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Postdoctoral Position In Adaptive Optics and Microscopy

Institut Langevin at ESPCI
Institute of Biology at Ecole Normale Supérieure

Posted June 13, 2010

The goal of the project is to go beyond the physical limitations of current microscopy techniques by developing new technology that will improve the resolution of Optical Coherence Tomography and 2-Photon Fluorescence Microscopy. The enhancement of the resolution of these techniques is directly linked to the quality of the focal spot, and it is well known that penetrating deep into biological tissues degrades the wavefront. It will respond to the urgent need to perform in vivo deep-tissue imaging in domains including e.g. neurobiology, developmental biology and biopsy.

The Institut Langevin at ESPCI and the Institute of Biology at Ecole Normale Supérieure are looking for a skilled postdoctoral candidate at the interface of Physics (Optics) and Biology. His task will be to develop new concepts of wavefront sensor adapted to in-depth measurement based on coherence gating for biological imaging. He will be in charge of designing the sensor and responsible for its implementation on a 2-photon microscope. The ultimate goal is to obtain aberration-free and ultra-deep imaging in the rat cortex.

The successful candidate will have preferentially developed the following skills and qualities during his PhD:
  • a good knowledge of experimental optics and microscopy,
  • a taste for biophysics,
  • a good ability to work in a team.
Duration: 18 months.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Modeling MEMS and NEMS, Pelesko
Please send CV with publication list and cover letter to

Sylvain Gigan
Institut Langevin – ESPCI
10 rue Vauquelin
75005 Paris
email: sylvain.gigan@espci.fr

Laurent Bourdieu
Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure – IBENS
46 rue d’Ulm
75005 Paris,
email: laurent.bourdieu@ens.fr



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