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Technical officer for super-resolution microscopy, Max Perutz Labs, Vienna, Austria

The Ries lab is developing super-resolution microscopy methods for structural cell biology. We are looking for a technical officer with a microscopy background who will be in charge of our MINLFUX and SMLM microscopes, further develops them and supports biologists in their use. The position is open-ended.

Open since Jun 02, 2023

About the position

The technical officer will assist biologists in the Ries group and from other groups in the Vienna BioCenter in using our advanced microscopes, including a next generation MINFLUX instrument that we are developing in collaboration with Abberior Instruments for dynamic live-cell imaging, as well as custom automated 3D multi-color SMLM microscopes. Additionally, we provide the opportunity to engage in own research projects.


We are looking for a talented applicant with excellent communication skills and a background in microscopy who his excited about making the most advanced microscope technologies accessible for cutting-edge biological projects. The applicant should hold a Master or PhD degree in physics, biophysics or biology and has experience in building or aligning microscopes, as well as in using fluorescence microscopy on biological samples, including sample preparation. Expertise in SMLM, image data analysis and programming (Python or Matlab) and experience in providing microscopy as a service are beneficial.
Excellent spoken and written English skills are required.

For additional information please check the job offer.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and as soon as a suitable candidate is found, the position will be filled.