Advanced Imaging Specialist

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Harvard Medical School

The MicRoN core (Microscopy Resources On the North Quad) is a light microscopy core at Harvard Medical School that serves ~75 different groups throughout the Longwood Medical Area. The core currently hosts 14 instruments including widefield, TIRF, spinning disc confocal, scanning confocal, multiphoton and super-resolution SIM-TIRF. We would like to invite applications for an experienced Advanced Imaging Specialist. The successful candidate will be part of an enthusiastic team of microscopists to assist and train researchers in their advanced imaging and data analysis needs.

The Advanced Imaging Specialist will work closely with the MicRoN users to provide expertise on experimental design, develop and implement advanced imaging protocols, as well as provide data processing and image analysis solutions. S/he will train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the core instruments, especially in the more advanced imaging techniques. Additionally, s/he will maintain and customize the microscopes and software in the MicRoN core to meet advanced users needs and allow novel imaging experiments to be performed. The Advanced Imaging Specialist will assist the Core Director in organizing and teaching light microscopy courses and workshops.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology, Biophysics, Optical Engineering or related field. S/he must have a wide understanding of various imaging techniques and hands-on experience on imaging biological samples along with expertise in image processing and analysis (ImageJ, Imaris, Matlab…). S/he will be costumer service-oriented, demonstrate willingness to help our researchers and have excellent communication skills. Experience working with users in a core facility and experience in cell culture and immunostaining is preferred.

To apply, please email a PDF file that contains your CV and a cover letter to, adding “Application for Advanced Imaging Specialist” as a subject line. Please include the earliest or latest start dates in your cover letter. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Application deadline: April 30th. 2021

Staff Scientist

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Boston Children's Hospital

We are seeking a Staff Scientist who will help with daily operations at the IDDRC Cellular Imaging core, an active and growing shared-use microscopy facility in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. This core serves the imaging needs of more than 70 laboratories in Boston Children’s Hospital and the Longwood medical area. This is a full-time position.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with an interest in a career in biological sciences and/or core sciences who enjoy working collaboratively with other scientists and in teams. Candidates should be highly motivated, organized and have strong analytic skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic. Experience with optics or microscopy is required. They should have a Masters or an engineering degree with 7 or more years of relevant experience, or a PhD with 4 or more years of relevant experience. A strong academic background in math, physics, optics, science, engineering, neurobiology or biology is preferred. Immediate job start.

Research Specialist

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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a Microscopy Specialist.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day running of the Richard M. Dillaman Bioimaging Facility in order to support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research, and applied learning across the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Research Specialist position requires a high level of competency in biological imaging and duties include training students, faculty, research associates and visiting scientists in microscopy techniques. Users receiving training will include individuals with various levels of technical expertise from a diversity of backgrounds. The ability to maintain and efficiently manage all microscopy equipment and associated resources of the facility is a critical responsibility for this role. The successful candidate will demonstrate collaborative and engaged partnerships with those being trained and be willing to contribute their theoretical and practical knowledge to support researchers in their extramurally funded research programs.

Laboratory Technician II

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The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Assist in day to day operations of the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) ( by helping researchers with basic aspects of light microscopy data acquisition and imaging analysis.

Research Associate in Bio-Image Data Science

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Technische Universität Dresden

Starting as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 36 months. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The posts are generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please note that in your application. The positions offer the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

The Cluster of Excellence PoL ( is an interdisciplinary research center for biology, biophysics and computer science, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and offers a wide range of support structures. You will be part of the Bio-image Analysis (BiA) Technology Development Group at PoL and work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The mission of the BiA group is to develop modern and sustainable bio-image data analysis, big-image-data management and image-data-mining solutions. Projects are typically conducted in small interdisciplinary teams. Like all BiA group members, you know how to work independently, you take the initiative if necessary, you are a team player, and are comfortable with leading a project team. Knowledge exchange plays a major role, especially when working in teams that span multiple technology development and research groups and multiple disciplines.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is welcoming applications to a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship within the project EMBO EMBO IG 4734, with the title “Unveiling live-cell viral replication at the nanoscale”, financed by EMBO with the following conditions:

1. Duration: The fellowship will have the duration of 12 months with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project or until the end date of the project’s possible renewal, expected to start in month 2020, in the exclusiveness regime as the regulation of research fellow by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, IP into force.

2. Subject of Activities: The post-doctorate researcher will work closely with experimental researchers in the laboratory of Prof. Ricardo Henriques to conceive the ideal design for studies of viral infection with HIV-1 using super-resolution microscopy. The project involves establishing viral infection assays and the analysis of the viral entry process in cells. The aim is to explore new prototyped technology in the laboratory to understand how the viral entry process is linked to replication efficiency.

