Research Associate (Microscopy)

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University of Virginia

The W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI), Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate (Microscopy) position.

The incumbent will be developing a new optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to investigate cellular metabolism in cells and live animal. The Research Associate will be responsible for administrating and training the center users on various microscopy systems including wide-field, TIRF, confocal, multiphoton, two-photon in vivo imaging, FLIM, and FRET microscopy. The incumbent expected to have some experience in computer administration, two-photon in vivo animal imaging, optical instrumentation development, and software code writing. The research associate should have an interest/ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in multidisciplinary investigators involved in the KCCI. Research Associate should have experience in preparing research articles in cellular metabolism studies to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) at UVA is an internationally known center in advanced microscopy imaging. KCCI is highly interactive with outstanding investigators across grounds including from School of Engineering, Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine; provides an excellent training and teaching for graduate and undergraduate students on various microscopy techniques. Historical strengths of KCCI is development of advanced FRET and FLIM imaging systems, techniques and data analysis which are used to train the national and international scientist’s through annual hands training workshop on FRET and FLIM microscopy.

Postdoctoral Position in Image Processing and Analysis for Fluorescence Microscopy

Application Deadline: November 5th, 2020

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Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT ( invites qualified level applicants for a Post Doc position at the “Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy” Research Line lead by Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini.

Recent technological advancements in fluorescence microscopy have made it possible to collect rich, multi-parametric data – such as the emission spectra, the excitation spectra, the excited-state lifetime, the polarization, and the photon statistics – of the specimen under investigation, simultaneously, in a single measurement, with a single instrument. As a result, the collected data cannot anymore be considered simply an image, but a multi-dimensional dataset from which one can not only extract the specimen structural information, but functional information as well. Currently, there is a huge lack of analytical methods and algorithms to effectively take advantage of the wealth of information that the current state-of-the-art microscopes collect. As a Postdoc at MMS (IIT) the selected candidate will take charge of developing such methods.

The selected candidate will use different computational tools, including deep/machine learning approaches, to explore this multi-dimensional data and extract more detailed sample structural and functional information.

The candidate will work on datasets collected by different microscopy architectures, from super-resolution microscopes to conventional systems, having the possibility to give his/her contribution to many different projects, and at the same time to get a very broad understanding of the data analysis workflows in different microscopy methods and applications.

Postdoctoral Position in Multimodal Optical Microscopy

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Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT ( invites qualified level applicants for a Postdoc position at the Nanoscopy&NIC@IIT Research Line lead by Prof. Alberto Diaspro.

We are looking for a skillful and motivated young scientist with a background in biology, biophysics or closely related discipline with previous experience in fluorescence labeling and imaging. The candidate should ideally have documented expertise in optical microscopy including illumination sources, image processing, detection, fluorescence and other mechanisms of contrast fluorescence labeling.

Previous experience in confocal laser scanning microscopy, two-photon excitation and STED (stimulated emission depletion microscopy) will be considered a plus. Ability to work as part of a team is fundamental.

The project is related to a multimodal approach in optical microscopy to investigate biological cells providing information at molecular resolution about chromatin organization and functional consequences. To this end, the selected candidate will work on optical modules implementing a variety of mechanism of contrast (fluorescence parameters, phase information, polarization based information to be processed within a machine learning contest). The project will be carried out within the multidisciplinary environment available in IIT with specific interest for collaborations in biology, nanoscopy and artificial intelligence.

Director of the Integrated Imaging Center

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Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for Director of the Integrated Imaging Center (IIC) Facility located at the Homewood campus. This is a full-time, salaried staff position (with option as untenured research faculty), supported by the School of Arts and Science (KSAS) and the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE). The Integrated Imaging Center Facility houses instrumentation serving the diverse research interests of Johns Hopkins University. Equipment and capabilities of the facility include fluorescence confocal microscopy, light-sheet microscopy, conventional electron and cryo-electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, flow cytometry/cell sorting; and 3D Bioprinting. The IIC serves ~150 labs across Hopkins and neighboring universities with instrumentation totaling ~$12.5 million.

