Lots of microscopy jobs around pre-Brexit Europe! :D

In the UK

I am looking for a junior scientist to develop light sheet microscopy in combination with probes to monitor cell signalling in 3D cultures, optogenetics to seed cancer causing mutations and modelling techniques to study events in early steps in oncogenesis.

The project is highly interdisciplinary but I would like to find someone who is strong on the microscopy developments.

The advert is published at the following link: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/22329/

And a general description of the project here: https://oncolive.online/

Cheers,

Alessandro

MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Box 197, Biomedical Campus Cambridge, United Kingdom CB2 0XZ

https://quantitative-biology.org

In Finland

Two Research Managers in Biological and Medical Imaging for a fixed period employment at Turku Bioimaging.

Our organization

Turku Bioimaging is a research organization to employ and promote the strengths of both biological and medical imaging in the Turku region. The organization was established in 2007 and now University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University have agreed to reinforce Turku Bioimaging by strategic recruitments. The organization and its team are internationally renowned with many important national and international tasks related to coordination and promotion of imaging science. Please read more about us here: https://www.bioimaging.fi/ We are now looking for two talented persons for the positions of Research Manager. One of them will be for the field of Medical Imaging with the base location at Turku PET Centre. The other will be for the field of Biological Imaging with the base location at Turku Bioscience. https://bioscience.fi/ Positions are for a fixed period of one year, with a likely continuation for a 2-years-prolongation. After three years, the positions will be evaluated for a possible long-term continuation. Starting date is October 1, 2019 and there is a trial period of six months.

Job description

The task of the Research Manager is to support the research activities in the field of Biological/Medical Imaging within the Turku Bioimaging. The responsibilities will involve participation in the application processes and preparing applications especially for different EU funding opportunities. The tasks will also involve strengthening the roles of Turku Bioimaging in Euro-Bioimaging status as well reinforcing the position of Turku Bioimaging in Finnish roadmap for research infrastructures. The tasks will also include national coordination of the research within Biological/Medical Imaging. 

What we are expecting from you

Success in the position requires a broad knowledge of techniques and concepts in Biological/Medical Imaging, including practical and theoretical understanding on how to conduct scientific research. A successful applicant should preferably also have experience in preparation, coordination, management, and reporting of research projects. As the core task for the Research Manager is related to funding, understanding of research infrastructures and how they operate (at both national and international levels) is considered important, as well as a thorough understanding of especially EU-level funding opportunities. Finally, insight into image data management is considered an advantage.

A doctoral degree in an appropriate field is required and a Docentship (adjunct professorship) in an appropriate field is considered also an advantage. The Research Manager is also required to have a good written and spoken English and readiness to travel and to represent Turku Bioimaging at national and international meetings. You also need good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and collaborate with scientists and industrial partners from many different disciplines.

Salary and application

The salary is determined by the collective agreement system of Finnish universities. The Research Manager belongs to our research personnel and salary will be 4183 – 4500 eur/month in average.  

Please write a CV and a motivation letter that describes why you are applying for the position and how you would like to develop Turku Bioimaging and bioimaging in general in Turku.

In the motivation letter, please also describe your vision of how Turku Bioimaging should be developed in terms of  Biological and Medical Imaging and how the collaboration of relevant imaging scientists and centers in Finland and in Europe should be developed in the future.

Please submit your application by using our electronic application: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

Application deadline is September 1st, 16:00. We will read the applications already during the application process, so please send your application at your earliest convenience. In case you need help in the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact our HR Specialist Paula Luoma paula.luoma@utu.fi.

Director, Professor John Eriksson, Turku Bioscience, tel. +358 2 215 3313, john.eriksson@bioscience.fi Director, Professor Juhani Knuuti, Turku PET Centre, tel. + 358 500 592 998, juhani.knuuti@tyks.fi

and in Switzerland

Image analysis specialist / software developer (80-100%)

Starting 1 October 2019 or as per agreement

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

The Imaging Core Facility (IMCF) is a well-established technology platform at the Biozentrum offering access to high-end microscopy systems and highly sophisticated image processing IT infrastructure. The biological applications cover research areas including cellular biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, neurobiology and developmental biology.

The IMCF is looking for a junior image analysis specialist / software developer with a strong interest in biological applications. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. You will be part of a team of experts designing, implementing and evaluating new software solutions for image analysis to support Biozentrum scientists in their research projects.

Your responsibilities

Typical tasks include:
  • Scripting for data management tasks
  • Development and implementation of image / data processing pipelines, mostly based on common bio-medical toolkits like ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, QuPath, Ilastik etc.
  • User training and support with image analysis related topics
Many of these tasks will be done in close collaboration with our colleagues of the Research IT facility.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a Master or PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biology or a related field, who has proven competence in image processing and development of user-friendly software using Python, Java, Groovy and/or ImageJ-Macro. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. We collaborate with imaging facilities and staff scientists in-house and across Switzerland, and expect you to have excellent social and networking skills and to enjoy collaborating with peers. Good communication skills in English are essential.

We offer

The Biozentrum offers a cutting-edge research infrastructure, a highly international environment, and excellent working conditions. The position is initially limited to 12 months but might be prolongated to up to 5 years. Salary and benefits according to University of Basel standards.

Application / Contact

Please apply online by 15 September 2019 with a CV, letter of motivation, and the name/address of three references: https://biped2.biozentrum.unibas.ch/apply/image-analysis-specialist

Please note that only online-applications will be accepted.

For further information, please feel free to contact Oliver Biehlmaier, PhD, Head of Imaging Core Facility (oliver.biehlmaier@unibas.ch<mailto:oliver.biehlmaier@unibas.ch>, +41 61 207 20 73)

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