The Tsiantis Group in the Department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Researchis seeking a post-doctoral scientist in the area of Computational Modelling of Development.
The Department investigates problems of plant development and evolution. The successful applicant will contribute to research projects aimed at understanding plant morphogenesis and its diversity. Key areas of interest are to understand how genetic networks influence cell growth and patterning to produce diverse organ morphologies and how self-organizing processes shape tissue growth.
We are seeking a scientist who has shown excellent abilities in using computer science to understand morphogenesis, particularly through the use of physically-based models. Strong programming skills are required and knowledge of C++ is desirable. Experience with the creative use of biological imaging data to support quantitative studies of development would be an advantage. A demonstrable ability to collaborate smoothly in the context of interdisciplinary projects involving internal and external collaborations is essential as are good record keeping skills and the ability to write clearly. The position will initially be for two years and a renewal is also possible. Payment and benefits will depend on age and experience. The position would suit early stage researchers who will typically have recently completed or about to complete a PhD and have no more than 2 years of post-doctoral experience.