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Euro-BioImaging: Industry Board Coordinator & External Communication Officer

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Staff Category: Staff Member

Contract Duration: 2 years

Grading: 5 or 6, depending on experience and qualifications 

Closing Date: 15 January 2017

Reference number:  HD_01016

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI; www.eurobioimaging.eu), the European research infrastructure for imaging technologies in life sciences, is coming closer to its full operation. EuBI is broadly supported not only by the research community but also by 16 countries and EMBL, which are now finalizing the preparation work aiming at giving EuBI its own legal status as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EuBI-ERIC). The central mission of EuBI is to provide open user access, training and data management for a broad range of imaging technologies.

The EuBI Industry Board (EBIB) is a new platform for Bio-Imaging and Medical-Imaging companies, established with the aim to facilitate interaction between imaging industry and imaging users and providers linked to EuBI, and at the same time strengthen the standing of imaging industry in Europe. Such interaction can enable timely understanding of the users’ needs, boost innovation in biomedical sciences and strengthen the position of companies, which can respond faster to new developments on the market.

We are seeking for one (full-time, preferred) or two (part-time 50%) candidate(s) to join the EuBI team at EMBL Heidelberg, for the position of EuBI Industry Board Coordinator & External Communication Officer.

EuBI Industry Board Coordinator (50%)

Eleven companies active in life science imaging jointly fund the position for a Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EBIB) Coordinator. The coordinator will support the EBIB’s collaboration with Euro-BioImaging at multiple levels and organize and administer EBIB’s internal activities, including regular online and physical meetings of the industry partners, the EBIB webpage and membership scheme, documentation and communication of results of EuBI meetings to all industry partners. The successful candidate will be the ambassador for the European industry involved in life science imaging, creating a platform for industry – science cross collaboration. She/he will coordinate "One Voice" activities to the political community at national and European level (European Commission, Brussels) in order to increase the BioImaging market. The position of the EBIB Coordinator will further include:

  • Development of industry-relevant industry performance indicators for imaging facilities, e.g. usage data and statistics (e.g. use of a new technology / software)
  • Facilitating close communication between industry partners, EuBI Nodes and national networks.
  • Coordinating industry participation in EuBI EU-wide training programs.
  • Permanently and proactively seeking for opportunities for industry partners to engage with and profit from the EuBI network/community.
  • Facilitating industry access to services and resources at various EuBI sites: samples, expert knowledge, protocols, marketing and training materials, use cases, application development, etc.
  • Developing marketing and communication tools and activities to boost EBIB’s visibility in order to increase the number of industry partners and strengthen the presence in the scientific and political landscape of EuBI.

External Communication Officer (part-time, 50%)

The External Communication Officer will work on the two EC H2020 funded projects EuBI Preparatory Phase II and Global BioImaging, closely with and reporting to the Head of Imaging Infrastructure Strategy Development in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. The major task will be to develop and implement a communication strategy for EuBI, addressing key stakeholders such as the European scientific communities, (new) Member States relations, technology developers, other research infrastructures, funders, industry etc. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Proactively driving the communication and inter-personal relationships within the EuBI stakeholders, as well as the EuBI user community.
  • Close interactions with the participating partner institutions and EuBI Nodes.
  • Preparation and dissemination of information material to EuBI partners, external stakeholders, and the general public Maintenance and regular updating of the Euro-BioImaging website with latest information.
  • Assembling briefing materials, organization of meetings and visits, preparation of reports.
  • Effective planning of the communication and management tasks.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports and deliverables to tight timelines.
  • Providing the Head of Imaging Infrastructure Strategy Development with key project information.

Qualifications and Experience

We are seeking a team player, who is positive, bright and ready to take ownership and responsibility of the tasks. The ideal candidate should be able to combine management and scientific experience to provide optimal solutions for the different stakeholders.

Experience in scientific project management preferably in industry e.g. in imaging technologies and their applications, and/or a professional background in external communication with proven ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on international and interdisciplinary level are required. An advanced life-science degree (PhD) with relevant experience is expected. A high level of literacy is required and experience of working in a high-paced professional, academic environment. The successful candidate is a motivated self-starter with a proven ability to manage independently project implementation and delivery within a multi-disciplinary team environment. Effective multi-tasking and the ability to work with tight deadlines are also required. The candidate needs to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to move between the scientific and managerial level. A high standard of written and spoken English is mandatory.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

Additional Information:

Successful applicants will be invited for interviews on 27 January 2017.

For further information please visit www.eurobioimaging.eu and www.embl.de or contact Antje Keppler keppler[at]embl.de.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review. 


