Postdoctoral research fellow (f/m/d) | Machine Learning and Systems Biology

Updated: about 2 months ago

Job Code: 2024_18

Job Offer from May 23, 2024

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried, Munich is one of the leading international research institutions in the fields of biochemistry, cell and structural biology and biomedical research. With about 30 scientific departments and research groups and about 800 employees, the MPIB is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society.

The Department of Machine Learning and Systems Biology headed by director Dr. Karsten Borgwardt is seeking a Postdoctoral research fellow (f/m/d).

Scientists in the Department of Machine Learning and Systems Biology develop and apply novel machine learning algorithms to detect patterns and statistical dependencies in large datasets from biology and medicine. Machine learning on graphs, machine learning in medicine and machine learning in protein research are current and future foci of the department. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) to join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment.


The successful applicant (m/f/d) will hold a Ph.D. in computer science, machine learning, mathematics, bioinformatics or related fields. The applicant (m/f/d) should have a strong interest and prior experience in developing new machine learning methods and/or applying machine learning algorithms for solving problems in the life sciences. Written and oral command of English is essential.

Research environment

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, was founded in 1973 with the aim to understand fundamental mechanism of biochemistry, cell and structural biology, biophysics and molecular medicine. Machine learning and bioinformatics play an increasingly important role in this endeavor. The institute is part of a strong network of research institutions in the southwest of Munich and provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists.

Payment will be according to qualifications and in accordance with TVöD (German public service tariff scale). The initial appointment will be for 2 years with a possible extension. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to [email protected] .

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in research and explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our department and its research, your CV and bibliography, as well as contact information for at least two references, in electronic form via the online application website . Deadline: June 16, 2024.

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