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: undefined
Universitätsklinik Freiburg: undefined
Max-Planck Institutes: undefined
Fraunhofer Institutes: undefined
Friedrich Miescher Institute: undefined
Universität Basel: undefined
IGBMC Strasbourg: undefined

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.


MIAP: Microscopist/Project Manager (50%)

MIAP: Microscopist/Project Manager (50%)


Job offer from April 10th 2019

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Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform Freiburg (MIAP)
Life Imaging Center (LIC)
Center for Biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA)
Habsburgerstr. 49
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau


Microscopist / Project Manager  (50%)

Project Description:

The well-established MIAP-Freiburg network ( was founded in 2016, supported by the DFG call for “Core facilities” with the aim to connect microscopy and image analysis resources in Freiburg at the Albert-Ludwigs University, the University Medical Center, the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM), in Basel at the University of Basel and the Friedrich-Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), in Strasbourg at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) and in Mulhouse at the Université Haute-Alsace. Light microscopy is one of the key methods in life and natural science research in Freiburg. MIAP brings together more than 30 advanced imaging systems including laser scanning confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, wide-field microscopy, TIRF, STED/PALM/STORM and developers and programmers in the area of microscopy and optics. The Freiburg based MIAP members alone support approx. 450 users from 150 work groups per year. More than 30.000 hours of instrument time is booked annually.


Required qualifications:

- Master’s degree (M. Sc. or comparable degree) and preferably a doctoral degree (Ph. D.) in biology, physics, life science or comparable fields.

- Experience in basic and advanced light microscopy techniques.

- Proactive team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills who enjoys working with and connecting to people from different scientific areas.

- The ideal candidate is ready to work in a dynamic international multi-user environment, connecting scientists and facilities across different research areas, institutions and borders.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Working language in MIAP will be mostly English).


Desired qualifications:

- Experience in project management would be very helpful and a great advantage.

- Experience with website maintenance, content management systems (e.g. Typo3, WordPress) and database software (FileMaker) would be a great advantage.

- Work experience in an imaging facility or in industry related to microscopy.

- Good verbal and written communication skills in French would be an advantage.

Your tasks:


a) Integration and Excellence:
Together with the MIAP team and the international MIAP partner units, you will establish and develop a highly competitive and Europe-wide visible platform for microscopy and image analysis. You will analyze and improve already existing structures, engage in discussions, get in direct contact with current and potential MIAP partner units and support the scientific and administrative development of the MIAP project. You will have a chance to directly shape and influence the future of the MIAP project by contributing to the follow-up grant application process. With your expertise, you will increase both quality and visibility of the MIAP network.

b) Workshop Organization
Together with the MIAP team, you will organize the very successful MIAP workshop series. The workshops you will be responsible for consist of interdisciplinary topics in the field of microscopy and image analysis. In order to develop and enhance the MIAP workshop activities, you will act as a direct interface between academia and industry, where you will discuss the needs and hot-topics in the field to define the highlights of future MIAP workshop activities.

c) User Education, Staff Training and Mentoring
Scientific and technical education of users, as well as professional training and development of staff members are important tasks at any core facility. Together with the MIAP team and the LIC team, you will establish concepts, routines and technical prerequisites for streamlined user education and staff training across the MIAP partner facilities.

d) Meetings and Representation
Together with the MIAP team you will organize a regular series of bi-annual meetings of all partner facilities. You will develop the concept and agenda for the meetings, again in close contact with the partner facilities. You will reach out to academia and companies in the field of life science and imaging to increase both diversity and impact of future MIAP activities. You will represent the MIAP network at local, national and international meetings.

The temporary position is currently limited until 31.08.2020 due to the DFG project runtime. Depending on a successful follow-up grant application, there might be the possibility of a position prolongation. The nature of the position requires a candidate who is flexible in time to cover events in the afternoon on demand. The salary will be determined in accordance with TVL-E13.
The Albert-Ludwigs University is committed to increase the number of female scientists. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Roland Nitschke. Send your application documents, including motivation letter, CV, and two references only via email to

Application deadline: 09.05.2019