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Scientific Employee Junior / Light Microscope Specialist (all genders) – University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

May 2024

Job-ID: J000002650
Application Deadline: June 03, 2024
Working hours: permanent, fulltime/parttime

Your responsibilites

  • Close technical collaboration with the UKE research community
  • Development of the latest imaging protocols and experiment designs
  • Training users on different microscopy platforms
  • Organisation of light microscopy seminars and workshops
  • Ensuring the maintenance and further development of the core facility equipment

Your profile

  • A scientist with university degree in natural sciences and with a doctorate, preferably in areas
    such as biophysics, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, bioengineering or equivalent skills
    and experience
  • Understanding and practical experience in using cutting edge light microscopy imaging systems
    and advanced light microscopy techniques.
  • Sound knowledge of sample preparation techniques for light microscopy
  • Very good written and spoken English.
  • Experience in data analysis and quantification is desirable as well as programming skills (e.g.
    Matlab)
  • Experience with website design and remote access programmes e.g. Anydesk
  • Ability to teach complex ideas to non-specialists
  • Work experience in a dynamic environment
  • High level of interpersonal skills and independence

Immunity status

Please note that employment is only possible if there is complete proof of immunization or immunity
against the measles virus in accordance with the applicable (legal and medical) requirements. You
must provide proof of this by means of appropriate documents (e.g. vaccination certificate) before
commencing employment.

Our Offer

  • Regular pay according to TVöD/VKA; attractive company pension plan and various employee
    discounts
  • 30 days of vacation; possibility of special leave
  • Central location: Our clinic is centrally located at the beautiful Eppendorfer Park
  • Sustainable travel: subsidies for the “Deutschlandticket” and Dr. Bike bicycle service; option to
    lease a service bike
  • Crisis-proof workplace, meaningful activity, appreciative interaction and open exchange of
    knowledge within the team; structured induction training
  • Opportunity to actively shape and develop the working environment within the framework of our
    employee program (UKE INside).
  • Family-friendly working environment: cooperation on childcare, free vacation care, advice for
    employees with relatives in need of care
  • Excellent health, prevention and sports offers
  • Healthy and varied lunch break: In addition to our canteen, there is a rich selection of culinary
    offerings just a few steps away, for example the “Health Kitchen” cafés and bistros, as well as
    other snack bars, bakers, a supermarket, etc.
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University Assistant (Postdoc), B1, GH 3 – Institute for Neurobiochemistry, University Innsbruck

May 2024

Reference number: MEDI-19358
Location: Core Facility Biooptics
Application Deadline: May 23, 2024
Expected Start Date: immediately for 4 years
Salary: The annual basic salary for this use is currently gross € 66,532.20 for a 40-hour week. This amount may possibly increase on the basis of the collective agreement regulations through other remuneration components associated with the special features of the workplace.

Your responsibilites

  • Research, teaching & administration

Your profile

  • completed relevant PhD or doctoral studies
  • qualification in teaching and research (at least one first authorship)
  • good German and English skills in spoken and written
  • helpfulness & service orientation
  • experience in flow cytometry (FACS) and in light microscopy (the activity includes in addition to the advice and support of the users at the flow cytometers (analysis and sorting) and microscopes of the Core Facility Biooptics also data analyses and administrative tasks)
  • independent execution of the analysis of samples and technical validation as well as interpretation of the results, regular maintenance and calibration of the analysis devices
  • cooperation in the establishment and validation or verification of new analyses, participation in the creation and revision of standard operating procedures and implementation of quality management measures

Application Materials

Applications are to be submitted by May 23, 2024 (received) stating the reference number of the job advertisement by email (pdf format) to bewerbung@i-med.ac.at.
Informal inquiries:  Martin Offterdinger, +43-512-9003-7ß287, martin.offterdinger@i-med.ac.at

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Postdoctoral Researcher Advanced Microscopy – Scipioni Lab Centre de Recherches en Cancérologie de
Toulouse

April 2024

Location: Toulouse (France)
Application Deadline: June 15th 2024
Expected Start Date: September 1st 2024

The Scipioni Lab is seeking a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher to join our team. The successful candidate will work on cutting-edge projects involving the design, development, and implementation of advanced custom microscopes and control systems applied to breast cancer research. Technologies include fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), hyperspectral imaging and spectral FLIM (S-FLIM), as well as spectral encoding. Examples of these technologies can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-021-01108-4 and here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-022-01529-9.

Your responsibilities

Design, build, and optimize custom microscope setups tailored to specific research needs, in particular focused on breast cancer research (cultured cells, tumor spheroids and clinical samples). Develop control systems and software interfaces for precise automation of microscope functions and data analysis. Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams to integrate custom microscopy solutions into ongoing research projects. Conduct experimental work utilizing custom-built microscopes and control systems. Analyze experimental data and contribute to publications and presentations.

Your profile

Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields. Proven expertise in designing and building custom confocal and/or camera-based microscopy setups, including optical, mechanical, and electronic components. Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and/or LabVIEW for control system development. Strong background in optics, imaging techniques, and instrumentation. Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Effective communication skills and ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences. Prior experience with imaging living cells or other biological samples is desirable but not required.

Application Materials

Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of selected publications. Cover letter outlining your research experience, interests, and career goals. Contact information for at least two references. Please submit your application materials via email to Dr. Lorenzo Scipioni at scipioni.lorenzo@gmail.com, including “[Last Name] – Postdoctoral Application” in the subject line. For inquiries about the position or the application process, please reach out to the contact email.

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Microscopy Specialist (m/f/d) – Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, Martinsried

March 2024

Your responsibilities

  • First level maintenance and troubleshooting of a variety of instruments including widefield,   confocal, spinning disk, 2-photon and lightsheet microscopes.
  • Theoretical and practical training of institute members.
  • Selection, installation and upgrade of commercial systems.
  • Development of new optical hardware and applications as well as solutions for image processing and analysis.

Your profile

  • Diploma or Master’s degree in biophysics, physics or biology with a strong focus on microscopy, PhD is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and methods of microscopy (including fluorescence, confocal and 2-photon microscopy, properties of light sources and detectors).
  • Good skills in handling optics, microscopy hardware and software.
  • High degree of motivation and self-reliance combined with excellent organizational and team-work skills.
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage.

What we offer

  • An interesting, multifaceted and rewarding job in a scientific, modern and international environment.
  • Opportunities for regular professional exchange, individual training and further qualification.
  • Remuneration according to TVöD Bund, depending on qualifications, activities and experience.
  • Social benefits of the public service (company pension scheme (VBL), annual bonus, subsidized MVV job ticket, group accident
  • Modern workplaces and active company health management with health and sports facilities.
  • Work-life balance (cooperation with a family service, flexible working hours).
  • A diverse working environment where equal opportunities and diversity are actively promoted.

The position is initially limited to a period of 2 years, with the possibility of an extension or a permanent contract depending on the suitable candidate. Application deadline: 22.04.2024

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