TU Dresden


At CRTD, you will work in an international team with ambitious, objective-driven and open-minded colleagues. Our scientific and non-scientific staff, coming from over 30 countries across the world, work hand in hand to pursue cutting-edge research within a world-class research environment. Become a part of our success!

Excellent Research Environment

  • Space for Ideas

The home of CRTD is a state-of-art building with 6.900 square meters of laboratories, offices, auditoriums and seminar rooms, constructed adjacent to the BioInnovationCenter in Dresden Johannstadt at a cost of 48.6 million EUR. The CRTD building offers space for scientific research, education, science communication and other activities.

  • Our Network

The CRTD is set up as an interdisciplinary and interconnected network of 22 core research groups in the research institute and around 80 principal investigators from other research institutes in Dresden. Together with BIOTEC and B CUBE it is embedded in the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), which focuses on interdisciplinary research and teaching in life sciences. Altogether, over 150 partners from science, business, administration, culture and finance form an innovative network for biomedical research. Scientific integration and synergy within the Johannstadt campus are facilitated by the close proximity of participating institutes.

  • State-of-the-art technology for cutting-edge research

Our scientists utilize technologies and services made available within the CRTD network. Cutting-edge technologies are offered centrally to all scientists in the CRTD community. Here you can find more information about our technology platform.

Career Opportunities

  • Tenure Track Option

CRTD has pioneered the introduction of Tenure Track at the TU Dresden and in the Free State of Saxony. Tenure Track option is an important factor for recruiting and supporting top-level young scientists. All junior groups are established for a duration of six years. After four years of probation the junior group leaders have the chance to proceed to a tenure track evaluation. Under state law, they are able to pass through an appeals procedure for a permanent W2 professorship, after successful evaluation by external and internal boards.

  • Mentoring Programme

Each junior group leader identifies one senior mentor who should provide career guidance. In regular meetings with the mentor, advice is given and development and career options are discussed.

  • Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB)

The Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) is a structured PhD program by the Technische Universität Dresden, embedded in a vibrant, collaborative and international community. The DIGS-BB offers PhD positions in world-class interdisciplinary research projects, accompanied by expert mentoring and a training curriculum that supports both scientific and personal development.

  • Bioscience PhD Students (BiPS)

PhD students at the CRTD may be independently employed by a professor or a group leader. Collectively, all independently employed students are referred to as Bioscience PhD Students (BiPS). BiPS students have the advantage of accessing Technische Universität Dresden and CRTD research communities, international networks, and facilities, while completing a PhD.

  • Training for Administrative Staff

Our administrative employees have the opportunity to join trainings offered by the 'Akademie für öffentliche Verwaltung des Freistaates Sachsen' (AVS) in Meißen, the Technische Universität Dresden or other suitable educational institutions.


  • International Employees

Top scientists from more than 30 different nations work within the 22 core research groups at the CRTD. More than one-third of our staff is from outside Germany.

  • International Conferences, External Seminars, Scientific Symposia

This international work environment creates the framework for various events at the CRTD. International conferences (such as, '12th CRTD Summer Conference on Regenerative Medicine' in 2018), external seminars (e.g. 'CMCB Seminar Series' with international guest speakers) and scientific symposia (latest breakthroughs from the research areas) offer numerous opportunities for scientific exchange.