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Postdoc (f/m/d) (Nanophotonics / Biophysics) in the field of high-resolution fluorescence imaging

University of Würzburg - Rudolf Virchow Center
Würzburg (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
a competitive TV-L salary
Closing date
31 Jan 2024

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Life Science, Physics
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Rudolf Virchow Center / Research Center for Integrative and Translational Bioimaging of the University of Würzburg has a vacancy for a


Postdoc (f/m/d)

(Nanophotonics / Biophysics)


in the field of high-resolution fluorescence imaging


In this cross-disciplinary approach we combine high-resolution concepts of fluorescence microscopy with tricks from material sciences. Our approach involves designing and nanofabricating biocompatible nanostructured microscopy cover glasses for live cell applications that give rise to fundamentally new optical properties and the manipulation of light for super-resolution imaging. The project involves modelling and fabrication of biocompatible metal-dielectric nanostructures and coatings as well as advanced fluorescence imaging. The project particularly requires enthusiasm for biomolecular sciences and high-resolution microscopy.


What we offer

We offer a three years position at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg, which comes with a competitive TV-L salary. The position will be initially funded for one year and extended if the evaluation is positive. The successful doctoral applicant will enroll in the Graduate School for Life Sciences (GSLS) in Würzburg and benefit from its extensive transferable skills program, travel funds and administrative support.

The Rudolf Virchow Center is a highly competitive international research institute with an outstanding infrastructure. We have in-house access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for nanofabrication and microscopy and to an extensive range of modern biophysical and cell biological equipment. We are integrated into a stimulating cross-disciplinary environment that includes our partners at the physics department, the Max Planck Research Group in Systems Immunology, the Biocenter, the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, and the University Hospital in Würzburg. Würzburg is located in the beautiful, wine-growing area of Franconia, in proximity of Frankfurt (1 hour by train) and Munich (2 hours).

You will have access to both national and public-service pension schemes (VBL), health care, and 30 days of holiday entitlement in addition to 13 annual public holidays in Bavaria. Our Welcome Center supports international candidates in finding accommodation as well as administrative matters - and the University of Würzburg offers support for researchers with children, including flexible working hours and childcare.


Your qualification profile

You have a strong background in biophysics and fluorescence approaches, and a passion for interdisciplinary or even translational projects. Ideally, you have experience in quantitative image analysis and/or advanced skills in experimental and numerical modeling of nanophotonic systems. Experience in live-cell imaging is desired, however not a prerequisite. A good command of English is mandatory as you will be working in an international team.


Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.


Applications including cover letter, detailed CV, copies of certificates, and contact information of two referees, should be sent as a single pdf file (no more than 10 MB) via email to until 31st of January 2024.

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