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Max Planck Insti­tute of Micro­struc­ture Phys­ics - Depart­ment of Nan­o­photon­ics, Integ­ra­tion, and Neural Tech­no­logy

The Max Planck Insti­tute of Micro­struc­ture Phys­ics, Halle, Ger­many, Depart­ment of Nan­o­photon­ics, Integ­ra­tion, and Neural Tech­no­logy is ini­ti­at­ing research pro­grams in devices and microsys­tems for future com­put­ing and brain activ­ity map­ping tech­no­lo­gies. We are launch­ing pro­grams in integ­rated photon­ics, AI accel­er­at­ors, implant­able brain probes, mini­ature micro­scopes, and 3D cell cul­tures. Our research crosses many bound­ar­ies, so our team mem­bers must have an open mind and a strong tech­nical found­a­tion that allow them to answer to new chal­lenges.

We are recruit­ing for mul­tiple pos­i­tions with vari­ous skill and edu­ca­tion require­ments. Our depart­ment has a mix of Ph.D. stu­dents, postdocs, sci­ent­ists, and staff from around the world. The work­ing lan­guage in the Insti­tute is Eng­lish. We are a hard­work­ing and sup­port­ive team.

The Max Planck Soci­ety aims to employ more per­sons with dis­ab­il­it­ies and increase the num­ber of women in those areas where they are under­rep­res­en­ted; thus, applic­a­tions from per­sons with dis­ab­il­it­ies and women are encour­aged.

Research Staff Mem­ber or Postdoc­toral Fel­low in Optical Design and Micro­scopy

Work­ing field:

We are recruit­ing one Research Staff Mem­ber or Postdoc­toral Fel­low for optical design and micro­scopy. We are launch­ing a pro­gram to develop mini­atur­ized two photon micro­scopes and implant­able neuro­photonic probe sys­tems for ima­ging and optical stim­u­la­tion of brain tis­sue and neural cell cul­tures.

Require­ments:

Your tasks
  • Col­lab­or­ate with the team to develop mini­atur­ized two photon micro­scopes and neuro­photonic probes
  • Design and char­ac­ter­ize optical sys­tems, cus­tom lenses, and optical com­pon­ents
  • Design and build optical meas­ure­ment setups and micro­scopes for char­ac­ter­iz­ing and bench­mark­ing mini­atur­ized micro­scopes and neuro­photonic probes
  • Assist in estab­lish­ing the photon­ics and ima­ging labs in the NINT Depart­ment

Your pro­file
  • You have a degree (Dip­loma, Mas­ter, or Ph.D.) in phys­ics, elec­trical engin­eer­ing, or a related dis­cip­line
  • You are motiv­ated by grand chal­lenges
  • You have a demon­strated track-record in optical design, micro­scopy and ima­ging sys­tems, includ­ing using industry stand­ard sim­u­la­tion tools (e.g., Zemax, Code V), and build­ing/using 2-photon micro­scopes
  • You are exper­i­enced in optical labor­at­ory meas­ure­ments, free-space optical align­ments, and fiber optics
  • You are a fast learner and excited to learn about other dis­cip­lines
  • You are an effect­ive team player that excels in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional envir­on­ment
  • You have excel­lent writ­ten and oral com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish

What we of­fer:

  • The oppor­tun­ity to work at the fore­front of sci­entific research with an incred­ible team of highly motiv­ated and smart people
  • Remu­ner­a­tion and social bene­fits accord­ing to TVöD
  • Fixed-term con­tract ini­tially for 2 years, with the poten­tial of exten­sion
  • Expec­ted start date: Janu­ary 2020; nego­ti­able

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your CV, a brief sum­mary of your research interests and accom­plish­ments (2 pages max.), and the names of two ref­er­ences as a single pdf file to jobs.nint@mpi-halle.mpg.de, ref­er­en­cing MPI-Halle-OD. The pos­i­tion will remain open until closed.