Student Assistant Positions

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) are basic research institutes that foster collaborations between theorists and experimentalists. Their research program spans across scales from molecular assemblies, to the formation of cells, tissues, and organisms.

We are looking for a

Student Assistant for Image Analysis (HiWi/ SHK) (m/f/d)

The Zerial group applies multi-scale analysis bridging the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels, combining experimental and computational approaches to understand cell and tissue organization. This project involves 3D reconstruction of liver tissue in liver cancer patients. Supervision will be provided.

What are your tasks?

  • Application of image analysis pipeline to microscopy image sets (Motion Tracking software, developed and implemented from our research group)
  • Write scripts to automate pipeline
  • Control of the analysis process and quality control of results
  • Trouble-shoot computation on supercomputer at ZIH
  • Collect and document information about failures and errors from users in the group

Skills you should have

  • Interest in basic science
  • Basic programming knowledge (C/C++, Java)

What we offer

Part-time student job (HiWi/ SHK position) up to 19 hours /week with the possibility to participate in seminars, talks, etc. offered by the group and institute.

For questions and to submit your application (cover letter, CV, transcript of records), please contact Lisa Johnsen (

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

PhD Student Positions

If you are interested to conduct your doctoral studies in our group, please apply to the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). You can find details regarding the admission procedure and deadlines on their webpage.

Postdoctoral Positions

We support fellowship applications of outstanding postdoctoral researchers who wish to join our lab, primarily through third-party funding organizations (EC, HSFP, Humboldt Foundation, DAAD, etc.). We especially encourage international researchers to get in touch.

ELBE-Program Postdoctoral Candidates

Postdoctoral candidates with a strong background in computational biology or theoretical physics and interest to work in the interdisciplinary environment between MPI-CBG/ CSBD and MPI-PKS are welcome to apply to the ELBE Postdoc program.

We want you!

No open project that spikes your interest? Make a suggestion. If your research interests align with ours, we want to hear your research proposal!

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