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Research Engineer: Multiphoton microscopy and adaptive optics, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:2 years
Grading:5 or 6; depending on individual experiences and qualifications
Closing Date:9 November 2020
Reference Number:HD01851

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

Your role

  • 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.

You have

  • 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).

For additional information please check the job offer.