2 postdoctoral positions

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

Structural and Cell BiologyPhysiologyChemistry

Job code 48/2017

Type of Job


2 Postdoctoral Positions

Job Offer from September 08, 2017

The Department of Systemic Cell Biology (Prof. Dr. Bastiaens) at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions.

Your tasks

The main goal of the research is the development of a morphogenic membrane system that mimics a living state of matter. Postdoc position 1: Reconstitution of adaptive morphogenic membrane vesicles; Postdoc position 2: Artificial transmembrane activators of signaling.

These positions will work as a team to integrate signal receiving and transducing as well as morphogenic modules in a reconstituted membrane system to generate an artificial “cell” that by recursive interaction with other artificial cells defines its identity.

Your profile

Applicants should be highly motivated, creative and independent and have an excellent academic track record including a PhD in life sciences. Essential criteria are experience in protein biochemistry and/or biophysics and high proficiency in English.

Our offer

The positions are initially limited until July, 31st 2020. Financial compensation will be carried out according to the public service remuneration scheme TVöD.

Your application

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

Applications should be sent to the hands of the scientific coordinator of the department, Dr. Astrid Krämer, email: in digital form (e.g. as PDF). In your application, include a cover letter, recent CV, and copies of your certificates and two names of reference. Please submit all documents in a single application.

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Otto-Hahn-Str. 11
44227 Dortmund

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