Scientist/Application Engineer/Physicist in Tübingen, Germany.

To strengthen our Microscopy Unit at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, Germany, (www.hih-tuebingen.de) we are seeking a

Scientist/Application Engineer/Physicist

The applicant will be responsible for the continued development of our microscope facility. The successful applicant, with necessary qualifications, can also be involved with or manage part of our recently funded European Community FP7 research project on optical analysis of protein aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases. We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to work closely together with biologists on different types of microscopes (2photon-, fluorescence-, laser scanning-microscopes). Thus, the applicant is expected to have experience in techniques using light and fluorescent microscopy, image analysis and will need to have or develop an excellent understanding of 2photon-microscopy. Competence in optical techniques are necessary for this position. Computer skills are essential & preference will be given to applicants with a background in optics, microscopy, image analysis, and/or (neuro-)biology.

The position is initially for two years but can be extended into a permanent staff fellow position. Applications should be sent as soon as possible but no later than September 15th,2009 by e-mail to Prof. Mathias Jucker (mathias.jucker@uni-tuebingen.de). According to German law, disabled persons with equal occupational aptitude will be given preferred consideration. The University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in science and is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists in teaching and research. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.