University of Vienna

Postdoc for Super-Resolution Microscopy - Molecular Biology

2023-10-31 (Europe/Vienna)
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The Ries lab is developing super-resolution microscopy methods for structural cell biology. We are looking for an experienced postdoc or senior scientist with a background in optics / microscopy.

About the position

The postdoc / senior scientist will drive an ambitious research project related to the development of SMLM or MINFLUX technologies, support the group on the optics side and is involved in teaching and supervision of students. This position is ideally suited as a preparation for an own academic career, but also offers the perspective of a permanent contract as a senior scientist in the Ries lab.


We are looking for an applicant with an excellent scientific track record and excellent communication skills who is excited about pushing the limits of optical microscopy.
The applicant should hold a PhD degree in physics or biophysics and has experience in developing microscopy technologies.

Excellent spoken and written English skills are required.


Please click Apply Now and complete the application process, ensuring to include a concise description of research experience, a list of published articles and contact details for three references, of which one should be your PhD supervisor.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and as soon as a suitable candidate is found, the position will be filled.


For details in the project contact please contact: Jonas Ries ( Further information about the Ries lab at:

About the Max Perutz Labs

The successful applicant will work in a stimulating scientific environment, the Department for Structural and Computational Biology at the Max Perutz Labs, a research institute established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to provide an environment for excellent, internationally recognized research and education in the field of Molecular Biology. Dedicated to a mechanistic understanding of fundamental biomedical processes, scientists at the Max Perutz Labs aim to link breakthroughs in basic research to advances in human health. The Max Perutz Labs are located at the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s hotspots for Life Sciences, and host 44 research groups, involving around 400 scientists and staff from more than 40 nations.

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