Update December 2016: recruitment for VESSEL project is now closed.

Postdoctoral position in advanced microscopy / Ultramicroscopy

A Postdoc / Experienced Researcher
(ER) position in the field of Ultramicroscopy is available at LaVision BioTec
(Bielefeld, Germany), as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network
VESSEL. This consortium, composed of 7 leading European laboratories and 2
private sector partners, aims to provide a multidisciplinary research training
programme for talented young researchers in vascular biology: embryonic
development of blood and lymphatic vessels, the analysis of their structural
integrity and function in various adult tissues in normal and pathological
IMPORTANT: strict candidates eligibility conditions apply, please see below.


LaVision BioTec is a medium-sized
enterprise specializing in the development, production and worldwide sale of
innovative contact-free optical measurement systems for the biomedical market.
The interdisciplinary technical team consists of physicists, biologists,
chemists, software developers and electronic and mechanical engineers.
Currently the company’s major products are laser-scanning microscopy (TriM
Scope II), light-sheet microscopy (Ultramicroscope II) and fluorescence
lifetime imaging (FLIM-X2). 

ONE of two available projects will be supported by Marie Curie ITN funding.

Project 1
– development and testing of novel optical clearing protocols for making tissue
– development and testing of novel lightsheet microscopy methods and features;
– series of measurement execution to specify new developed features or
– collaboration with consortium members and other partners to evaluate new
imaging technologies on the partners applications;
– identification and testing of new applications and markets for the
– participation in creating software concepts and improving the Ultramicroscope
user interface.

Project 2

LaVision BioTec’s aim within the Vessel project is the development of
strategies and innovative techniques to increase the performance of
laser-scanning and light-sheet microscopes. Your part will be the programming
of measurement control software and algorithms for data analysis.

For further information go to:

Your Qualification

Project 1
-completed study in biology, biophysics, biomedicine or other related fields;
-experience with microscopy methods and data evaluation software packages;
-experience with advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques like lightsheet, laser-scanning, high-resolution or deconvolution microscopy would be advantageous; 
-English fluent in spoken and written; 
-knowledge of the German language (optional);
-should be creative, analytical and problem solving;
-ability to work in a team.

Project 2
-completed study in information science, computer engineering or other related fields;
-profound knowledge of C/C++, MFC, Python, OpenGL/OpenCL and MS Visual Studio;
-mathematical knowledge advantageous;
-basic physics and advanced microscopy knowledge advantageous;
-creative, analytical and problem solving;
-ability to work in a team;
-English fluent in spoken and written; 
-knowledge of the German language (optional).

Candidates must strictly comply with Marie Curie ITN eligibility and mobility rules: 
-PhD or full-time equivalent research experience between 4 and 5 years (not more);
-Cannot have spent more than 12 months in Germany over the last 3 years.

Apply by sending CV, letter of motivation and certificates of qualification electronically (as PDFs) to Dr. Volker Andresen: 

Reference number ER-2015-Vessel to be included in the email subject.