Postdoctoral Researcher – Computational Biology, University of Cologne, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher – Computational Biology: Join the “Metabolic Reconstruction and Flux Modeling” group at the University of Cologne’s Institute for Plant Sciences and the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS). We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop a multi-scale modeling framework to study the adaptive potential of ecological performance in A. thaliana. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, international team and contribute to cutting-edge research in computational biology.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) – Computational Biology
Research Area: Computational Biology, Plant Sciences
Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Biology, or a related discipline
  • Experience in modeling metabolic networks or other physiological and physical processes
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Knowledge in plant physiology
  • High degree of self-initiative and individual responsibility
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Job Description:

  • Develop a multi-scale modeling framework to study the adaptive potential of ecological performance in A. thaliana.
  • Communicate closely with colleagues and collaboration partners.
  • Present research results at conferences and in scientific articles.
  • Write independent research proposals.
  • Supervise, train, and teach students.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply online with proof of the required qualifications without a photo under the reference number Wiss2402-25 via the University of Cologne job portal: The application deadline is 02.05.2024. For further inquiries, please contact Professor Dr. Nadine Töpfer at

Last Date for Apply: 02.05.2024

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are encouraged to apply, and applications from people with disabilities/special needs or of equal status are welcome. The position is available immediately on a full-time basis with the possibility of extension until 31.12.2025. The salary will be based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector, subject to meeting relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications.



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