Nikon Europe recruits an image analyst

Nikon Europe recruits an image analyst in Leiden.

See here if this is the dream job for you. 🙂

2 Bioinformatician jobs at Scilife lab

The BioImage Informatics facility is our favorite image analysis facility at ScilifeLab! 🙂

They are looking for 2 bioinformatician working with microscopy images. Here is the first job ad. And here is the second one.

Please spread the word! 🙂

Microscopy facility jobs in Europe :)

One in Denmark, one in Italy, one in France/Singapore and in Germany!



2 microscopy jobs in Europe! :)

·        Light microscopy core facility support specialist, Biomedicum Imaging Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland
direct link to this job offer
closing date 10 October 2020

·        Bioimage Analyst, CFIM, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
direct link to this job offer
closing date 4 October 2020

Where to find microscopy jobs, forums and wikis

Where to ask microscopy-related questions? and microlist
Post your microscopy, sample preparation and image analysis questions

Confocal server
Old email-based forum that is followed by tons of people across the globe as well as most microscopy companies. Post your microscopy and sample preparation questions.

Freeware for image analysis

Image J/Fiji
Great freeware to open images acquired on any microscope, resize, crop, change contrast, create movies, annotate, analyze and much more.

Cell Profiler
Freeware for automated image analysis including machine learning.

Open source to build a custom made image analysis pipeline

Great freeware to open images acquired on any microscope, resize, crop, change contrast, create movies, annotate, analyze and much more.

Networks, jobs and career

Light microscopy jobs, meetings, courses, networking… in Europe. Remember to mail them that you want to show up on their map of European microscopy!

Loads of information from which companies/institute works with research to how to find an apartment when moving to another lab, find work, know your rights, express your opinion about researchers’ work conditions…

Other places to look for work:

Microscopy wikis

Kurt Thorn’s excellent microscopy blog
I highly recommend this blog even if it is not updated anymore. Monthly digest of major microscopy related articles. Loads of tips.

Microscopy Education by Nikon

Leica Science Lab

Microscopy Education by Olympus

Microscopy Education by ZEISS

Molecular Expressions

SVI deconvolution

Microscopy info

Nature Milestones Light Microscopy

iBiology Microscopy Course

Admin job related to microscopy at Euro-bioimaging Heidelberg

Here is a nice opportunity to change career if you feel like it and move to admin while keeping a strong microscopy feel.

Have a look at here.



A microscopy facility job in Hamburg! :)

Researcher/ Light Microscopy Specialist (m/f/d)

UKE Light Microscopy Facility

Pay grade 13 TV-KAH

Work with your finger on the pulse in a compressed cosmos that is forever changing. A work environment where a person can make a difference because they have the space and environment to implement change and think differently.

*We offer*

  • Secure employment in an innovative and family-friendly university medical center in the middle of Hamburg (e.g. on-site kindergarten, free child care during school holidays).
  • Opportunity to participate in a wide range of further and additional educational training courses offered by the UKE Academy for Education and Careers, as well as a structured familiarization process.
  • Attractive pay structure as well as access to a high-quality health system
  • Opportunity to work at the best, state-of-the-art microscopes and to be involved in outstanding scientific projects

This position is initially limited for two years part as part of a project. An extension of this period is envisioned. This is a full-time position (38.5 h/week), which can also be filled with part-time models.

*What is expected of you*

  • Close collaboration with the UKE research community.
  • Developing latest imaging protocols and experimental designs
  • Trainings on different microscopy platforms
  • Organisation of light microscopy seminars and workshops
  • Securing maintenance and development of the core facility equipment
  • Supporting the operation of the core facility

*What we look forward to

  • Successfully completed studies in Natural Sciences with PhD, preferably in the area of Biophysics, Cell Biolology, Biochemstry, Microbiology, Bioengeneering or Biostatistics or comparable skills and capabilitie
  • Insights in and practical experiences with optical microscopy and imaging systems and latest microscopy techniques
  • Very good command of sample preparation techniques for light microscopy
  • Ability to teach non-specialists complex ideas
  • Experience in a dynamic working environment
  • Distinctive social competence, ability to act independently
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Preferably experiences in the area of data analysis and quantification as well as programming skills (e.g. Matlab)

