Open Positions

Find some highlighted open positions and job opportunities at our partner institutes within the MIAP framework

General Information

General Information

Since MIAP consists of many partner units, distributed over 3 countries, we can offer a large number of career opportunities in life science, microscopy and image analysis. With partner institutes including traditional universities, research centers and facilities of the Max Planck Institutes and Fraunhofer Institutes we offer a quite diverse range of job opportunities in the "Upper Rhine Region".

You can find all relevant and latest job offers directly on the partner institutes career websites:

Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg:
Universitätsklinik Freiburg:
Max-Planck Institutes:
Fraunhofer Institutes:
Friedrich Miescher Institute:
Universität Basel:
IGBMC Strasbourg:

Please keep in mind: The recruitment process is sometimes long and complicated. Therefore the procedure is quite different between our partner institutes and sometimes even between facilities within one institute. In some cases not all of the job offers are listed on the general recruitment page of a given institute but on sub-pages of faculties, divisions, facilities or individual research groups. Therefore it is a good idea to check the websites of the research groups and (core) facilities of interest in addition to commercial career websites for latest job offers.

On this website we want to highlight a selection of job offers in the field of life science, microscopy and image analysis from our MIAP partner network. This list is based on submissions from our partner units to the MIAP administration. It is only a selection and not showing all job offers of our partner institutes.

If you have any kind of question regarding a job offer posted on this website, please contact the contact person listed in the job offer or MIAP (< If you want to list your job offer on this website you can contact MIAP directly (

We hope you will find some interesting job opportunities and wish you all the best for your future career. We'd like to hear from you again as an employee of one of our partner institutes within the MIAP framework.


ALU - IMTEK: PhD / Postdoc Position

ALU - IMTEK: PhD / Postdoc Position

Direct link to this job offer: Job Offer


Prof. Dr. Alexander Rohrbach
Lab for Bio- and Nano-Photonics

University of Freiburg

Georges-Köhler-Allee 102
79110 Freiburg im Breisgau


Open PhD or Post-Doc Position:

Bessel light-sheet microscopy: object adapted illumination and opto-genetic switching with computer holograms

Job offer from January 15th, 2020

In a project funded by the new excellence cluster CIBSS (University of Freiburg), the lab for Bio- and Nano-Photonics seek a physicist or engineer to continue and extend our research on light-sheet microscopy using scanned holo-graphically shaped Bessel beams.  

Your tasks

In this project, we will extend/develop a light-sheet microscope, which will be equipped with two spatial light modulators (SLM) for high-end 4D imaging of large, scattering specimen and for precise opto-genetic switching with either blue light or pulsed NIR light. Unprecedented image quality will be achieved by using holographically shaped, object adapted, confocal Bessel beams for imaging various samples provided by the collaboration partners. By a novel postprocessing method, we are able to separate diffusive and ballistic photons, which leads to a high image quality also deep inside the specimen. By developing a feedback controlled, holographic multipoint laser illumination through the second SLM, we will realize dynamic and precise opto-genetic switching in large specimen with superior precision and efficiency.

Your qualifications

We are seeking a motivated candidate with a strong background in optics and microscopy. The candidate (PhD/PostDoc salary of 65%/100% E13) should perform advanced experiments in optics and biology, together with hardware and software programming, with theoretical considerations and computer simulations to better understand a) coherent laser beam propagation (NIR and visible light) through complex cell arrangements b) Inducing calcium releases within neurons by switching proteins with blue light, which is holographically steered in space and time.


CIBSS is a new Excellence Cluster (EXC-2189) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. 

Applications and informal inquires: Prof. Dr. Alexander Rohrbach / phone +49 761 203 7536