External job offers

December 06th, 2016

Image Analysis and confocal microscopy - graduate/postdoc position                       

Place of employment: Department of Biomathematics, Institute of Physiology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, Prague 4, Czech Republic 

Job description:

  • providing support to users of confocal microscopes during acquisition, processing and analysis of image data 
  • development of new methods for image processing, image analysis and stereology
  • performing measurements of image data using image analysis and stereological methods 

Qualification expected: 

  • graduate/postdoc (preferably with technical, IT or mathematical background) eager to work with microscopes and to contribute to biomedical applications
  • IT skills including SW development, e.g. in MATLAB, C++, IMageJ + JAVA or Python 
  • knowledge of image analysis and microscopy, especially advanced optical microscopic techniques (confocal and multiphoton microscopy, FLIM, OPT, SPIM) is desirable but not obligatory (appropriate training will be provided) 
  • ability to work independently and learn permanently 
  • responsibility 
  • flexibility and strong communication skills for effective collaboration with research teams and users 
  • fluency in written and spoken English 

Interest in beautiful microscopic images is very much welcome as well as openness to interdisciplinary cooperation and new scientific approaches. 

Contract type: 

  • full time, 1-year contract with possibility of prolongation, starting in January 2017 (or later) 

Benefits: 

  • involvement in Czech-BioImaging allowing competitive salary, participation in relevant short-term courses and congresses 
  • possibility to be directly involved in scientific research (also in the framework of PhD studies) 
  • friendly and creative environment 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter, explaining your motivation and suitability for this position, to Lucie.Kubinova@fgu.cas.cz 

 

 

Confocal Microscopist                                                                                                      

Place of employment: Department of Biomathematics, Czech-BioImaging, Institute of Physiology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, Prague 4, Czech Republic 

Job description: 

  • operation and maintenance of confocal microscopes, alignment, control measurements, communication with technical service (confocal microscopes Leica SP2, SPE and SP8 with two-photon excitation) 
  • providing support to users of confocal microscopes during acquisition and processing of image data 
  • routine analysis of acquired image data 

Qualification expected: 

  • graduate/postdoc (with technical, IT or bioscience background) – desirable but not obligatory 
  • basic IT skills 
  • basic knowledge of microscopy, especially advanced optical microscopic techniques (confocal and multiphoton microscopy, FLIM, OPT, SPIM) is desirable but not obligatory (appropriate training will be provided) 
  • ability to work independently and learn permanently 
  • responsibility 
  • flexibility and strong communication skills for effective collaboration with research teams and users 
  • fluency in written and spoken English 

Interest in beautiful microscopic images is very much welcome as well as openness to interdisciplinary cooperation and new scientific approaches. 

Contract type: 

  • full time, 1-year contract with possibility of prolongation, starting in January 2017 (or later) 

Benefits: 

  • involvement in Czech-BioImaging project allowing competitive salary, participation in relevant short-term courses and congresses 
  • possibility to be directly involved in scientific research (also in the framework of PhD studies) 
  • friendly and creative environment 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter, explaining your motivation and suitability for this position, to Lucie.Kubinova@fgu.cas.cz

 

 

September 12th, 2016

Two New Positions at the MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany,  for Scientific Software Developers in the BioImaging Field

We seek an open-minded and motivated personality to help shape the future software tools for bio-image analysis and put our algorithms at the fingertips of users world wide. Your responsibility would include maintaining our various open-source tools, turning research codes into user-friendly software packages, and writing user interfaces. Last but not least, you are expected to become (or already be) an active member of the open-source community around Fiji, ImageJ, and KNIME.

For more information, please click the link to the advert here.

 

 

August 30th, 2016

Light microscopy engineer available in the Imaging Center of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC)
 
The appointment will be full time on the French Public Scientific and Technical Research Institution IE2 grade (Ingénieur d’Etudes 2 classe EPST) initially for 12 months.
 