The Director will manage and grow the IIC as follows:

Supervise 3-4 staff members
Assist and coordinate activities with research labs
Coordinate and write grants with faculty input for new equipment
Oversee new equipment procurement
Administer the IIC budget, including user fees and maintenance contracts
Manage instrument maintenance and repair
Develop standards and practices for safe and ethical use of shared equipment
Direct and provide training on instrument operations
Direct periodic technical workshops on recent advances
Provide consultation on experimental design
Advertise and publicize IIC capabilities
Pursue optional collaborative or independent research on imaging technologies

Big Image Data Systems Engineer

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Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute depends on state-of-the-art Scientific Computing systems and services to enable world-leading research. Many of our science and technology platforms (STPs), including Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Histopathology, and High Content Screening, produce large volumes of image data each year. Individual files and data sets frequently comprise many terabytes, and are therefore challenging to efficiently move, store, analyse, and present.
We have created the role of Big Image Data Systems Engineer (BIDSys) to address these issues by bridging the Scientific Computing and Imaging STPs. The BIDSys will optimise our computing and network architecture and performance to facilitate work with large image files. The role will involve wrangling of large image data sets, and the development of strategies to optimise working with large image data files, including analysis on dedicated systems and use of the high-performance compute cluster. The BIDSys will be responsible for the deployment and management of open source tools such as OMERO and CATMAID for image data management and analysis, and implement and develop software tools around these platforms.

Research Specialist

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Emory University

The Reseach Specialist role will be centered around cutting-edge quantitative microscopy, supporting data acquisition on our 3i Lattice Light Sheet Microscope (LLSM) and Abberior Facility Line 3D STED & TCSPC systems, coupled with the subsequent data analyses. Emory’s Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) core facility is one of the largest microscopy core facilities in the south eastern region with 19 microscopes and 4 analysis workstations across 4 locations on Emory's main campus ( We have multiple standard options such as widefield, confocal, and live cell spinning disk, together with advanced techniques including multiphoton, super-res, and light sheet microscopy. We are looking for a dedicated person passionate about imaging and helping life sciences researchers get the most out of today's cutting-edge microscopes and the ever-complicated data sets.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases
Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.
General microscopy training, maintenance and user support
Train and assist researchers on lattice light sheet and super resolution microscopes
Consult and assist researchers with quantitative data analysis aspects of their projects
Data analysis and interpretation (design, development, and programming of custom/personalized analyses)
Monitor current life sciences literature for new directions in quantitative analysis
Assist in design and build of custom microscope systems (entire systems and add ons to current systems)
Efficiently managing multiple schedules, communications and administration for continuous fusion of above tasks

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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King's College London

The Padilla-Parra lab is offering a postdoc position funded by the ERC CoG award to be appointed at the Department of Infectious Diseases. The successful candidate’s role will be to conduct research consisting on the application of mathematical analysis of single molecule data to study on the molecular basis of HIV-1 virus entry and fusion.

The successful candidate will have track record of image analysis, developing algorithms for single molecule spectroscopy and machine learning; including published papers in high profile journals. They will also have clear experience in programming using R, Matlab and or ImageJ, as well as experience co-supervising MSc and PhD students.

Bioimage Analyst

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University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for a position as Bioimage Analyst at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to commence as soon as possible. CFIM was inaugurated in August 2010 and services more than 1800 users with access to state of the art light- and electron microscopes. The successful applicant will be part of a highly international team composed of light and electron microscopy application specialists and laboratory technicians. CFIM is located in the center of Copenhagen, at the North Campus of the University and has the mission of giving highest-level user service provision in advanced microscopy technologies to internal and external users from a broad range of disciplines within life sciences.

Light Microscopy Core Facility Support Specialist

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University of Helsinki

We are looking for a highly motivated Laboratory Engineer / light microscopy core facility support specialist for the Biomedicum Imaging Unit at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine. You would be joining a team of four support personnel and strengthening our capability to offer light microscopy and image analysis support for a community of about 250 researchers from over 80 groups. Other tasks would include, but not be limited to, basic instrument maintenance and day to day core facility management and development.

