Postdocs (f/m/d) | three positions | cryo electron tomography, image processing, and molecular dynamics

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main

Type of Job


Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Structural and Cell Biology

Job Code: 21/09/09/en2

Job offer from September 09, 2021

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is a leading international research institute that uses biophysical, biochemical and computational methods to investigate the structure, dynamics and function of cellular systems at the molecular scale. It consists of four scientific departments, multiple research groups and scientific core facilities, with about 200 employees from more than 25 countries. It is located at the Campus Riedberg in Frankfurt am Main.

The Departments of Molecular Sociology (Beck and Turoňová Labs) and Theoretical Biophysics (Hummer Lab) study the structure and function of macromolecular assemblies with a focus on in situ structural biology and molecular modeling. Funded by a recent award from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, we will pursue a technology development project in Visual Proteomics that aims to detect macromolecular species in cryo electron tomograms.

We seek to recruit three Postdocs (f/m/d) in cryo electron tomography, image processing and molecular dynamics.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in physics, biophysics, computer science, biomedical/medical engineering, or computational biology.

The ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Experimental cryo electron microscopy, particularly tomography
  • Subtomogram averaging and classification
  • image processing
  • computer graphics (especially geometry/topology)
  • molecular dynamics
  • structural analysis and theoretical structural biology
  • programming skills in some object oriented language (C++, Python)

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We are also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our workforce. Therefore, applicants of all backgrounds and identities are welcome.

Your Application

Applications should contain a cover letter explaining your interest in and fit to either of the three positions, a CV including contact information for at least two references and a list of your publications.

Please send applications to the following address by October 08, 2021:

For more detail, please contact Beata Turoňová, Gerhard Hummer or Martin Beck and refer to these websites:

Department of Molecular Sociology

Department of Theoretical Biophysics

Project of Chan Zuckerberg Foundation

B. Turoňová: Image Processing


Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Dr. Martin Beck / Prof. Dr. Hummer
Max-von-Laue-Straße 3    
60438 Frankfurt am Main

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