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Research Group Leader

We are seeking applications for a Research Group Leader working in the field of Synthetic Biology of microbial cells. We will consider outstanding applications from a wide variety of research topics and with different model organisms, ranging from prokaryotic to eukaryotic systems. Interesting topics include, but are not limited to, materials synthesis by organisms, in vivo functionalization of subcellular compartments, cellular synthesis of antibiotics, and cell-based biofactories. The successful applicants will be invited to apply, together with B CUBE, for junior group leader funding, e.g. from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Emmy Noether program) or European Union (ERC starting investigator program). B CUBE will offer an excellent scientific environment with state-of-the-art equipment as well as dedicated laboratory and office space in a new research building. The institute will also provide start-up funding and basic financial support for the research group.

B CUBE is an interdisciplinary research center focussing on the three research dimensions: Bioprospecting, BioNano Tools, and Biomimetic Materials. The new research group will be part of a dynamic institute of TU Dresden situated on the Life Science Campus next to the Biotechnology Center, the DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence CRTD, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the School of Science, and the School of Medicine at the TU Dresden.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent scientific track record in Molecular Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or Biophysics. Please send (as a single pdf file) your CV, publication list, a short description of past and future research activities, and contact details for three referees to Prof. Yixin Zhang (zikbcube@tu-dresden.de).

Applications by women are particularly encouraged. The same applies to disabled people. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

Postdoc / PhD

B CUBE provides challenging research opportunities for outstanding candidates who wish to work towards a PhD or to continue their research as Postdoc within the scope of one of the B CUBE research fields (BioProspecting, BioNanoTools, Biomimetic Materials).

For further information, please check the B CUBE group websites and contact the group leader directly!

Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB)

B CUBE provides challenging research opportunities for outstanding university graduates who wish to work towards a PhD within the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB). The DIGS-BB is a structured PhD program by the Technische Universität Dresden. It is dedicated to first-class research and doctoral training of talented students in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields.

The DIGS-BB offers:

  • PhD positions for up to 4 years in world-class interdisciplinary research projects
  • state-of-the-art institutes and a unique infrastructure with dedicated services and facilities
  • a vibrant, collaborative, and international research community
  • a curriculum that goes beyond traditional scientific training to support both scientific and personal development
  • expert thesis supervision
  • competitive awards
  • ambitious student-driven activities
  • exceptional support for international students

We are looking for bold, highly committed, ambitious, and creative graduates who can think outside the box and work on challenging projects at the frontiers of science. Applications are invited twice a year, the admission is highly competitive. The DIGS-BB is part of the well-established Dresden International PhD Program under which there are two powerful partners: The DIGS-BB and the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology.

For further information go to the DIGS-BB website or contact the DIGS-BB Program office: digs-bb@tu-dresden.de

Master students

Are you looking for a supervisor of your master thesis? Find out about fascinating research topics on the B CUBE group websites and contact the group leader directly!