Regional Sales Engineer

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Imaris/Oxford Instruments

As a sales engineer, you will combine technical knowledge with sales skills to achieve sales targets and build strong territory presence and pipeline, developing the
research market for Imaris products

Postdoctoral Associate - Saalfeld Lab

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We are looking for a postdoctoral associate who is enthusiastic about developing novel machine learning based analysis methods for large biological images and videos at the interface of cell biology and neuroscience. We are working closely with experimentalists and software engineers and you will be able to establish and design your own research project in tight collaboration with our and other labs, with access to excellent scientific and engineering support staff and resources. We are open source and open science enthusiasts, your work will contribute to popular open source packages in the field.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Morgridge Institute for Research

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the newly established Grant Laboratory within the Morgridge Institute for Research. The focus of the lab is the development of methods for single-particle cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo electron tomography (cryo-ET). The lab also develops the software package cisTEM (, a user-friendly package for processing cryo-EM data.

Group Leader, X-ray Imaging

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory

We are seeking to recruit a group leader to develop X-ray imaging applications in the life sciences towards a future user facility.

Software Consultants

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Pachitariu Lab at HHMI Janelia is looking for software consultants to work remotely on various software packages developed in the lab (Suite2p, Kilosort or Cellpose).

Postdoctoral Researchers: Neural Basis of Rodent Cognition

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Pachitariu Lab at HHMI Janelia is looking for postdoctoral researchers to lead projects that investigate the neural basis of cognition in rodents. The lab uses large-scale neural recordings combined with modern computational and theoretical approaches.

Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist

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MIT Whitehead Institute | Cambridge, MA

The Technical Assistant assists the Keck Facility manager in core facility operations including training of users (grad students, post docs, faculty and research staff), maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and affiliated software and peripherals, creating accounts, inventory and ordering of supplies, and basic image analysis assistance. The Technical Assistant will perform all duties in accordance with Whitehead Institute's behavioral standards, mission, values, and vision.

Research Support Specialist (Microscopy and Image Analysis)

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Bio-Imaging Resource Center at Rockefeller University

The Research Support Specialist will be advising and training users in all areas of optical microscopy, including microscope set-up, experimental design, sample preparation and data evaluation, also troubleshooting, microscope maintenance and miscellaneous laboratory maintenance.

Product Owner

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Center for Open Science (COS) | Charlottesville, VA

Each of COS’s Product Owners manage, a collaborative project management tool for researchers. COS’s product suite is comprised of six product interfaces (, Preprints, Registries, Institutions, Collections, Meetings) that enable specific phases in the research lifecycle. With support from the broader Product team, this vital member of the product team will understand the use cases and workflows of the products; manage product feedback of features, improvements, and bugs in the product backlog; work with new communities to build strong relationships; and prepare to launch new branded interfaces.

Science Program Officer, Computational Biology

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Redwood City, CA

CZI Science is hiring two computational biology positions. The Science Officer will determine priorities in Computational Biology across scientific areas relevant to CZI’s mission, which currently include single-cell biology, microscopy and medical imaging, metagenomics, and neurodegeneration. You will work laterally across these programs to identify computational and quantitative needs, and to implement the solutions that make them more than the sum of their parts. You will help design, review, and oversee grant-making programs with other Science Officers, providing a computational perspective based on your knowledge of modern computational and statistical methods, and an understanding of the underlying scientific areas. You will interact with external scientists, who may be grantees or collaborators, to advance program goals. In addition, you will lead and recruit a small team of computational biologists who are deeply embedded in specific program areas, provide technical leadership to them, and guide them in their hands-on work. Other, related positions are also available.

Junior Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

We are now seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented light microscopy imaging specialist at an early career stage, who shall become part of the LMF team supporting imaging projects in the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology, biochemistry and biophysics.

The position is available immediately. The initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility to extend for another 3 - 4 years. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (the salary agreement for public service employees). For inquiries, please contact the leader of the LMF MPI-CBG, Dr. Jan Peychl via email:

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