3. Research Groups: Optical Cell Biology – led by Prof. Ricardo Henriques

Light Microscopy Technician

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The University of Edinburgh

Full time 35 hours per week

Fixed Term for 3 Years

We are looking for a highly motivated Bio-imaging support scientist to join the Advanced Imaging Resource at the IGMM.

The Opportunity:

The AIR is a core facility comprising 25 cutting edge bioimaging systems including Confocals, Epifluorescent microscopes and super-resolution imaging and a bio-image analysis hub. The resource supports Molecular Medicine research from all IGMM centres as well as vistors from across Edinburgh University and the UK. The role will involve AIR user assistance and training, microscope maintenance and providing support with bioimage analysis.

Your skills and attributes for success:

A BSc or equivalent experience in Biomedicine, Molecular Cell Biology, Biophysics or related subjects
Research experience using quantitative light microscope to generate novel insights into biomedical science.
At least one year’s experience of a core light microscopy facility either as an end user or in a technical support role.
Strong record keeping, time management and organisational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Light Microscopy Applications Specialist

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University of Zurich

Applications are invited for a position as light microscopy specialist at the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis (ZMB) of the University of Zurich to commence 1st of June 2021.

The ZMB ( services more than 700 users a year with access, training and education in state of the art light- and electron microscopy. The ZMB is an advanced imaging core facility of the University of Zurich providing various imaging techniques in microscopy mainly in the life sciences. The focus is on techniques, instrumentation and know-how in electron and light microscopy including preparation.

Laboratory Technician II - Light Microscopy

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The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Assist in day to day operations of the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) ( by helping researchers with basic aspects of light microscopy data acquisition and imaging analysis.

Essential Functions:

Provide formal and on-demand training and/or assistance in proper use of basic imaging systems and in the use of image-processing and image-analysis software as needed
Develop methods and standard operating procedures
Perform monthly preventative maintenance and quality control testing of systems
Maintain troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on laboratory equipment in the LMF to keep it in the best possible order
Maintain literature awareness on light microscopy technology and best practices
Maintain logs of service requests and utilization
Maintain and develop customer relations
Prepare monthly utilization reports and coordinate with central administration for billing
Write reports and/or papers on completed work
Communicate with core directors and customers for sample processing when necessary
Perform purchasing, inventory maintenance and communication with vendors
Participate in group meetings related to operational services
Collaborate in the preparation of research proposals
Creating and optimizing procedures and SOP manuals and routine maintenance of general laboratory equipment
Other duties as assigned

BINA Program Administrator

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The Program Administrator position assists the Bioimaging North America (BINA) leadership, including the BINA Program Coordinator, in multiple projects and administrative duties. The person in this role will coordinate and participate in community activities towards research, education and outreach. The successful applicant will prepare and edit reports, presentations, and help the team track progress using project management tools. The program administrator will provide a wide range of administrative, clerical, and organizational support for BINA, including data entry, website and calendar management, preparing correspondence, and assisting with internal and external communications. The administrator is expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups at all levels of the organization to advance the mission of the network while working independently using initiative, creativity, and judgement to manage projects and solve problems.

Primary Responsibilities
Coordinate feedback with the BINA Program Coordinator to help execute and track projects; for example, to ensure implementation aligns with planned project timelines.
Prepare standard and/or ad hoc reports, organizing input from tools or teammates including reporting to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).
Collaborate with the Program Coordinator and other BINA members on projects and with external groups involved in BINA supported projects.
Support the Program Coordinator with project tracking, financial reporting and grant proposals.
Maintain physical and electronic files and mailing lists; create, prepare, edit, and proof-read documents; perform other organizational tasks such as sending regular electronic communications to BINA mailing lists.
Assist with presentations, including gathering information as appropriate, formatting and proofing slides, recording, typing and distributing minutes and posting presentations.
Coordinate calendars and meetings by scheduling, generating agendas, reserving rooms, inviting attendees and booking resources/catering as needed.
Event planning for single-day meetings through multi-day conferences. Prepare registration materials; manage reservations for event space, hotels, catering and receptions; send and review attendee surveys; manage budget and invoice payment. Complete expense reports and assist with travel arrangements and reimbursements.
Co-ordinate metrology suitcase program, send materials out to participants and organize regular QC checks on component performance.
Update and manage content on project websites and social media sites.
Perform other miscellaneous duties as required.

