PoL – Physics of Life | Postdoc Program

Physics of Life Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.