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Technology Platform leader for Systems Biology Imaging, MDC Berlin, Germany

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The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions. At the locations in Berlin-Buch and Mitte, researchers from some 60 countries analyze the human system – investigating the biological foundations of life from its most elementary building blocks to systems-wide mechanisms. Patients should benefit as soon as possible from our basic research discoveries. The MDC therefore supports spin-off creation and participates in collaborative networks. It works in close partnership with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the jointly run Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research. The MDC today employs 1,600 people and is funded 90 percent by the German federal government and 10 percent by the State of Berlin.

The Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the MDC is a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment engaged in cutting-edge research and collaborative projects within the MDC and across Berlin research institutes and initiatives. It is located in the Center of Berlin and focusses specifically on the grand challenges of Single Cell Analysis as well as the integration of various levels of gene regulation into comprehensive and predictive models to elucidate their function in health and disease.

Scientific Technology Platforms at the MDC provide service and support for the research approaches with a wide portfolio of technologies, specialized teams and state-of-the-art equipment. They support innovation, technology developments and applications in collaborative projects with MDC groups and academic partners in Berlin and beyond.
We are seeking an outstanding leader in innovative optical imaging technologies to establish and expand imaging technologies at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology.

Job Description

The tasks of the team leader include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation, maintenance and access provision to state-of-the-art imaging systems for the wide range of optical imaging applications as a service to research groups
  • Technology adoption and development according to the needs of MDC research groups
  • Design and offer of training and education in imaging technologies in the framework of the MDCs activities
  • Establishment and expansion of collaboration with academic institutions and academic networks in and beyond the MDC
  • Future developments for new spatial molecular imaging applications, including custom-built set-ups for spatial transcriptomics across model systems, to enable innovative research in line with BIMSB’s & MDC’s strategic priorities
  • Support for the associated maker space, to develop and produce custom-made devices
  • Collaboration with technology providers & companies
  • Communication and publishing technology innovations and applications

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 15 September 2022