WA 47/23

November 2nd 2023 

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. Within the research group “Visual Data Analysis”, we are offering at the earliest possible date until March 31st 2025 a 

Research Position (f/m/d) 
Reference Code: WA 47/23 
Pay Grade: E 13 / E 14 TV-L Berlin (100 %).

Job description 

Within the BMBF-funded project "MODAL MedLab" you will develop and implement methods for the automated segmentation of three-dimensional (3D) image data of cellular and subcellular structures acquired by cryo-electron tomography. Like no other imaging technique, cryo-electron tomography allows the recording and analysis of structures of a living cell down to individual macromolecules. For the segmentation of these 3D data, which still represents a great challenge despite enormous progress in imaging, artificial neural networks shall be applied. The research and development work will be carried out in close cooperation with well-known and in their field leading partners from industry and research. 

Your profile 

  • Very good Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, physics, mathematics or related disciplines,
  • advanced knowledge and experience in image processing,
  • experience with deep neural networks,
  • good programming skills in C++, Python or similar language,
  • creativity and a high degree of commitment to problem solving,
  • good command of written and spoken English.

Additionally, you are

  • a team player who is interested in interdisciplinary collaborations
  • interested in biological problems

We are offering a friendly working atmosphere with flexible work and meeting times, excellent equipment, and a challenging professional environment 

as well as 

  • comprehensive training in a competent and cooperative team,
  • an additional pension scheme (VBL),
  • 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours (flexitime),
  • a salary in accordance with TV-L (Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States), considering the relevant professional experience,
  • an end-of-year bonus,
  • discounted public transport (BVG) ticket as part of the capital city allowance,
  • and the use of canteens and sports programs of the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) at reduced rates.


Due to our involvement in major regional cooperative projects, such as the Einstein Center for Mathematics (ECMath), the DFG Cluster of Excellence MATH+, the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) or the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), we have close ties to universities and research institutes in the region.

Although the position is advertised full-time, a part-time agreement is also possible.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply. Since women are underrepresented in information technology, the ZIB is trying to increase the proportion of women in this research area.

Applicants with disabilities will be preferred as long as equally qualified.

Please send your application, quoting the reference code WA 47/23, including a cover letter, a CV and further meaningful documents as one PDF file to jobszib.de by December 3rd 2023 (date of receipt).

Our private policy statement regarding application data is available at www.zib.de/impressum.

For further information about this vacancy, please refer to our website www.zib.de or contact
Dr. Daniel Baum (baumzib.de).

For further job offers please visit our website at www.zib.de. 

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