Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) at the interface of Biology, Bioengineering and Optical High Throughput Screening

2023-12-17 (Europe/Berlin)
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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.

Join the Department of Biophotonics, as we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

at the interface of Biology, Bioengineering and Optical High Throughput Screening

This role is integral to our ERC-funded project 'Genetically enhanced, optically superior tissues' (GHOSTs) and is available immediately until 31.05.2025.

Background: If all biological tissue were transparent, optical microscopes could observe the wonders of cellular life deep within their native context. We have recently made significant strides in improving the optical properties of mammalian cells via directed evolution. Our next objective is to extend these advancements to enhance imaging within optically cleared living tissues.

The selected candidate will be instrumental in advancing our initiative, tasked with identifying molecular pathways that modulate tissue optics. This objective will be pursued through the development and execution of systematic screening processes, augmented by robotic sample management and advanced automated microscopy techniques.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the pioneering project to discover molecular pathways that enhance optical properties in living tissues.
  • Design and perform systematic screens, employing state-of-the-art robotic sample handling and automated microscopy.
  • Collaborate with our dynamic research team to publish findings in top-tier international journals.
  • Contribute to the drafting of compelling research proposals.
  • Mentor junior researchers, promoting a culture of collaborative learning an professional development.

Personal qualification

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Screening, Biology, Biophysics or a closely related field
  • A proactive 'can-do' mindset, enthusiasm for teamwork and eagerness to thrive in an interdisciplinary research setting
  • Proven experience in any of the following areas: mammalian cell culture, directed evolution, compound screening, image and data analysis, tissue culture, genome engineering or light microscopy.
  • Strong mathematical, data analysis and processing skills
  • Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English
  • A substantial track of publications in peer-reviewed journals

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 interna-tional environment and be active in research and academic education for our future. Benefit from specific training when starting your job and from a wide range of further qualification offers. Use our flexible working time models (flexitime, work from home), our sports and lei-sure 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 December 17, 2023 using the vacancy number 446/2023 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, moritz.kreysing@kit.edu.

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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) at the interface of Biology, Bioengineering and Optical High Throughput Screening
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Application deadline
2023-12-17 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2023-12-17 23:59 (CET)
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On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.

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