The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) offers a nontenured W2 position for an
Independent Research Group Leader Position in the area of
Novel Miniaturized Optical Imaging in Biomedical Applications
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL)
in Erlangen plans to establish an independent research group
to develop novel miniaturized optical imaging systems for biomedical applications, ranging from neuroscience to endoscopy.
The group will be funded by the Max Planck Society and will be part of a new Center for Physics and Medicine
be jointly run by MPL, the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) and the University Hospital in Erlangen. The new research
group will have unique opportunities for collaboration with the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology and other medical
research groups at FAU. The group will be located at the new building of MPL and will have access to its state-of-the-art
cleanroom and fiber fabrication facility, mechanical workshop, electronics workshop as well as high-quality laser labs.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field with outstanding postdoctoral experience in an area of
immediate relevance to the planned research activities. The successful candidate will be offered a Max Planck Research
with a nontenured W2 position (equivalent to assistant or associate professor level) for a period of five years. The
term may be extended twice by two years conditioned on a positive review, available financial resources, and personnel
regulations. The funding package includes resources for personnel, consumables, and investments. The cumulative amount
of funding is competitive with top class start-up packages at the international level.
The Max Planck Society aims to support talented researchers early in their career path and welcomes applications from highly
qualified scientists. The Max-Planck society strives for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore
encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Applications should be sent electronically to our Human Resources Department (personal@mpl. mpg.de
). Your application
should include a CV, a list of publications, names of two expert references, a one-page summary of scientific achievements,
and a two-page research plan. The search committee will start reviewing applications on July 03, 2017
but will continue to
accept applications after this date, until the position is filled.
For more information please consult www.mpl.mpg.de
. Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Staudtstraße 2 · 91058 Erlangen · Germany