PhD position (f/m/d)

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PhD position (f/m/d)
Stellen-ID: 2689
Facility: Third Institute of Physics - Biophysics
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jörg Enderlein
[email protected]
0551 39-26908
Date of filling: 01.02.2024
Application deadline: 29.11.2023

The Third Institute of Physics - Biophysics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of a
PhD position (f/m/d)
with 75 % of a full position. Regular working hours will be (currently 29,8 hours per week) with a limited contract of 3 years. This position should be filled by 01.02.2024. Salary: Pay grade E13 TV-L.
The position is part of the EU-funded project “Machine learning algorithms for advanced Super-resolution Optical Fluctuation Imaging (SOFI)” within the EU-MSCA “BE-LIGHT”.
To develop new machine learning (ML) computational tools to increase computational speed and improve performance achieving maximum resolution, contrast and quality of the final super-resolved optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI) images while obtaining 3D information. In a first step, high-quality experimental SOFI data will be generated. This involves selecting and characterizing optimal luminescent labels and buffer conditions suitable for SOFI (high photostability, optimal stochastic intensity blinking properties). A large number of organic dyes, fluorescent proteins, nanocrystals and the recently introduced carbon nanodots will be considered. In a second step, new algorithmic approaches for SOFI analysis will be explored. This will be based on self-learning multilayer neural network (NN) topologies, and here the tremendous recent advances with such methods for the analysis of stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) data will be used, in particular single-molecule localization based super-resolution microscopy.
We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate that has a strong foundation in both biomedical sciences (ideally with a master in biochemistry/biomedicine) but strong interest in super-resolution microscopy and data analysis, excellent computing skills, and interest in physical optics. The applicant must have proficiency in cell biology, fluorescence microscopy/spectroscopy, and computing with Matlab/Python.
Excellent communication skills in English, and experience in data visualization using a wide range of open-source tools. You hold a completed master/diploma degree in biological/chemical/physical sciences or a closely related field. You are willing to collaborate in setting up a research network on bioimaging.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic form as one single pdf file by 29.11.2023 within three weeks after publication of this advertisement to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Third Institute of Physics-Biophysics, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, e-mail: [email protected] .
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Enderlein, phone: +49 (0)551 3926908, e-mail: [email protected] .
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