Custom Light Microscopy Developer or Biophysicist (m/f/d)

Einsatzort: Dresden


  • Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics
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  • Structural and Cell Biology

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Custom Light Microscopy Developer or Biophysicist (m/f/d)

Stellenangebot vom 10.06.2022

Job description

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

Your qualifications

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.

Our offer

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.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Sebastian Bundschuh via email: .

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Interested candidates should submit their complete application including CV and motivation letter in English as well as contact details of three references as a single pdf file via our online application system stating Code “2022-AIF-4270”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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