Join our group of neuroscientists, engineers, biologists and physicists to develop new deep-tissue microscopy techniques and study brain function at great depths. The lab is located at the Charité Medical School and Humboldt University campus in the center of Berlin. We are part of an active neuroscience and imaging community at the Einstein Center for Neurosciences, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and Humboldt University.

Main activities

  • Develop cutting-edge deep-tissue imaging techniques based on two- and three-photon microscopy, wavefront shaping and adaptive optics.
  • Collaborate with neuroscientists and implement your designs in vivo to study the function of deep-seated neural circuits. We have active collaborations with the labs of Matthew Larkum, James Poulet, Michael Brecht and others.

Your profile:

  • Strong academic background in engineering, physics and/or biomedical imaging
  • Experience in one or more of the following: optical microscope design, adaptive optics, wavefront shaping
  • Hands-on experience in building optical setups
  • Programming skills, ideally in MATLAB or Python and experience with hardware interfacing

Consider applying if you...

  • …would like to work in a diverse team of scientists with different academic backgrounds
  • …have an interest in basic science questions as well as in technology
  • …believe that communication and interaction with your peers are a key component of research
  • …are aware of what you don't know (we will enable you to learn it)
  • …know when to be critical of ideas and when to be constructive
  • …would like to develop and pursue your own ideas in a supportive team


  • Live in a global city that welcomes foreigners
  • Competitive academic salaries, high purchasing power and low rents
  • Family friendly city: free daycare, kindergarten and school

Application is open until the position is filled. Please email a brief statement of your research interests (< 1/2 page), attach a copy of your CV and include "[deepimage2018]" in the email subject. You can find more information about our lab at

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