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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.

Optical Labor­at­ory Tech­ni­cian

Work­ing field:

We are recruit­ing one full-time Optical Labor­at­ory Tech­ni­cian to set up and main­tain the research labor­at­or­ies. Our new labor­at­or­ies are being built. The labor­at­or­ies will be equipped with optical char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion setups (free-space and fiber-based), micro-device char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion setups, 2-photon micro­scopes, elec­tronic design spaces, cell cul­ture facil­it­ies, 3D print­ers and equip­ment for pack­aging.

Require­ments:

Your tasks
  • Assist in estab­lish­ing the photon­ics and ima­ging labs in the Depart­ment by being trained on newly pur­chased equip­ment (e.g., lasers), installing equip­ment, pur­chas­ing and assem­bling parts, put­ting together exper­i­mental setups
  • Main­tain safe and effi­cient oper­a­tion of the instru­ment­a­tion and exper­i­mental setups in the labor­at­or­ies
  • Train new stu­dents and sci­ent­ists on how to use the equip­ment
  • Provide optics-related tech­nical sup­port to cowork­ers in their exper­i­ments
  • Provide sec­ond­ary sup­port for elec­tronic and pro­to­typ­ing instru­ments in the labor­at­or­ies
  • Main­tain safe work­ing envir­on­ments for cowork­ers* Serve as the laser safety con­tact for the rel­ev­ant labor­at­or­ies

Your pro­file
  • You have at least 2 years of exper­i­ence in main­tain­ing optical equip­ment and optical labor­at­or­ies
  • You have exper­i­ence with optical com­pon­ents, free-space optics, fiber optics, pico­second and femto­second lasers, and ima­ging sys­tems
  • You have basic pro­gram­ming skills in Mat­lab, Lab­View, and gen­eral-pur­pose pro­gram­ming lan­guages such as C, C++, Python for con­trolling and using equip­ment
  • Other skills in elec­tronic meas­ure­ments, CAD, 3D print­ing are assets
  • Prior exper­i­ence in an aca­demic research envir­on­ment, such as work­ing with stu­dents, postdoc­toral fel­lows, is an asset
  • You enjoy work­ing with oth­ers and excel in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional envir­on­ment
  • You have good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish and Ger­man

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 send your resume with the names of two ref­er­ences as a single pdf file to jobs.nint@mpi-halle.mpg.de, ref­er­en­cing MPI-Halle-OLT. The pos­i­tion will remain open until closed.