A postdoc position is available through our DFG-funded project ‘Göttingen MINFLUX’ for a period of 3+1 years in the group of Prof. Stefan Jakobs at the University Medical School Göttingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
We are looking for a highly motivated and curiosity driven physicist/biophysicist/biologist with a strong background in advanced fluorescence microscopy who wants to work in a multidisciplinary team of biologists, physicists and chemists on different aspects of cell biology with cutting-edge super-resolution microscopy.
About the project:
MINFLUX super-resolution microscopy is a novel and revolutionary technique that is capable of achieving a spatial resolution down to ~2 nm precision in biological samples. For this project, you will have full access to one of the first commercially available MINFLUX nanoscopes. The aim of this project is to make this technology available to the scientific community in Göttingen and beyond. This initiative is supported by a core group of researchers with different scientific backgrounds, but ample experience in super-resolution microscopy. The MINFLUX instrument will be used to tackle questions in biomolecular chemistry, membrane receptor biology, and mitochondrial ultrastructure as well as in neurology. The work includes the development of new labelling techniques, 3D options and image data analysis. You will support other projects, but you will also be able to follow your own research interests.
– Excellent degree in physics (optics), biophysics, biology or a related discipline
– Sound experience with super-resolution technology (preferentially in single molecule localisation microscopy and single molecule tracking)
– Knowledge in image data analysis
– Knowledge and hands-on experience in cell biology and laboratory work
– Independent thinking, structured work organization and a good team spirit are expected
The research at the Göttingen campus encompasses a wide spectrum of scientific topics and techniques. Ultra-high-resolution microscopy, nanotechnology, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and computer simulation are employed to delve ever-further into the nanocosmos of living cells.
The research group High Resolution Microscopy of the Cell is investigating the mechanisms by which the inner-mitochondrial architecture is determined and maintained. We are using a wide variety of experimental approaches that include molecular and biochemical tools, in particular electron and advanced super-resolution light microscopy, as well as live-cell microscopy. Our group offers an outstanding and unique scientific setting with lots of freedom and possibilities for individual development as well as a vibrant working environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
Please submit your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), your CV and complete transcripts preferably via e-mail as a single PDF file with the subject “MINFLUX” until 29th, January, 2021 to
Prof. Stefan Jakobs
University Medical Center of Göttingen
High Resolution Microscopy of the Cell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen, Germany
Tagged as: Life Sciences, Physics
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