About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.


The laboratory of Prof. Prisca Liberali at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow.

The group studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of mouse and human organoids and gastruloids formation and self-organization by developing new imaging technologies combining live cell imaging, high-content screening, quantitative analysis and modelling. The goal is to understand how cells communicate and give rise to self-emergent spatially organized cell fate commitment (see http://www.fmi.ch/liberali.p and https://liberalilab.org/).

The laboratory is looking for a collaborator to build  a new light sheet microscope to image big samples such as gastruloids and regenerating Hydras, in collaboration with the Tsiairis lab. We  will introduce different modules such as adaptive optics and optogenetics. The successful candidate will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrading and repairing of this rapidly evolving life science technology. A competitive salary and access to state-of-the-art research facilities will be provided.

Candidates holding a Master or PhD degree in Biophysics, Bioenginneering or Life Sciences with a strong background in light sheet microscopy are encouraged to apply. Ability to work proactively, independently but also as a team member and good planning skills are required. Proficiency in Python is a plus and fluency in English both written and oral is mandatory.

The FMI – affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research – is a world-class biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease. The FMI is also committed to the training of young scientists. It is based in the vibrant city of Basel, Switzerland, which offers an exceptional scientific and cultural environment.

Please submit your application electronically at the portal www.fmi.ch/opening. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For further information please contact Dr. Prisca Liberali: prisca.liberali@fmi.ch.

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research