Post-doc position on Atomic force microscopy

Revealing structure, mechanics and chemistry of plant cell walls on the nanoscale using Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

Extent of employment: full time (40 Hours per Week)

Duration of employment: 12 months, extendible to 24 month

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with background in biophysics to join the interdisciplinary research group “BIONAMI” (, seeking for new insights into biological materials on the micro- and nano scale.

The ideal candidates should have a completed doctorate in biophysics, Material Science or related fields with strong expertise in Atomic force microscopy approaches on biological materials.  Experience in nanoIR and sample preparation methods (microtomy) would be highly valued as well as strong interest in plant cell walls. Cutting-edge instrumentation for sample preparation (cryo-microtomy, ultra-microtomy..) and characterization of structure, chemistry and mechanics on the micro- and nanoscale (e.g. several AFMs combined with Confocal Raman microscope and fluorescence microscopy, FT-IR microscopy, electron microscopy,…) offer great opportunities for curious and talented researchers. The AFM experiments will be part of multimodal imaging approaches to finally reveal important structure-function relationships.  Therefore the candidate has also to have strong communication skills and fluent English to act successfully within the multidisciplinary research project.

If you are interested please send your application  to

The application should include:

  • A cover-letter stating research interests and why you apply for this positions
  • A CV, including list of publications
  • Contact information for two referees