Vacancy No. 313/2024

Software Developer in Micro-Robotics (m/f/d)

Job description

We are exploring groundbreaking approaches in the field of fluid robotics, particularly the use of optically controlled flows for precise micromanipulation of biological cells and microrobotics. Expand our research and the boundaries of fluid robotics and optical micromanipulation. Your tasks will include software development for new screening and microscopy methods. Specifically, your duties will include:

  • Software development in LabVIEW
  • Maintenance and improvement of existing LabVIEW programs with a focus on performance
  • Synchronization of various hardware components
  • Control and monitoring of existing microscopes and adapted protocols for new functions
  • Integration of Python routines in LabVIEW
  • Integration of retrofit modules for the maintenance of older microscopes
  • Research data management
Personal qualification

You have a Master degree in computer science, engineering sciences (electrical engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering), physics, or comparable fields with extensive experience (several years) in software development in LabVIEW. Knowledge of Python is an advantage. Additionally, you bring practical experience in experimental photonics, optical microscopy, microfluidics, or microrobotics as well as advanced instrument control. Very good English skills and excellent communication skills are also required.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Biological and Chemical Systems - Biological Information Processing (IBCS-BIP)

Starting date

ab sofort/as soon as possible

Contract duration

2 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Moritz Kreysing, email:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 313/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Kaiser
phone: +49 721 608-22438,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.