1 PhD student and 1 Postdoctoral researcher position in

Self-organized information processing on membranes

at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Kennziffer 10/2017

We study how the identity of living cells emerges from the collective behavior of molecules within and between cells that results from the interactions among them. To understand how specific dynamical behavior is generated in receptor tyrosine kinase signaling networks, the candidates will investigate RTK activity patterns on reconstituted membranes in vitro and in living cells. By combining dynamical systems theory with biochemical reconstitution and advanced microscopic imaging approaches, they will study the mechanisms of self-organized information processing that are fundamental to the establishment of cellular identity in tissues.

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) / PhD degree in biophysics or a related subject, demonstrate willingness to participate in an interdisciplinary research field at the interface of modeling dynamical systems and experimental work on reconstituted and native membrane systems. A background in membrane biophysics would therefore be of great advantage. High-level English language proficiency is mandatory.

The Max-Planck-Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

The Max-Planck-Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The positions are available immediately for a period of three years (PhD student position) and two years (Postdoctoral researcher).

In your application please include a cover letter, a recent CV, copies of your certificates as well as two names of reference with contact details and send them to aneta.koseska@mpi-dortmund.mpg.de


Inquiries are welcomed and should be made to:

Dr. habil. A. Koseska
AG Cellular cognition
Departmant of Systemic Cell Biology
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Otto-Hahn Str. 11, Dortmund
Tel. +49-(0)231-133-2252
Email: aneta.koseska@mpi-dortmund.mpg.de


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