The IGBMS aims to develop interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, biochemistry, physics and medicine, but also to attract students from around the world by offering very high-level education in the field of biomedical sciences. The IGBMC campus is located on the "Parc d'Innovation d'Illkirch" in the Strasbourg suburbs, which represents an exceptional scientific, academic and industrial environment and largely favors collaborations and technology transfer (http://igbmc.fr/).
The service activity of the Imaging Center (ICI) is tightly interwoven with the scientific activity of the IGBMC and that of the broader scientific community. The staff of the ICI provides its users with a possibility and emphasizes the importance of autonomous access to most of the systems of the core facility. This is achieved via personalized or grouped trainings designed in function of each scientific project after the evaluation of feasibility and delays. The ICI staff is in charge of designing imaging procedures starting from biological sample preparation (http://ici.igbmc.fr/).
The successful candidate is expected to have a Master’s degree in Life Sciences or Engineering and an experience of using advanced light microscopes and image processing software in biomedical research. Previous experience with electron microscopy is desirable.
The successful candidate must be familiar with the theoretical and practical aspects of light microscopy (optics) and of image processing.
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and must be fluent in English. French language will be a considerable asset.
For further details about the vacancy and how to please go to http://igbmc.fr/igbmc/recrutement/job_offer/304/
 
The candidates should send their application to Dr. Basile Gurchenkov (gurchenk@igbmc.fr) with Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter detailing their motivation and contact details of their referees.

The position will remain open until filled; however applications received by October 15, 2016 will be given priority.

 

 

July 12th, 2016

Microscopy specialist in Advanced Light Microscopy
Microscopy Core Lab of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of the University of Maastricht (www.maastrichtuniversity.nl)  

Overall Purpose of the Job is to assist the Core Lab Manager in managing, maintaining and developing the Microscopy Core Lab at the University of Maastricht. 

The microscopy specialist facilitates the use, development and integration of advanced light microscopy among the researchers from inside and outside the University. He/She trains  users, ranging from undergraduate students to research staff, in sample preparation and imaging. He/She is responsible for maximum uptime of the infrastructure and will develop new methods and instrumentation.

For additional information, please contact Marc van Zandvoort (mamj.vanzandvoort@maastrichtuniversity.nl), PI within the FHML, specialist in advanced LM and scientific advisor of the Core Lab, or Carmen López-Iglesias (c.lopeziglesias@maastrichtuniversity.nl), Head of the Microscopy Core Lab and research scientist at the M4I Nanoscopy division.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, contact information of references, and an application letter to hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl under reference of the vacancy number AT2016.146. Please reply on this vacancy before the 30th of August 2016.

 

 

May 26th, 2016

I4Future Early-Stage Researcher positions at the University of Oulu, Finland

I4Future is an International, Interdisciplinary & Inter-sectorial doctoral programme starting at the University of Oulu in Finland. It is funded by the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action. I4Future invites applications for a total of 20 four-year positions for Early-Stage Researchers that are available from 1st January 2017 until 31 December 2020. The call for applicants is currently open and closes on 31st July 2016. The qualifying candidate must show transnational mobility and must not have resided in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment.
 
The I4Future programme offers an inspiring, multidisciplinary research atmosphere, well-established research groups, world-class supervision and a wealth of secondments that will be conducted with our industrial and international academic partners. The doctoral programme will offer fundamental knowledge and interdisciplinary skills on modern imaging and characterisation methods. Several of the I4Future research groups operate in the Oulu BioImaging Network, which is an Associate Partner of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure. The applicants interested in carrying out a biomedically oriented interdisciplinary research project in the I4Future programme are advised to consider one the following investigators as a potential supervisor and contact him/her for inquiries:
 
Oulu BioImaging Network
 
Seppo Vainio:  seppo.vainio@oulu.fi
Lauri Eklund: lauri.eklund@oulu.fi
Taina Pihlajaniemi: taina.pihlajaniemi@oulu.fi  
Aki Manninen: aki.manninen@oulu.fi
Simo Saarakkala: simo.saarakkala@oulu.fi         
Vesa Kiviniemi: vesa.kiviniemi@oulu.fi
Miika Nieminen: miika.nieminen@oulu.fi          
Janne Heikkilä:  jth@ee.oulu.fi
Matti Kinnunen: matti.kinnunen@ee.oulu.fi        
Igor Meglinski: igor.meglinski@ee.oulu.fi
 
The full call text with detailed instructions, including the link to the application form, is available HERE.

 

 

May 26th, 2016

Full-time 100% position as Head Engineer at the Department of
Biomedicine, University of Bergen, a full-time (100%) position as Head Engineer is available.

50% of the position is connected to the Technology platform Molecular Imaging Center (MIC), with responsibility for the small animal Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner. For more information about MIC, see http://www.uib.no/med/mic/index.html. The work tasks in MIC are related to technical support, and running and maintenance of the MR scanner. In addition, development of scan protocols and design of experiments that will be started on the MR scanner at MIC, are important work tasks. The other 50% of the position will be connected to analysis of MR imaging data (such as DWI and DCE-MRI) for the department. Other work tasks may also be relevant for the position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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