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Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC), an Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), the Chair of Biophysics (Honigmann lab) offers a project position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting September 1, 2024. This position is initially limited to December 14, 2025 with the option of extension. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

The Honigmann lab combines cutting edge microscopy with cell biology and biochemistry to understand the structure and function of cellular interfaces. A particular focus of our research regards how cell adhesion complexes self-assemble and control tissue mechanics.

The Dresden campus with its interdisciplinary structure offers an outstanding research environment at the interface between Physics and Biology.

Tasks: We seek independent, passionate, and motivated applicants

(1) develop and improve super-resolution DNA-PAINT imaging in 3D tissue culture with a focus on lipids, and (2) study the structure and function of cell-cell adhesion complexes combining super-resolution imaging and genetics. The successful applicant will be in charge of instrumentation development and measurements in the laboratory, and work in a collaborative manner with a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers. You are expected to be involved in collaborations within the “Physics of Life Cluster” and the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics.

Requirements: university and PhD degree in Physics, Bioengineering or Biology, and previous experience in instrumentation and/or advanced physical measurements, as well as a keen interest in biological systems, previous experience in biophysics and microscopy are considered positively. TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research.

For any quwation garding the position, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Alf Honigmann (

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your detailed application, mentioning the job ID: Lipid Imaging Position, with the usual documents (including a cover letter explaining your motivation and your CV) by June 14, 2024 (stamped arrival date or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies) preferably via the TUD SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Professur für Biophysik, z. Hd. Claudia Schwäger, Tatzberg 47/49, 01307 Dresden, Germany. Please also arrange two references to send their letters directly via the TUD SecureMail Portal to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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