BINA Program Coordinator

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This position will fill a critical role in delivering the aims of the BioImaging North America (BINA) network, namely bringing together the bioimaging community across Canada, the United States and Mexico to enhance training and expertise, imaging quality control, technology dissemination, data sharing and collaboration and communication between its members. In addition, reaching out to our international partners in organization such as BioImaging UK and Global BioImaging. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating all significant interactions with the North American bioimaging community, including organizing community meetings and surveys, training materials and website content, and helping to prepare and deliver presentations and publications for the community.

The BINA Program Coordinator will report directly to Morgridge investigator Dr. Kevin Eliceiri, representing the BINA Executive Committee (EC), will engage with and support working group chairs and working group activities and will present regular status updates and project reports to the BINA leadership committee and funders. Interactions with our partner imaging networks worldwide to develop a coordinated approach towards enhancing the field of bioimaging will also form a primary role of this position.

Primary Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-funded BINA project. This includes working closely with working group (WG) chairs and EC members, and engaging with corporate partners, international networks, academic institutions and imaging facilities to continue to grow and build BINA. The Program Coordinator will help establish the strategic plan for BINA and identify key areas of focus for maximal impact. They will oversee regional training events, national meetings, exchange of expertise visits, quality control management with the metrology suitcase program and professional development programs. Example responsibilities will be:

Provide efficient operational support to members of BINA: work closely with the EC and BINA Administrator to organize network activities, funding applications and reports, team member support, communication and outreach/impact;
Work with the existing WG chairs and WGs to advance the work of BINA in specific areas such as Training & Education, Quality Control and Diversity & Inclusion, as well as establishing new WGs to address additional topics as the need and capacity arises;
Work alongside the Communications WG to develop the BINA website, prepare communications, draft presentations, briefing documents and background materials;
Manage conference or workshop participation and coordination, as well as developing policies and procedures for allocating funds for meetings and exchange of expertise visits;
Support the planning and organization of events and projects, including building stronger partnerships with our industrial collaborators;
Support the network’s efforts to engage with other national and transnational imaging networks, e.g., UK BioImaging, German BioImaging and Global BioImaging;
Establish and develop BINA policies, processes and systems, working with all network members to solve problems and provide solutions, efficiently and effectively;
Forge relationships with colleagues within the BINA network, in order to advance development and adoption of best practices;
Help to foster a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across BINA, ensuring that processes and policies are visible, accessible and transparent, and enabling network participation by all members of the North American bioimaging community;
Develop a good understanding of the range of activities, funding profile and facilities associated with BINA members and its partners;
Work with university, research councils, scientific journals and funding bodies to raise the profile of the academic work of the BINA network through regular presentations and updates;
Perform other miscellaneous duties as required.

Application Scientist/Application Developer for MINFLUX Microscopy

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Key Responsibilities:

MINFLUX microscopy of various samples for research and marketing activities
Development of protocols and workflows for MINFLUX imaging and tracking of biomedical and
biophysical samples
Contribution to R&D activities for the Abberior MINFLUX
Microscope demonstrations and workshops in Göttingen and around the world
Training and support for customers

Postdoctoral Fellow

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IRB Barcelona

IRB Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to work at the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory directed by Dr. Eduard Batlle in a joint project with the Advanced Digital Microscopy Facility lead by Dr. Julien Colombelli, as part of the international consortium MACH3CANCER (, funded by CRUK and AECC, reference GEACC19006BAT from the Accelerator Awards of the ‘Fundación de la Asociación Española contra el Cancer (FAECC)’.

The project aims to develop and apply high-throughput 3D live imaging technology that will contribute to the understanding of how cancer cells behave in complex 3D structures and will enable robust interrogation of responses to cancer therapy with single cell resolution. Screens will include longitudinal live cell imaging assays and use sophisticated phenotypic endpoints - with the potential to link to and inform subsequent single cell genomic and proteomic analysis. New, modular, open source, high content analysis (HCA) instrumentation and software tools will be developed to address the imaging challenges associated with 3D cell cultures and organoids. This will lead to enhanced understanding of the mechanisms of drug resistance and more effective high content screens for new therapies.

Technical Support Specialist

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Intelligent Imaging Innovations

Intelligent Imaging Innovations GmbH is seeking a Technical Support Specialist to join our team in Göttingen, Germany. 3i is a global organization that designs and manufactures cutting edge microscopy imaging platforms. We are looking for an exceptional professional to join our team and grow with us. This is a full-time, permanent post and offers a comprehensive benefits package in a fast-paced, small company environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Technical Support Specialist provides telephone and online customer support, conducts customer site visits and performs systems integration and quality assurance. The post is based in Göttingen, Germany and requires travel throughout Europe.

