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Postdoctoral position, Judkewitz Lab, Berlin

Published 6th of March, 2018


  • Develop cutting-edge deep-tissue imaging techniques based on two- and three-photon microscopy, wavefront shaping and adaptive optics.
  • Collaborate with neuroscientists and implement your designs in vivo to study the function of deep-seated neural circuits.


  • Strong academic background in engineering, physics and/or biomedical imaging
  • Experience in one or more of the following: optical microscope design, adaptive optics, wavefront shaping
  • Hands-on experience in building optical setups
  • Programming skills, ideally in MATLAB or Python and experience with hardware interfacing

Find out more information on the following link:

Research Associate, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Published 11th of January, 2018

As part of the LOEWE research area DynaMem (Dynamics of Membranes: Molecular Bases and Theoretical Description), a research associate position in the workgroup Ernst Stelzer (Quantitative dynamics with light-disc fluorescence microscopy) is to be filled for a term of 3.5 years from 01.04.2018.

Detailed information on the workgroup can be found on the project website:

The position requires a Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics or comparable at a scientific university in Germany or abroad. Knowledge in the mentioned areas of research depending on the research topic is especially desired.

Applications with curriculum vitae, reference contacts, certificates and motivation letters should be sent in electronic form (PDF) to Prof. Ernst H.K. as soon as possible. Please send applications to ( and Dr. med. Bernd Märtens (

Researcher / Employee, Goethe University, AK Stelzer, Frankfurt am Main

Published 11th of January, 2018

initially contracted until 31.12.2020. There is the possibility of extension.

Duties include:
  • Independent scientific teaching in the introductory phase of the Biosciences Bursary in the amount of 4 LVS and is obliged to continue teaching in higher education.
  • Conception and coordination of the project "Image-based systems biology" (joint project study of the faculties of physics, chemistry and life sciences) as well as cross-disciplinary coordination of teaching contents with participating teachers.
  • Participation in the deliverance of the course as well as guidance and counselling of other teachers

The position also serves the scientific qualification of the job holder, therefore there is the possibility of self-determined research.

Requirements: You have ideally completed a scientific university degree in the life sciences or a comparable discipline with a doctorate and have:

  • Interests in interdisciplinary scientific teaching and research topics of the participating disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Interest in joining the Frankfurt Center for Advanced Light Microscopy (FCAM)

The applications with the usual documents (please in a pdf document) please send as soon as possible by e-mail to Prof. Dr Ernst H.K. Stelzer:

Imaging Specialist (part-time) - Advanced Light Microscopy Technology Platform, Berlin

Published on 10th January, 2018

Part-time position (3 days (24h)/week as "Elternzeitvertretung") for a highly motivated person who is interested to support users of the advanced light microscopy technology platform and to gain expert knowledge about high-end imaging methods.

Duties include:

  • Maintenance of the daily operation of the facility infrastructure,
  • User training:
    • Ad-hoc assistance and trouble-shooting at mostly high-end confocal microscopes,
    • Facilitating user microscope tutorials
    • Dependent on experience: projects-based user support in image acquisition and data processing

Further information: Job offering

Scientific Officer - Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, Heidelberg

Published on 10th January, 2018

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

For service provision in laser scanning and super-resolution microscopy the ALMF has a vacancy for a scientific officer to support users of the facility in all aspects of a light microscopy experiment. He/she will also participate in the set-up, testing and running of light microscopy equipment in collaboration with the industrial partners of the facility. He/she will participate in the organisation and teaching of courses on light microscopy techniques for in house scientists as well as those participating in international training courses.

Candidates should have a university degree in either life sciences, physics or engineering, preferably with a PhD. Experience in advanced light microscopy techniques, including super-resolution microscopy, image analysis and sample preparation and their application to biological questions is essential. Fluency in English is compulsory.

Further information:

Light Microscopy Application Specialist, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Published 4th of January, 2018

CFIM was inaugurated in 2010 and services approximately 700 users from The Faculty of Health Sciences, other faculties and universities and commercial companies with access to state of the art light- and electron microscopes within life science research. CFIM is run by a dynamic, highly international working group with members from Denmark, Italy, Iran, Germany, USA and Spain.

