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Postdoc: development of a novel MINFLUX microscope (copy)

Employer
University of Vienna
Location
Vienna, Austria
Salary
The basic salary of EUR 4.752,30 14 times/year increases if we can credit professional experience.
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Discipline
Physics
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

                            
At the University of Vienna, over 10,000 people work together on the big questions of the future. Approximately 7,500 of them are academic staff members. These are individuals who, with their curiosity and their continuous pursuit of excellence, engage in international cutting-edge research and teaching. With us, you will also find space to unfold your potential.

About the position/ the research project
Access to MINFLUX microscopy is limited by the cost of commercial and the difficulty of building custom instruments. We recently developed an excitation module for MINFLUX that will substantially reduce the complexity and cost of a custom microscope (Deguchi & Ries, bioRxiv 2023, https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.31.564945). In this project we will develop this idea into a prototype and then into a stable open-source microscope for the community.
You will work closely together with an electrical engineer who will be developing the instrument control software and electronics, and you will be part of a laboratory with long-standing microscope development experience.

Candidates
We are looking for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral scientist who is excited to develop a high-end microscope that will be useful for biological discovery. You should hold a PhD degree in physics or engineering and should have a strong background in optics and developing complex microscope hardware. Experience building scanning microscopes (STED, confocal) and in programming (Python, FPGA) is beneficial.
Training and supervision will be provided throughout the project, but we also expect a high level of drive and independence. Excellent spoken and written English skills are required.

Application
Please send your documents to jonas.ries@univie.ac.at and include a concise description of research experience, a list of published articles and contact details for three references.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and as soon as a suitable candidate is found, the position will be filled. The position is initially funded for a period of three years.

Contact
Prof. Jonas Ries jonas.ries@univie.ac.at

Further information about the Ries lab at:
• https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/research-groups/ries
• https://rieslab.de

About the Max Perutz Labs
The successful applicant will work in a stimulating scientific environment: Department for Structural and Computational Biology at the Max Perutz Labs, a research institute established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Dedicated to a mechanistic understanding of fundamental biomedical processes, scientists at the Max Perutz Labs aim to link breakthroughs in basic research to advances in human health. The Max Perutz Labs are located at the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s hotspots for Life Sciences, and host 44 research groups, involving around 400 scientists and staff from more than 40 nations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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