International Job Shadowing Program


The Global BioImaging project entails an international job shadowing program that aims to give the opportunity to the project's stakeholders to visit imaging facilities across the globe and learn from their peers.

The program allows both the hosting facilities and their guests to exchange experiences and ideas, while working on innovative imaging technologies and the related technical aspects. It also has the added value to support networking and prepare possible future collaborations between imaging infrastructures.

After the success of the first round of the Global BioImaging shadowing program and the great interested gathered during the second round, a third call will be launched in January 2018!

Imaging facility staff members within the Global BioImaging (GBI) Project Network (Euro-BioImaging, Australian National Imaging Facility, Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, India-BioImaging) who wish to make a period of job shadowing at another GBI imaging facility will be able to apply once more to the program. Visits are foreseen to be international (from Europe to India/Australia and viceversa).*

To have a glance at what you may expect from the program, and to know what participants in the previous round think about it, please watch the video with interview to Dr. Menhert (, who travelled from Australia to Finland to visit the Finnish ALM Node during the first round of shadowing.

A limited number of travel grants will be available for the third round of shadowing.

Applications will be scored by a panel of international external experts on the basis of applicants’ CVs and compliance between their positions and the requested job shadowing. The travel grants will be assigned to the highest scoring applications.You can find below the general guidelines for the shadowing program and a list of hosting facilities. Please read these documents carefully and if interested apply to the program by filling-in the on-line form at the following link: . Please be aware that you will be asked to upload a CV and a letter of approval from your supervisor/facility manager.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Alessandra Viale, WP5 manager (Biomedical Imaging facilities)

Inga Pukonen, WP5 manager (Biological Imaging facilities)


* Staff from facilities that are not included in the mentioned infrastructures can also participate in the program if interested if the chosen hosting facilities agree and AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. The on-line application is requested in this case too, but it will not be subjected to external review.

General guidelines for an international shadowing program in imaging infrastructure facility management_201709.pdf76.22 KB
EuBI Node Candidates_facilities taking part of shadowing program_20170606.pdf21.59 KB
Australia and India facilities taking part of the shadowing program_UPDATE 20170927.pdf19.79 KB