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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Clus­ter of Excel­lence Phy­sics of Life (PoL), Chair of Tis­sue Dyna­mics

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 in Epi­the­lial Orga­noid Mecha­nics (m/f/x)

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting as soon as pos­si­ble. The posi­tion is initi­ally limi­ted to 2 years, with the option of exten­sion upon good pro­gress. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – WissZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion.
The inter­di­sci­pli­nary pro­ject will be car­ried out in col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween the Chair of Tis­sue Dyna­mics of Pro­fes­sor Cam­pàs and the PoL mem­ber Alf Honig­man at the DRES­DEN-con­cept part­ner Max Planck Insti­tute for Mole­cu­lar Cell Bio­logy and Gene­tics (MPI-CBG). We seek inde­pen­dent, pas­sio­nate, and moti­va­ted app­li­cants for a Post­doc­to­ral Fel­low to lead a pro­ject on orga­noid mecha­nics. The Chair of Tis­sue Dyna­mics uses inter­di­sci­pli­nary and quan­ti­ta­tive approa­ches to study the phy­sics and mecha­nics of mul­ti­cel­lu­lar sys­tems (https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en/research/core-groups/campas), and has recently deve­lo­ped novel tech­ni­ques to quan­tify and per­turb local tis­sue mecha­nics using micro­drop­lets. The PoL mem­ber Honig­mann con­tri­bu­tes exper­tise on advan­ced ima­ging, 3D tis­sue cul­ture and recon­sti­tu­tion approa­ches to reveal the mole­cu­lar orga­ni­za­tion of cell inter­faces and its func­tion for tis­sue mor­pho­logy (https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en/research/associates-affiliates). The pro­ject will be car­ried out at the MPI-CBG, as part of the Clus­ter of Excel­lence PoL (https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en), which is a new inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch cen­ter dedi­ca­ted to Bio­lo­gi­cal Phy­sics and Quan­ti­ta­tive Bio­logy in the out­stan­ding Dres­den envi­ron­ment.

Working field:

Study the mecha­nics of epi­the­lial orga­no­ids using state-of-the-art tech­ni­ques to mea­sure cell and tis­sue mecha­nics. The suc­cess­ful app­li­cant will work in a col­la­bo­ra­tive envi­ron­ment at the chair of Pro­fes­sor Cam­pàs, with a highly inter­di­sci­pli­nary group of rese­ar­chers, inclu­ding phy­si­cists, engi­neers and bio­lo­gists.

Requirements:

A uni­ver­sity and a PhD degree in Bio­logy or Phy­sics (or rela­ted fields) is requi­red. Pre­vious expe­ri­ence in bio­lo­gi­cal phy­sics, soft-mat­ter phy­sics, cell bio­logy, orga­no­ids or other mul­ti­cel­lu­lar sys­tems will be con­si­de­red posi­tively.

What we offer:

For any ques­ti­ons regar­ding the posi­tion, please feel free to con­tact Prof. Dr. Otger Cam­pàs (otger.campas@tu-dresden.de) and/or Dr. Alf Honig­mann (honigmann@mpi-cbg.de).

How to apply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion as a sin­gle pdf file by Febru­ary 1, 2022 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies), inclu­ding a cover let­ter exp­lai­ning your moti­va­tion to apply for this posi­tion and your CV via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de to julia.abram@tu-dresden.de (sub­ject line ‘Orga­noid Mecha­nics Posi­tion’) or by mail to: TU Dres­den, Exzel­lenz­clus­ter Phy­sics of Life, z. Hd. Julia Abram, Arnold­str. 18, 01307 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please also arrange three refe­ren­ces to send their let­ters direc­tly to julia.abram@tu-dresden.de via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you.

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.