Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden invites applications for a Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) in Molecular, Cellular or Developmental Biology to establish a Research Group at MPI-CBG that develops quantitative approaches in molecular, cellular or developmental biosciences.

In this broad area, examples of topics of particular interest are:
• Control of cells and tissues during development, homeostasis or regeneration
• Biochemistry and molecular biology of intracellular processes
• Evolution of molecules and genomes
• Adaptation to environment
• Metabolic control of development, homeostasis or regeneration
• Cellular and developmental biophysics
• Systems and synthetic biology

We seek outstanding early-career stage scientists with a strong track record in one of the above fields. Cutting edge projects that cross discipline boundaries are encouraged. Previous achievements in developing new technologies is also valued. The MPI-CBG together with the adjacent Center for Systems Biology Dresden, which have a single shared research faculty joining experiment with theory, provide a collaborative research environment with the aim to understand how cells form tissues and

A competitive package with funds for postdocs, PhD students and equipment will be provided. Successful candidates will develop an independent research program in an interactive and crossdisciplinary environment.

The initial appointment of the group leader is for 5 years with the possibility of extension depending on a successful evaluation for 2 + 2 years for a total possible appointment duration of 9 years. The salary is based on remuneration group W2 Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act. We offer an outstanding, international research environment (working language is English). Childcare service is offered at 3 cooperating kindergardens nearby the institute. Our International Office helps to
manage the relocation process.

Applications should include:
• A cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for this position
• A Curriculum Vitae including publication list
• A statement of scientific achievements
• A two-page summary of your future research plans
• Up to three of your most important papers

Applications should be sent via our online application system stating Code 2019-MPRGL-1080 to Please also arrange for three academic references to be sent directly to The deadline for applications including references is January 15th 2020.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Successful applicants should be prepared to join a selection symposium held in Dresden, Germany on March 2-3, 2020.

Inquiries can be sent to Anne Grapin-Botton ( or Stephan Grill ( For further information about the MPI-CBG and the CSBD see,

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