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Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt Main, Germany

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The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI for Brain Research) in Frankfurt/Main is a vibrant research institution in the field of basic biological and medical research, with a focus on understanding the functions of the brain’s circuits. Our institute has approx. 300 employees in three research departments and four research groups, as well as several service units.

The state-of-the-art imaging facility strongly supports the scientists in our institute with high ex-pertise and the latest equipment providing various types of modern microscopes and optical methods. In addition to our support of the ongoing scientific work at our institute, we are developing and implementing cutting-edge tools in the areas of optics and microscopy to advance the research beyond what is currently possible. You can find additional information about our diverse projects and large variety of microscopes at http://brain.mpg.de/imaging.

We are looking for a

Scientist (m/w/d)

for our team, initially limited to two years.

Your responsibilities:

  • 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

Your profile:

  • Diploma or Master’s degree in physics or life sciences, PhD as an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and methods of optics and microscopy (including fluo-rescence, 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
  • Fluent in English and German
  • High degree of motivation and self-reliance combined with excellent organizational and team work skills

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 27 June 2021.