Postdoc on Imaging Infection: Germany

The Division of Microbiology at the School of Biology/Chemistry, University of Osnabrück opens a position for a Post-Doc (m/f/d) in a project on imaging pathogen exit from host cells. The postdoc is available for 3 years in a DFG-funded project within the priority programme SPP 2225 ‘Exit Strategies’.

Your tasks:

  • Planning, execution and evaluation of light microscopic and/or ultrastructural analyses of infection experiments
  • Investigation of cell exit of pathogens in various infection models of bacterial and eukaryotic pathogens
  • Development and application of correlative light and electron microscopy strategies for infection models
  • Application of volumetric ultrastructural analyses
  • Quantitative image analysis, correlation, 3D reconstruction and segmentation
  • Discussion of results and consultation with members of SPP 2225

Requirements for employment:

  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subjects
  • Working experience with current techniques of light and electron microscopy
  • Working experience with current methods of micrograph analysis

Ideally you have:

  • Working experience in microbiology, biochemistry or cell biology
  • Experience in the analysis of bacterial pathogens
  • Working experience with modern microscopy techniques
  • Very good academic record
  • Structured and independent way of working
  • Team-oriented working style
  • Good English-language communication

We offer you:

  • Pay grade E13 TV-L, 100 %
  • Cooperation in a DFG priority programme with 18 working groups and 2 analysis platforms
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation in the CellNanOs research centre
  • State-of-the-art instrumental infrastructure in a cooperative working environment of the Imaging Center iBiOs at the University of Osnabrück
  • Part-time employment is possible


Please send your application with the usual documents and two reference addresses to Michael Hensel. We look forward to receiving your application.

As a family-friendly university, the University of Osnabrück is committed to the compatibility of work/study and family. The University of Osnabrück particularly wants to promote the professional equality of women and men. Therefore, it strives to increase the proportion of the gender that is underrepresented in the respective area. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

Further information

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel at +49 541 969 3940,

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