Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

For the support of the imaging facility, we are looking for a full-time scientist starting from June 2017.

The contract will be limited to two years.

The tasks include

  • development and implementation of novel optical methods
  • selection and setting up of optical systems
  • theoretical and practical training of institute members
  • support of the scientists during their work on the microscopes.

The following requirements should be fulfilled:

  • Degree (Masters, Diploma or higher) in physics or life sciences
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and methods of optics and microscopy (including fluorescence, confocal microscopy, contrast enhancing methods for transmission microscopy, properties of light sources and detectors)
  • Longterm experience with commercial microscopes, in particular with confocal laserscanning microscopes
  • Experience in designing, implementing and maintaining optical systems
  • Experience in characterizing optical system and microscopes as well as carrying out quality con-trol on microscopes
  • Experience with data analysis (in particular image analysis) in a programming language (ideally Matlab)
  • Experience with software for image processing (e.g. ImageJ, Imaris, Arivis, Amira)
  • Fluent in English and German
  • High degree of motivation and self-reliance combined with excellent organizational and team work skills

The following additional qualifications are welcome:

  • PhD in physics or life sciences
  • Experience with biological research, ideally in the field of neuroscience
  • Experience in working in an imaging facility
  • Experience in working with two-photon excited fluorescence and / or harmonic generation and/or superresolution microscopes and/or biological samples (cell culture, brain slices, in vivo experiments)
  • Experience with additional physiological techniques (e.g. patch clamp recordings)
  • Knowledge of electronics, e.g. for device control

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