Contact person: Dr. Virgilio Failla Tel. +49 (0)40 7410 – 51958/ E-Mail:

We offer a work environment that offers everyone the same chances, regardless of age, sex, sexual preference, disability, ethnic background or religion. We are actively trying to increase the number of women in senior roles, especially in research and teaching. In the event of equal levels of qualification, preference will be given to female candidates.

The same rule will apply to all genders when one gender is deemed to be under-represented in the department relevant to the available position.

Severely disabled applicant with essentially identical technical and personal suitability will be preferentially selected.

We look forward to receiving your full application by the reference code

2020-321 until 29.6.2020.

Dr. Antonio Virgilio Failla

Head of Light microscopy facility

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

UKE Microscopy Imaging Facility (UMIF)

Campus Forschung (N27), EG, Room 00.108.2 Martinistraße 52

20246 Hamburg

Tel.:  (+49) 40-7410-51985

Mobil: (+49) (0)152-22815841

Microscopy jobs in Germany and Switzerland

Here is the one in Switzerland

Here and here you can read about those is Germany.

Microscopy facility job in Germany :)

The Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology in Hamburg, Germany, is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases and offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent facilities.

The technology platform “Microscopy and Image Analysis” (TP MIA) is part of the department “Structural Cell Biology of Viruses” and the central imaging unit at the HPI. The TP offers state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy methods (LM and EM) and correlative techniques for HPI scientists and external cooperation partners. TP MIA serves also as Imaging center of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI). The main tasks of the TP MIA are consulting, training and support of microscopy users as well as assistance in data analysis and quality assessment of the scientific knowledge gained from the data. To ensure efficient operation of the imaging equipment, appropriate technical support and maintenance of the TP instruments as well as of the microscopes in other departments is also provided. As a research-oriented unit, the TP MIA develops and adapts preparation and imaging techniques tailored to the scientific questions of the users. It is specialized in integrative methods and workflows for the correlation of multimodal images over a wide range of complexity.

The primary responsibility of the Head of light microscopy will be to ensure the day to day running of all light microscopes in the facility and associated workflows and furthermore the scientific support and training of the users in the various imaging systems. In addition, users have to be advised on the methodology best suited to their specific biological problem and supported in image data analysis. These duties should be performed in close cooperation and coordination with the head of electron microscopy within the TP MIA. Involvement in primary research projects and technology developments is desired.

We are searching for exceptional, highly motivated candidates holding a PhD degree in physics, biology or related disciplines with sound knowledge and experience in light microscopy techniques and their technical basics. Solid knowledge in image processing and data management are essential. Ideal is experience in programming and use of evaluation software. A good basic understanding of cell biology and experience in infection biology and correlative microscopy methods are desirable, as well as experience in running a light microscopy facility. Organizational talent, interpersonal skills, negotiation skills with industrial partners, fluent (oral and verbal) English language skills and a service-oriented attitude are prerequisites.

We offer the opportunity to perform and support cutting-edge research in an extremely stimulating work environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The position is offered for 2 years initially, with the possibility for extension and the option to become permanent. Payment (E13/E14, commensurate with experience) and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees). The Heinrich-Pette-Institute is an international research institute with English being a main communication language. For further information please visit the website or contact Prof. Dr. Kay Gruenewald (

The Heinrich Pette Institute promotes professional equality. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. We aim to increase the percentage of women in research, and therefore encourage female scientists to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be considered preferentially. Please send your application by 31st May 2020. Please indicate your earliest possible starting date. Applications providing a motivating cover letter, a CV and the names of at least two referees in a single PDF should be sent via regular or electronic mail to: Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology Personnel Department Martinistraße 52, 20251 Hamburg


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