TU Dresden

Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships

2024-05-01 (Europe/Berlin)
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The Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships combine intellectual independence with an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. At PoL, we aim to unveil the fundamental physical principles underlying the spatiotemporal organization of living matter across scales. Through different research avenues, we combine biological physics and quantitative biology to approach fundamental questions while bridging scales and developing new technologies.

The Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships provide a unique interdisciplinary environment, scientific independence and generous resources to the most outstanding young scientists in the field. Each PoL Excellence Fellow will be able to choose one Core Group and one or multiple Affiliate/Associate Groups of the Cluster of Excellence to perform a collaborative project. In this way Excellence Fellows will benefit from the wide range of expertise in Biological Physics, Quantitative Biology and Computer Science in Dresden, and make sure to have the necessary support to succeed in their project. In addition, PoL Excellence Fellows will also have access to an innovative mentorship program to help them transition to independent group leader positions after their fellowship.

Details of the PoL Excellence Postdoctoral program

  • Position for up to 4 years (competitive salary with social benefits)
  • Core funding to cover research costs, travel, open access etc.
  • Independence to define and execute scientific projects
  • Mentorship program to facilitate the transition to group leader/faculty position
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Access to a wide network of top Biological Physics, Quantitative Biology and Computational research groups
  • Opportunities to teach, (co-)supervise students, apply for additional funding
  • Family support

TU Dresden is a certified family friendly university. We welcome diversity and we believe that the individuality of all our members is key to the interdisciplinary, collaborative character of PoL. We are committed to create an environment of fairness and equal treatment for everybody. Individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Please feel free to contact our Equal Opportunity Officer.

Key Info

  • Up to 4-year position
  • Salary & research funds covered
  • Association with PoL groups
  • Mentorship program


Upcoming application deadlines:
May 1, 2024
Nov 1, 2024

Please submit your application via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to epf.pol@tu-dresden.de, as a single PDF file including:

  • Cover letter (indicating motivation to join PoL and fit to PoL RAs)
  • CV
  • Project proposal (1 page previous research achievements, 2 pages proposed research projects, indicating what PoL Core Groups and Associated/Affiliated Groups you are interested in working with and why; 3 pages total, excluding references)

Please also arrange two references to send us their reference letters directly to epf.pol@tu-dresden.de


Requirements for the position:

  • Hold a PhD in Physics, Biology or related fields (at the time of the start of the position)

Job details

Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships
TU Dresden Dresden, Germany
Application deadline
2024-05-01 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-05-01 23:59 (CET)
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