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Custom Light Microscopy Developer and / or Biophysicist, MPI-CBG Dresden, Germany

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The AIF provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We are looking for a

Custom Light Microscopy Developer and / or Biophysicist

to support the Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF)


The AIF provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available. Recent microscopes provided by the facility include a custom built lattice lightsheet microscope, a large volume imaging microscope and several optical tweezer setups. To ensure MPI-CBG provides its researchers access to the latest innovations in biological and biophysical imaging, the AIF scouts for emerging technologies, builds and maintains advanced light and biophysical microscopy setups, and supports scientists by developing customized solutions.

Job Description

To further strengthen the MPI-CBG’s focus on innovative imaging technologies we are seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented microscopy and / or biophysicist specialist who will become part of the AIF team supporting imaging and biophysics projects spanning all scales from molecular processes and biophysical measurements to the development of entire organs and organisms.

The successful candidate will:

  • Identify emerging techniques and evaluate them with respect to significance for MPI-CBG researchers and feasibility of implementation
  • Construct and implement prototype-level light microscopes and biophysics imaging instruments in close collaboration with developer labs and companies
  • Maintain and service AIF imaging and biophysical systems to ensure availability of equipment
  • Contribute to the development of new imaging technologies by supporting research groups with their scientific projects

For additional information please check the job offer.