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 and second rounds of the Global BioImaging shadowing program, the call for the third round is now open!

In Europe, this third call is extended to all European (not only Euro-BioImaging) imaging facility staff who wish to visit one of the Indian or Australian hosting facilities belonging to the Global BioImaging Project Network. Thus, Australian and Indian imaging facilities staff members within the network (Australian National Imaging Facility, Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, India-BioImaging) and all European staff members who wish to make a period of job shadowing at one of the GBI hosting facilities can now apply 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 rounds 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 the shadowing.

A limited number of travel grants is available for this third round of shadowing and priority will be given to European applicants as requested by the GBI grant agreement.

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 from the selected countries. 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.

Deadline for submission of the applications is Friday 16/02/2018.

Selected applicants will be contacted/informed by the end of February, 2018. Visits should take place during the first half of 2018.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Alessandra Viale, WP5 manager (Biomedical Imaging facilities)

Inga Pukonen, WP5 manager (Biological Imaging facilities)


* Staff from Indian and Australian facilities that are not included in the mentioned Infrastructures can also participate in the program if interested, and if the chosen hosting facilities agree, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. The on-line application is requested in this case too, but it will not be subjected to external review. Staff from Institutions that are beneficiaries of the GBI project are not eligible to receive travel grants.

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