Let’s revolutionize optogenetic research together!
We believe that every single team member is essential for the success of a company! Beautiful Freiburg is the perfect place for a healthy work-life balance. Our office is in the heart of the technical campus of the University, in the Freiburg Innovation Center. We share the FRIZ with many other startups and high-tech companies, generating a very cool vibe of people following their passion.
The black forest, France and Switzerland are all close by and offer endless cultural and adventurous experiences! Do you want to become part of a growing biotech company in beautiful Freiburg? We are looking for team members!
I am Luis engineer and developer at opto biolabs. As a mechatronics and microsystems engineer, my passion for optics and light led me into the field of microscopy and applied physics. Intrigued by the interdisciplinary work and the exciting challenges, I got fascinated by the life sciences. Together with Kathrin, I decided to realize the vision behind opto biolabs and to bring the best illumination solutions for optogenetic research to scientists around the world. Ever since we started opto biolabs I have striven to do my best to design and engineer smart and useful products that provide scientists with what they need to reach their goals.
I am Kareem an embedded systems engineer with deep passion for all things technology. I started to work at opto biolabs as a student in 2019 and helped with the production of opto biolabs’ products as well as with the development of new products. I was especially involved in the development of the optoWELL, where I worked on both, the hardware and software of the device. Although I moved to Munich in the meantime, I am still supporting the team and love to freelance and keep up with the developments at opto biolabs.
I am Kathrin and I used to be an optogenetic scientist. During my PhD, I was so frustrated by the lack of illumination devices and how that hindered and slowed down my research that I decided to start opto biolabs together with Luis. Now we can help other scientists around the globe speed up their research. There is nothing cooler in the world than one of our customers telling me that our devices improved their research and that experiments finally reproducible results!
I am Desareta and I am office manager at opto biolabs! I make sure everything runs smoothly in the background. I take care of bills, parcel deliveries, ordering and much more! I like being involved in many different areas of the company and to learn so many new things. The flexible working hours help me to balance my work and raising my 4 year old daughter.
I am Maxi and a student HiWi at opto biolabs and I help with production of the optoWELL devices. But with my growing experience, I am also more and more involved in the development of future devices. I love that our new office space is on the technical campus of the University, so I can just stop by between lectures.
I am Pranay and a student HiWi at opto biolabs. I help with the production of optoWELL devices. But my background in Embedded Systems Engineering also enables me to help with the software development of opto biolabs’ devices.
How we work!
We focus on the people
Our focus is on people – including our employees and customers – as they are the key elements to our growth and success!
We believe in independence, freedom and intrinsic motivation. Nobody likes to track each other’s hours or complain if you want to go skiing on a perfect powder day as long as you are willing to work another time. Every person is most productive in a different way and we respect that. What counts is what we achieve as a team and we understand how flexibility and trust can spawn creativity and passion. These are essential to create great products that will help our customers achieve their research goals.
We want our work to be meaningful and to make a difference somewhere in the world. Whether it is a tedious and cumbersome task or a phenomenally exciting experiment, we do our work diligently and take pride in what we accomplish. We understand that there is no short-cut to our goals so we work to accomplish what we strive to achieve and leverage our talents in the process. Teamwork is a source of strength and we rely on each other on the path towards our common goals.