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Academic expert in Imaging, CEPLAS Cologne, Germany

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The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

CEPLAS conducts fundamental research on complex plant traits of agronomic relevance that impact on yield and adaptation to limited resources. This knowledge underpins novel strategies for designing and breeding plants that react in a predictable way to future challenges (SMART plants).
CEPLAS is dissecting how metabolism, life history, and development are integrated to optimize plant performance. This research will be underpinned by state-of-the-art imaging techniques, including confocal microscopy, light-sheet microscopy and X-ray micro-computed tomography. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to coordinate and develop the imaging techniques within the CEPLAS research program. The future candidate will work at the University of Cologne and at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.


  • The academic expert will be responsible for the development of procedures to use the micro-CT and other microscopes to drive CEPLAS science and will further support CEPLAS researchers with their projects and train in the use of imaging techniques.
  • In addition, the academic expert will be responsible for keeping CEPLAS imaging tools and software up to state-of-the-art level.
  • The academic expert will participate in CEPLAS research and will oversee imaging equipment and method development at the MPIPZ as well as at the UoC and will have office space in both organisations. He/she will also be involved in the training of students within the CEPLAS Graduate School.

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 25 September 2022