TEM Scientist

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The University of Arizona

Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Researcher/Scientist IV (TEM Scientist) to manage the campus’ central biological transmission electron microscope (TEM) laboratory. The TEM laboratory is part of RII Imaging Cores at the University of Arizona that are dedicated to research, instructional, industrial, and clinical applications. The Imaging Cores: Life Sciences North facility is located at the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. The biological TEM facility provides investigators access to transmission electron microscopy (Thermo Fisher Tecnai Spirit Twin) equipment, ultramicrotomes and expertise in sample preparation and interpretation - in an atmosphere of stimulating advanced research training, scientific inquiry, collaboration, and outreach. Services in the electron microscopy facility include sample preparation for biological TEM, TEM imaging, and immuno-EM. The Scientist will be responsible the day-to-day operations of a full service biological TEM facility including: user training, sample preparation, imaging, instrument maintenance, calibration, experimental design, and advanced image/data analysis for the TEM laboratory. This person provides the technical services needed to design and implement experiments using a variety of routine biological EM techniques, but can also apply non-routine if needed. This person will split their time between user training services and assisted use/sample preparation for facility investigators. Users of this facility include UArizona faculty, postdocs, students, and external clients.

Postdoctoral Training Program in Bioimage Analysis

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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

This new training program is an opportunity for biologists with strong interest and some experience in image analysis to develop deeper skills through many different individual projects as well as by supporting thousands of researchers around the world who are accomplishing great things with our lab’s open-source software, CellProfiler, and our deep learning-based tools in development. Quantitative image analysis is an under-served need in the biological community, and our group has passion and experience in both creating the tools to make it easier to do and training researchers to do it well. The selected candidate will be trained over 2-3 years to develop their image analysis, software engineering, data science, and project management skills in concert; they will decide their own focus in skill development while advancing important biomedical projects around the globe. “Graduates” will be well-suited for positions providing or leading image analysis services for a central microscopy facility in academia or the biotech/pharma industry.

ARISE Fellowship

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory

ARISE is the first fellowship programme of its kind that is training technology developers to become highly educated research infrastructure scientists. After successfully finishing their training, we expect fellows to take positions as senior scientists or leaders in core facilities, research infrastructures, or technology development groups in academia, industry, healthcare, or other sectors.

Technology development, especially with the purpose of enriching service provision in the life sciences, is currently one of EMBL’s main strategic focuses. EMBL groups are developing technologies in imaging, chemical biology, computational modelling, microfluidics, robotics, X-ray optics, high-precision mechanics, data acquisition, automation, bioinformatics and software development, and integrated structural biology.

The ARISE programme is co-funded by EMBL and the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme – co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND).

Imaging Science Program Manager

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

To cure, prevent, and treat all of human disease by the turn of the century, we need a much deeper mechanistic understanding of biological systems. In order to gain this understanding, we need to develop additional tools (both hardware and software) to visualize life’s processes at the necessary biological scales (systems, tissues, cells, proteins) and in the necessary context (e.g. protein interaction in cells, cell signaling in the living system), enable measurement and quantitative insights, and provide researcher access and training to these tools to make and build on each other’s discoveries.

As a Science Program Manager, Imaging, you will drive the execution of imaging initiatives aimed at achieving these goals. You will manage and assist the development and operations of grant programs to support Imaging, including programs in progress, planned, or future programs to be developed. You will coordinate closely with the rest of the CZI Science team, CZI Technology team, and the external community. You will be a public advocate of CZI’s mission and our priorities and you will contribute to shaping our strategic directions in this area.

The ideal candidate will have deep, hands-on expertise in biological and/or medical imaging. Key qualities are (1) experience with imaging technology development (2) a passion for community engagement and (3) strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and work across a diversity of expertise.

Postdocs/Engineers in Deep Learning

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University of Bordeaux/National University of Singapore/CNRS@CREATE

The candidates will contribute to the development of an integrated acquisition, processing and analysis platform involving novel high- and super-resolution live microscopy. They will work in an interdisciplinary environment, in close collaboration with biologists, physicists and computer scientists. They will have to design deep learning-based computational workflows in order to perform meaningful predictive analysis on two different biological models: 3D cell culture and synaptic proteins models, acquired respectively with HCS-soSPIM [1, 2] and correlative super-resolution microscopy [3] techniques. In particular, they will implement existing AI-based methods in order to enhance and segment microscopy data (eg. [7 – 11]), and develop predictive analysis models from a large collection of quantitative multimodal data computed using recently developed pixel- and point-cloud-based approaches [4-6].