The Integrated Micro-Nano-Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt invites applications as a

Research Associate/Postdoc position (all genders) within the project „Microsystems for Cryomicroscopy“

initially for a fixed term of up to 2 years.

Our group is looking for one postdoctoral scientist for an ERC-funded project combining microfluidics with live-cell imaging and electron cryomicroscopy. The focus of this position is on microfluidic cryofixation. Cryofixation is the gold standard for preserving the structure of proteins and cells so that they can be imaged under vacuum by electron cryomicroscopy. Here the aim is to devise microfluidic devices and associated micro-mechatronic instruments to investigate the dynamic ultrastructural response of specific cell types to transient mechanical, chemical, and thermal stimuli. We hope that this platform will ultimately contribute to improving the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by helping to advance our understanding of dynamic cellular processes at the structural level.

The position is best suited for researchers who have completed a doctorate with a background in experimental physics or engineering who have some wet-lab experience and enjoy hands-on hardware development (e.g. microfabrication, precision mechanics, microscopy optics) for biomedical research at the cell level. Independent writing of publications and grant applications in English is expected.

We provide a friendly, international, and interdisciplinary team environment at one of the leading engineering schools in Germany. As a member of our group, you benefit from numerous cross-departmental programs such as the Centre for Synthetic Biology, the Ingenium Postdoctoral training & networking platform, and support for developing an independent scientific career. The city of Darmstadt is located in the heart of the Rhein-Main metropolitan area within commuting distance from the cities of Frankfurt, Mainz, and Heidelberg.

The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Please send your application including a CV, list of publications, and the names and contact information of at least two references via e-mail with reference to the code number to Professor Thomas Burg,

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Code No. 29

Published on

January 20, 2023

Application deadline

February 28, 2023