Physics of Life Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships: The Physics of Life (PoL) Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships offer an exceptional opportunity for outstanding early-career researchers to engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The program provides intellectual independence, generous resources, and access to a wide network of expertise in Biological Physics, Quantitative Biology, and Computer Science. Fellows will design and execute independent research projects within the supportive and innovative environment of PoL.

Summary Table:

DesignationPostdoctoral Fellow
Research AreaBiological Physics, Quantitative Biology, Computer Science
LocationTU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Eligibility/QualificationPhD in Physics, Biology, or related fields
Job DescriptionConduct independent research, collaborate with PoL groups, supervise students, apply for funding
How to ApplySubmit application via TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to
Last Date to ApplyNovember 1, 2024, and May 1, 2025

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Biological Physics, Quantitative Biology, Computer Science

Location: TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany


  • Outstanding early-career researcher with an excellent scientific track record
  • Hold a PhD in Physics, Biology, or related fields
  • Novelty of the proposed research project with alignment to the scientific aims of PoL

Job Description:

  • Conduct independent research projects designed by the fellow
  • Collaborate with PoL Core and Associate/Affiliate Groups
  • Benefit from mentorship and supervision by two PoL Principal Investigators (PIs)
  • Access state-of-the-art research facilities
  • Opportunities to teach, co-supervise students, and apply for additional funding
  • Utilize core funding for research costs, travel, and open access publication
  • Engage with a wide network of top research groups in Biological Physics, Quantitative Biology, and Computational Science
  • Family support available at TU Dresden, a certified family-friendly university

How to Apply: Please submit your application via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to, as a single PDF file including:

  • Cover letter (indicating motivation to join PoL and fit to PoL Research Areas)
  • CV
  • Project proposal (1 page on previous research achievements, 2 pages on proposed research projects, indicating preferred PoL Core and Associate/Affiliate Groups; 3 pages total, excluding references)

Additionally, please arrange for two references to send their reference letters directly to

Last Date to Apply:

  • November 1, 2024
  • May 1, 2025

Join us at the Physics of Life to explore and uncover the fundamental principles of living matter through interdisciplinary research and collaboration.



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