Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Leica Microsystems GmbH


Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Widely recognized for optical precision and innovative technology, the company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning and super-reso lut ion microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopy. Users of Leica Microsystems’ instruments and services can be found in both clinical and life science research, several surgical specializat ions, disciplines associated with material sciences, the manufacturing industry, and forensics services as well as in classrooms around the world. Instruments and workflow solutions for electron microscopy sample preparation for life sciences and industrial applications alike complete the company’s product portfolio.

Leica Microsystems has six major plants and product development sites located in Wetzlar and Mannheim (Germany}, Vienna (Austria}, Heerbrugg {Switzerland}, Morrisville (USA}, and Sing apore. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners

As a partner in this project, Leica intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. Leica would be able to host up to two Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondment s and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at Leica. Duration of secondments will be between 4 and 6 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at Leicawill come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of Leica.

At Leica, Fellows would have the opportunity to learn about the development, production and usage of microscopic imaging system as well as the commercialization of these microscopes into biomedical research markets. The Fellows would also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the operation of different imaging technologies and processes in Leica’s demo & application centers.