, Exzel­lenz­clus­ter "Phy­sik des Lebens", z. Hdn. Frau Dr. Nata­lie Dye, Arnold­strasse 18, 01307 Dres­den. 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-dres­den.de/kar­riere/daten­schutz­hin­weis.