Postdoctoral Researcher – Synthetic Biology (all genders)

Location: Technische Universit√§t Darmstadt, Germany within the  Self-Organizing Systems Lab the following position is available

We are looking for an outstanding individual to drive a visionary synthetic biology project  poised to make an impact in oncology. With its emphasis on well-characterized and standardized parts, synthetic biology is considered the engineering approach to building molecular systems. It enables the creation of entirely new molecular functionality in a modular and systematic fashion. The project aims to design intelligent therapeutic gene circuits that can detect and regulate pathophysiological expression of non-coding RNA in tumor cells in a precise and reliable manner. Computational experts in the hosting lab will support the design of those circuits through data analysis, mathematical modeling and machine learning. The selected candidate will be hosted at TU Darmstadt with extensive exposure to the private sector.


  • Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related field
  • Experience in common molecular and cellular biology techniques (especially cloning, mammalian cell culture), ideally with focus on oncology or synthetic biology
  • Motivated team player with an entrepreneurial mindset


– Inspiring international and interdisciplinary working environment

– Excellent lab facilities, network of clinical partners

– Attractive training programmes for employees of the TU Darmstadt

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, a CV, and contacts of two references to

By submitting your application (cover letter, CV, contact of two references), you agree that your data may be stored and processed for the purpose of filling the vacancy. 

The candidate should be ready to apply for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship and in case of success will be invited to join the team.

The position proposes to join a team at the TU Darmstadt. The candidate will have broad exposure to the private sector via a link with the newly created startup company. 

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