Associate researcher / PhD student, Experimental biological physics / Bioengineering at TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Molecular Bioengineering Center (B CUBE)an institute of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering Center (CMCB)the Research Group on Micro- and Nano-Biosystems offers a position of

Associate researcher / PhD student (m/f/x)
in Experimental Biological Physics / Bioengineering
work on design microsystems based on artificial and/or biohybrid eyelashes
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E13 TV-L)

departure February 1, 2023 which includes 65% of full-time weekly hours. The position is limited until January 31, 2026. The employment period is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position is aimed at obtaining an additional academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: The successful candidate will work on the development of cilia-based microsystems, combining both artificial and biological cilia. These microsystems will serve as a platform to study cellular and molecular motility, cilia synchronization, and cilia motility patterns during local and global chemical and/or physical perturbations. Additionally, the biomedical application of such microsystems will be explored in the process.


  • university degree in biophysics or biomedical engineering; preferably with experience in magnetic microrobotics, cell biology, ideally related to cilia and flagella.
  • Experience in programming and interest in theoretical analysis of experimental data (desirable)
  • Experience in confocal microscopy, UV-VIS spectroscopy, photolithography and microfabrication techniques (desirable).
  • excellent communication skills in English are required (spoken and written), as it is the familiar language at the research center.

For more information about the institute and the research group, see: and

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. We welcome applications from applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

Please send your complete application accompanied by the usual documents by December 2, 2022 (stamped arrival date applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] or at : TU Dresden, B CUBE, Forschungsgruppe Mikro- und Nano-Biosysteme, Frau Dr. Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Tatzberg 41, 01307 Dresden . Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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