Research Engineer: Multiphoton microscopy and adaptive optics, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
5 or 6; depending on individual experiences and qualifications
9 November 2020
The Prevedel group in Heidelberg is seeking a research engineer with an applied physics and/or engineering background to work on advanced multi-photon imaging techniques for applications in biology and neuroscience. In particular, the candidate will work on the development of new optical instrumentation with a particular emphasis on adaptive optics, wavefront shaping as well as infrared detector technology. Additionally, the successful candidate will team-up with biologists and mouse neuroscientists to apply the advances to current scientific questions. This project is part of a recently funded EU FET grant. The successful candidate is expected to take a strong lead on his/her project and start to develop independent ideas. Our multi-disciplinary lab provides an innovative, dynamic and constructive working environment for this purpose. More information about the Prevedel group can be found here: www.prevedel.embl.de The role is also advertised as Postdoctoral Fellow for candidates pursuing academic career path: HD01846 Postdoctoral Fellow: Multiphoton microscopy and adaptive optics
Design of mechanical, optical as well as electronic and software components of novel, custom-built multi-photon microscopes to collect 3D data from biological tissues.
Development of adaptive optics systems and wavefront control strategies as well as the integration of novel detection hardware into bespoke microscopes.
Demonstration of new intravital imaging technologies in close collaboration with other team members and biologists.
Maintain documentation and records to support future developments, research or commercial exploitation and dissemination.
Significant (>5 years) experience in optical physics, engineering, or optical neuro-imaging and advanced computer skills.
Experience in building complex optical setups, must be comfortable with complex technical equipment (including pulsed lasers) and preferably possess programming (Matlab, Python, LabView, or similar) and/or simulation skills (CAD, ZEMAX, or similar).
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