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Ivan Grnja

Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

Work experience

Sep 2014Present

Research Assistant

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
  • Spinning disk, confocal and light-sheet microscopy
  • Image analysis and processing with ImageJ/Fiji and MATLAB
  • Microfluidics and micromanufacturing
Sep 2010Feb 2013

Project Manager

  • Coordination of projects including applications, budget planning and management, project implementation and management
  • Organization and management of fact finding missions, seminars, party building and training events
  • Liaison with international partners
  • Grant applications (~50 000€ a year)
Sep 2008Oct 2012

Junior Consultant

Technology Development Center-TERA Tehnopolis Ltd
  • Project management
  • University technology transfer and building university - industry links
  • Organization of workshops and seminars as support for local enterpreneurship community
  • Technical editor in 3 publications
  • Coordination of several EU and national projects


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Sep 2013Present

M.Sc. Physics

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Advanced-level courses in Nanobiotechnology, Neurophysics and Stellar Astrophysics
  • Additional training at LOEWE center for synthetic microbiology (SYNMIKRO)
Oct 2010Oct 2013

M.Edu. Physics and Computer Science

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Master thesis: "Long-term photometry of variable stars"
  • Advanced-level courses in experimental physics, astronomy and astrophysics; IT systems theory, statistical analysis, databases and data mining
  • Broad selection of general courses focusing on didactics
Oct 2012Sep 2013

ERASMUS study visit

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

FB13, Department of Physics

Sep 2005Oct 2010

B.Sc. Physics

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Broad selection of courses in fundamental physics, as well as advanced-level courses in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics and statistical physics

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