Stefan W. Hell
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Ph.D. Student or Postdoc (Code Number 12-17)

Job offer from March 09, 2017

The Department of NanoBiophotonics (Prof. Stefan W. Hell) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, invites applications for the study of the “Nanoscale organization of the neuronal cytoskeleton” as a

 Ph.D. Student or Postdoc
(Code Number 12-17)

We develop light microscopes with spatial resolution down to a few nanometers, allowing to image biological specimens at unprecedented levels of detail. The group is looking for a Ph.D. student or Postdoc to take advantage of these exciting new capabilities to study the organization of the cytoskeleton in neurons.

The candidate should be highly motivated and prepared to work in a truly multidisciplinary team. He/she should hold a Master’s (or equivalent) degree or respectively doctoral degree in life sciences and have a strong background in biotechnology, cell biology or neurosciences (or related subjects). Experience with light microscopy (super-resolution or confocal microscopy) and image analysis is desirable.

Ph.D. candidates have the opportunity to participate in one of several interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in collaboration with the University of Göttingen.

The payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For further information, please contact Dr. Elisa D’Este () or Prof. Stefan W. Hell ().

Please send your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, contact names and addresses of two to four referees familiar with the work of the candidate, as well as a list of the publication record via e-mail as single PDF file with reference to the code number until April, 15th 2017 to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Department of NanoBiophotonics
Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell and Dr. Elisa D’Este
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen


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