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Software Developer in Micro-Robotics (m/f/d)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Nord
Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Applied Science, Computing
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9.800 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

We are looking for the Institute for Biological and Chemical Systems – Biological Information Processing (IBCS-BIP) as soon as possible, limited up to two years, for a

Software Developer in Micro-Robotics (m/f/d)

We are exploring groundbreaking approaches in the field of fluid robotics, particularly the use of optically controlled flows for precise micromanipulation of biological cells and microrobotics. Expand our research and the boundaries of fluid robotics and optical micromanipulation. Your tasks will include software development for new screening and microscopy methods. Specifically, your duties will include:

  • Software development in LabVIEW
  • Maintenance and improvement of existing LabVIEW programs with a focus on performance
  • Synchronization of various hardware components
  • Control and monitoring of existing microscopes and adapted protocols for new functions
  • Integration of Python routines in LabVIEW
  • Integration of retrofit modules for the maintenance of older microscopes
  • Research data management

Personal qualification

You have a Master degree in computer science, engineering sciences (electrical engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering), physics, or comparable fields with extensive experience (several years) in software development in LabVIEW. Knowledge of Python is an advantage. Additionally, you bring practical experience in experimental photonics, optical microscopy, microfluidics, or microrobotics as well as advanced instrument control. Very good English skills and excellent communication skills are also required.

It is a job in an excellent interdisciplinary environment that offers opportunities for professional development and networking, e.g. through the connection to the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) or the 3DMM2O Cluster of Excellence.

Become a member of staff of the only German University of Excellence that conducts large-scale research on the national level. Work under excellent working conditions in an international environment and be active in research and academic education for our future. Benefit from specific train-ing when starting your job and from a wide range of further qualification offers. Use our flexi-ble working time models (flexitime, work from home), our sports and leisure offers, as well as our child and holiday care services. We also pay a share of EUR 25/month in the Job Ticket Baden-Württemberg. Enjoy a large variety of dishes, snacks, and beverages at our canteens.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please apply online until August 2nd, 2024 using the vacancy number 313/2024 to Ms Sylvia Kaiser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Moritz Kreysing, email:

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