On a daily basis the successful applicant will be in charge of maintaining the light microscopes and the GMO1 certified wet cell prep lab at CFIM. The position will also involve the development and implementation of new microscopy applications, training and supervising CFIM users, as well as teaching and instructing at CFIM courses in light microscopy.

Further information:

Director, Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities, Vienna

Published 4th January, 2018

The Vienna BioCenter (VBC), is one of the leading multidisciplinary biomedical research centers in Europe and the premier location for Life Sciences in Austria. Its research institutions include the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL). The VBC further hosts 17 biotech companies. The VBC has attracted excellent scientists from 70 different nations as well as substantial private and public funding.

The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all scientific, technology and management aspects of the VBCF core facilities in interaction with the shareholders and the funding bodies.

The candidate is expected to have a background in molecular biology (PhD degree), excellent organizational, communication, leadership, and management skills. He/she should have at least 10 years experience in research and management in academia or the private sector

Further information: Job offer

Project Manager/Microscopist (50%), Freiburg

published on 20 December 2017

MIAP-Freiburg is funded by the DFG call for “Core facilities” with the aim to connect and foster microscopy and image analysis resources in Freiburg at the ALU, the University Clinic, the Max-Planck Institute for Immunbiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques. Facilities in the Tri-national Biovalley Rhine area (Basel, Strasburg) are integrated, too.

The candidate(s) should be ready to work in a dynamic international multi-user environment where primarily the following tasks have to be covered in the MIAP team:

a) Integration and Excellence: Establishing a highly competitive and Europe-wide visible platform for microscopy and image analysis.

b) Organizing a regular series of international, interdisciplinary workshops and seminars as a direct interface between academia and industry.

c) User education and mentoring - Professional training and development of staff.

Further information: MIAP_Freiburg_50_percent_position_parental_leave.pdf

Postdoctoral position, Paris (France)

published on 15 December 2017

Several postdoctoral positions are opened at
 the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) to visualize the topological and functional dynamics of small regulatory pieces of
 DNA, called enhancers, in the animal genome. Successful candidates will join a collaborative
 and interdisciplinary venture in the newly formed unit Physics of Biological Function of biophysicist Thomas Gregor.

The Unit for the Physics of Biological Function at Institut Pasteur studies the basic physical principles that govern the existence of multicellular life. A core focus of the lab is to understand biological development–the complex process through which an organism grows from a single cell into a differentiated, multicellular organism–from a physics perspective.

Further information: Gregor_Pasteur_postdoc_pbf.pdf

Microscopy and Imaging Engineer, Paris (France)

published on 15 December 2017

The newly founded unit Physics of Biological Function of biophysicist Thomas Gregor at Institut Pasteur is seeking to fill two open position at the engineer level to perform microscopy and imaging related research. Candidates with strong interest in interdisciplinary optical microscopy and biophysics research will be expected to build microscopes, run live imaging experiments and execute image processing and analysis routines.

The Unit for the Physics of Biological Function at Institut Pasteur studies the basic physical principles that govern the existence of multicellular life. A core focus of the lab is to understand biological development–the complex process through which an organism grows from a single cell into a differentiated, multicellular organism–from a physics perspective.

Further information: Gregor_Pasteur_engineer_pbf.pdf

Sales Specialist Cell Analysis (GE Healthcare), Northern Germany

published on 12 December 2017

In this role you will develop sales within the respective sales Region (North/East Germany, Poland) of Cell Analysis Equipment (High/Super resolution microscopes & high content screening systems).

Further information:

Bioimaging Expert (100%), in Osnabrück

published on 1 December 2017

The Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics (CellNanOs) at the University of Osnabrück seeks a Bioimaging Expert for the operation and scientific support of the DFG-funded bioimaging core facility iBiOs (integrated Bioimaging Facility Osnabrück). The position is to be filled at earliest convenience. Payment is according Germany pay scale E13 TV-L, full time. Contract is initially fixed for 3 years, and extensions are anticipated.

Application deadline: 12 January 2018.

Further information:

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published on 12 April 2018

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