Several doctoral and postdoctoral positions in computational biology / metabolic engineering are available in
Steffen Klamt’s group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg
(Germany). Our group develops and applies algorithms and computational techniques for mathematical modeling and
targeted modification of biological networks. One particular focus is the application of computational methods
for the rational metabolic engineering of microorganisms to optimize biotechnological processes.
PhD and Postdoc Positions in
Computational Biology and Metabolic Engineering
For a larger research project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and combines innovative
computational and experimental techniques to establish a new design principle for engineering microbial cell
factories, we are looking for talented and highly motivated doctoral students and postdocs that will jointly
work in a dedicated interdisciplinary research team. Candidates should have an excellent degree or/and experience
in one or several of the following fields:
biochemical engineering / biosystems engineering
Experiences in the following areas are of particular advantage (but no explicit requirement):
experimental systems biology, bioreactor fermentations and genetic engineering of Escherichia coli or other microorganisms
mathematical modeling of metabolic networks (e.g., kinetic or constraint-based modeling), computational strain design and model-based metabolic engineering
theory and algorithms of mathematical optimization (in particular, linear and mixed-integer linear programming)
programming in MATLAB (and JAVA)
The Max Planck Institute and our group offer excellent research opportunities in a stimulating and friendly environment. Salary and
benefits are commensurate with TVöD-Bund. The position is available from May 2017 (earliest starting date), initially for two years
with the possibility of an extension. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the representation of women and persons with
physical disabilities. We particularly encourage such individuals to apply.
We ask the applicants to send their applications by February 6, 2017, although there is no strict deadline and the call is open until
all positions are filled. Applicants should prepare a single PDF file containing an application letter, CV, certificates, a short statement
of research interests, a brief description of scientific achievements including a publication list (mandatory for Postdocs only), and
contact information for two references. This PDF file should be send to
email@example.com as soon as possible.
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