MPI for Brain Research: Scientist position in Neurosciences

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Europe, Germany, Researcher
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Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Brain Research invites applications for the Scitient position in Neurosciences. The Institute is a research institute focused on understanding the brain.

Duration: 2 years (limited)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • development and implementation of novel optical methods
  • selection and setting up of optical systems
  • theoretical and practical training of institute members
  • support of the scientists during their work on the microscopes


  • applicant must hold Masters, Diploma or higher degree in physics or life sciences
  • applicant must possess excellent knowledge of principles and methods of optics and microscopy (including fluorescence, confocal microscopy, contrast enhancing methods for transmission microscopy, properties of light sources and detectors); extensive experience with commercial microscopes, in particular with confocal laser scanning microscopes; designing, implementing and maintaining optical systems; characterizing optical system and microscopes as well as carrying out quality control on microscopes;
  • applicant must have experience in data analysis (image analysis) in a programming language (preferably Matlab); software for image processing
  • applicant must be fluent in English and German


  • PhD in physics or life sciences
  • Experience with biological research (neuroscience); imaging; two-photon excited fluorescence and / or harmonic generation and/or super resolution microscopes and/or biological samples; experience with additional physiological techniques
  • Knowledge of electronics, e.g. for device control


Application letter must include:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • References
  • Send applications preferably via E-mail to HR@brain.
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Fellowship Level Scientist
Country Germany
Subject areas Neurosciences, Life Sciences, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline April 30th 2017

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