STAFF SCIENTIST (M/F/D): HEAD OF FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY FACILITY

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research with a particular focus in biomaterials and biointerfaces and their exploitation for medical applications. We are seeking an expert in Advanced Fluorescence Imaging to manage and run the Fluorescence Microscopy Facility.

In this role you will manage, develop, organize, and administer the Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy and Imaging core facility at the INM. Responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the microscopes as well as the project-specific support in modern fluorescence microscopy techniques (widefield live-cell imaging, multi-photon confocal, light-sheet) to biomaterials, biophysics, microbiology, and tissue engineering working groups. Our facility includes a widefield Zeiss Axio Observer coupled to a UV-stimulation device, a multi-photon Zeiss LSM880 confocal with Airyscan, a Zeiss Z.1 Lightsheet, a Nikon Ti-Eclipse with TIRF functionality. You are expected to train coworkers to use the microscopes, support them in image acquisition, processing and data analysis and quantification. As microscopy expert, we expect proactive involvement in different types of projects, thereby contribution to the development of innovative materials for biomedical applications. You also maintain high quality standards in imaging and data processing at the INM.

We expect you to have a PhD Degree in Biophysics, Cell Biology, or a related field with multiple years of hands-on experience with advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques and/or applications. Affinity or experience with developing automated analysis pipelines using Fiji/ImageJ, Matlab or Python is a strong plus. The institute will support you in getting additional training in fluorescence microscopy whenever necessary. You should be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The INM fosters a highly cooperative, multi-disciplinary and international scientific environment in which we expect you to interact proactively. Working language is English.

The position can be filled asap. This is a tenure-track position (evaluation after 2 years). The initial term of contract shall be at least two years. The salary is paid according to the TV-L.

The INM is an equal-opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Full time jobs can generally be divided. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf file before 28.02.2022 to INM’s Scientific Director Prof. Aránzazu del Campo (aranzazu.delcampo@leibniz-inm.de) quoting the reference “Head of Fluorescence Microscopy Facility”. Your application must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, copy of your university degrees, and the names of 1-2 referees.
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