PhD, Postdoctoral Positions & Laboratory Assistants in Synthetic Biology, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences, Germany (2016)
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences is a non-profit research organization, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. The over 80 research institutes of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft conduct basic research in Biology and Medicine; Chemistry, Physics and Technology; the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. In particular, the Max Planck Society addresses new, innovative and interdisciplinary research areas.
The advertised positions are embedded into the joint research project MaxSynBio, sponsored by the Max Planck Society, and by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The overall objective of MaxSynBio is the synthesis of artificial biosystems from functional modules by means of a bottom-up approach to Synthetic Biology, which will potentially enable biotechnological applications and generate knowledge of fundamental nature. The interdisciplinary joint research project involves 9 Max Planck Institutes in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and engineering sciences as well as one chair in the field of humanities at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
We are seeking outstanding PhD students, postdocs and laboratory assistants in biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry biotechnology, biosystems engineering, bioinformatics or related research fields, with a clear commitment to foster interdisciplinary research and to think out of the box. The willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment is expected.
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