Location: Lübeck, Germany

Type: Postdoc

An interdisciplinary research group of the University of Lübeck is establishing intravital STED nanoscopy for investigating the blood-brain barrier. The group is looking for a postdoc starting in the first half of 2019.

The project is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the call ‘Neuartige, experimentelle Lichtmikroskopie für die Forschung’. It aims to adapt STED nanoscopy to the in vivo imaging of vascular processes in the neurosciences. New microscopic techniques such as advanced scanning patterns, adaptive optics and microsopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) shall enable a multiscale imaging with minimized photodamage.

The research group for STED nanoscopy is localized in the Small Animal Imaging Lübeck (SAIL) facility in the Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM), University of Lübeck. It is based on a broad background in biomedical optics, intravital microscopy and cerebrovascular biology, but the specific technology for applying intravital STED nanoscopy to cerebral vessels has to be established within the project. Therefore, the ideal candidate should seek technological challenges with high scientific potential. He/she has studied physics, biology or related subjects and has gathered in-depth experience in biomedical optics, microscopy and neurosciences. The willingness to interact with an interdisciplinary research group is mandatory. Funding of the position has been secured for five years and continuation of the project is intended beyond that time.

 

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