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Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik (MPI-CBG)

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, is an institute of the world-renowned Max Planck Society conducting ground-breaking biomedical research at the forefront of science. Currently about 500 employees work at the institute, where half are from abroad, representing 50 nations. The institute has won several prizes for its optimal work conditions and family-friendly environment.

The Rodenfels group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, has an opening for a

Postdoctoral Position or Ph.D. student (m/f/d)


in the Energetics of Biological Systems

Working field:

The Rodenfels group pursues interdisciplinary experimental research at the intersection of cell and developmental biology, metabolism, biochemistry, and physical bioenergetics. We aim to understand how flows of energy, matter, and cellular metabolism shape the behavior of out-of-equilibrium biological systems such as biochemical networks, cells, and developing organisms.
The lab uses calorimetry to quantify the energy exchanged in heat between biological systems and their environment, combined with quantitative (live) imaging, metabolomics, biochemistry, and perturbations. Together, these approaches open up many exciting questions, excellent research opportunities, and freedom to shape a project (see opportunities). We aim to expand our team with molecular and biochemical scale expertise to study energetics and non-equilibrium behavior of biochemical oscillators such as the circadian clock. As a lab, we value enthusiasm, creativity, respect, trust, honesty, collegiality, rigor, humor, and fun in doing science together.


We seek a highly motivated researcher with compatible values, good knowledge of English, an affinity for quantitative analysis, and the knowledge and expertise to complement our team from a molecular and biochemical perspective. Postdoc candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and at least one first-author publication. PhD candidates should have a Master of Science (M.Sc) in a relevant discipline. Research activities will involve molecular biology, biochemistry, protein purification, cell extracts, in-vitro reconstitutions, calorimetry, and bioenergetics of non-equilibrium systems. Professional and/or academic experience in related areas would be of advantage.

What we offer:

The full-time position is available immediately. Postdocs receive an initial two-year appointment with the possibility of an extension. Ph.D. students are awarded a four-year appointment after a successful evaluation by the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental, and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). Salary and social benefits will be under the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees, up to level E13).

How to apply:

Please submit your application by 15.08.2024 stating the Code 2024-Postdoc-Energetics-2430 via our online system:

You can find more information on our website or for informal inquiries about the position, please get in touch with Dr. Jonathan Rodenfels via email: For questions about the contract or compensation, please contact Brian von Rueden, Head of Human Resources, via

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden, Germany

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