The AIF (Advanced Imaging Facility) provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We are looking for a
Custom Light Microscopy Developer and / or Biophysicist
to support the Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF)
The AIF provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available. Recent microscopes provided by the facility include a custom built lattice lightsheet microscope, a large volume imaging microscope and several optical tweezer setups. To ensure MPI-CBG provides its researchers access to the latest innovations in biological and biophysical imaging, the AIF scouts for emerging technologies, builds and maintains advanced light and biophysical microscopy setups, and supports scientists by developing customized solutions.
To further strengthen the MPI-CBG’s focus on innovative imaging technologies we are seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented microscopy and / or biophysicist specialist who will become part of the AIF team supporting imaging and biophysics projects spanning all scales from molecular processes and biophysical measurements to the development of entire organs and organisms.
The successful candidate will:
Identify emerging techniques and evaluate them with respect to significance for MPI-CBG researchers and feasibility of implementation
Construct and implement prototype-level light microscopes and biophysics imaging instruments in close collaboration with developer labs and companies
Maintain and service AIF imaging and biophysical systems to ensure availability of equipment
Contribute to the development of new imaging technologies by supporting research groups with their scientific projects
Candidates should have a doctoral (Ph.D.) or Master degree in optics, physics, engineering or related subjects and a strong background in designing and constructing advanced light and biophysics microscopes or instruments. Expertise in computer interfacing, software development, and imaging of biological samples is an advantage. Due to the interactive role of the position, excellent command of English and good communication skills are required. The candidate should be a proactive, self-motivated, flexible, organized, service-oriented, team player willing to support scientists with basic and advanced aspects of light microscopy and expand her/his knowledge in new microscopy and biophysical techniques.
The successful candidate will become part of a vivid international multidisciplinary research environment at the MPI-CBG and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), where biology meets physics, chemistry and computer science. The working language of our community is English.
The full-time position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for 3 years with the potential for a 3-year extension. Compensation is in accordance with the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees) and will depend on the qualification and experience of the candidate.