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Global BioImaging Project: Technical Officer - Virtual Platform for Training in Imaging Technologies

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, the European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is currently under implementation to provide access to cutting edge imaging technology, train researchers in them and support them with image date services (www.eurobioimaging.eu). As part of its mission, Euro-BioImaging is now collaborating beyond Europe with international partners in the Global BioImaging project funded by the European Commission. Euro- BioImaging will work together with imaging infrastructure experts from Australia, Argentina, South Africa, India, Japan and the USA. Global BioImaging aims to plan and implement imaging technology services to biological and biomedical researchers world-wide in the coming three years, with a particular focus in training in advanced imaging technologies.

In this regard, EMBL is seeking a Technical Officer with a strong background in imaging technologies and experience in practical and/or virtual training for scientists to join the dynamic and international team of Euro-BioImaging  in  Heidelberg.  Experience  in  the development  of  virtual  training  platforms  is  an advantage. The Technical Officer will develop cutting-edge training courses for imaging core facility staff together with all Global BioImaging partners. Based on the courses, s/he will implement an international virtual   platform    of    state-of-the-art    training    material    in    innovative    imaging   technologies.

The Technical officer will work at EMBL Heidelberg, in close collaboration with the Euro-BioImaging Team and the Advanced Light Microscopy and Electron Microscopy Core Facilities.

The responsibilities are as follows:

  • To develop and coordinate international cutting-edge training courses for imaging core facility staff in Europe and Australia
  • To  develop  and  publish  a  virtual  online  platform  for  training  material in innovative  imaging technologies,                      also     based    on     existing    initiatives    -     Please     visit    “MyScope”(www.ammrf.org.au/myscope) as an example of such platform
  • To develop new training tools on innovative imaging technologies and publish these on the virtual platform after test-run with international users
  • To prepare, administer and evaluate usage of the training activities
  • Close international collaboration and communication with all Global BioImaging partners Close collaboration and communication with the Euro-BioImaging team and Euro-BioImaging service  facilities,  to  realize  synergies  between  Global  BioImaging  and  Euro-BioImaging operations and future strategy.

Qualifications and Experience

A PhD and research experience in life sciences in a high-paced professional, academic environment and a strong background in imaging technologies and their applications is expected. Experience in organizing and conducting physical and/or e-learning courses for users and providers of imaging technologies is a big plus. Furthermore, technical know-how in setting up a virtual online training platform would be very beneficial.

The successful candidate will prove his/her ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on international and interdisciplinary level, and will be a motivated self-starter to successfully manage project implementation and delivery independently within a multi-disciplinary team environment. Effective multi- tasking and the ability to work with tight deadlines are a must. The candidate needs to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to move between the scientific and service level of infrastructure platforms. Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through  www.embl.org/jobs

Additional Information

Interviews will take place on 20 June 2016.

For further information please visit  www.eurobioimaging.eu and  www.embl.de.

 

 

 

External job offers

May 31st, 2016

Light Sheet Microscopy specialist
Light Microscopy Core Facility, Institute of Molecular Genetics CAS

Light Microscopy Core Facility, at the Institute of Molecular Genetics CAS is part of the Prague node of Czech-Bioimaging Infrastructure, and a member of the proposed Prague node of Euro-Bioimaging infrastructure. The Facility provides the instrumental and methodological base in the field of light microscopy for research teams of the Institute of Molecular Genetics as well as for external users. The Facility is equipped with confocal microscopes Leica TCS SP5 AOBS Tandem, Leica SP8 confocal, Leica TIRF MC microscope, DeltaVision Core system with photo manipulation, DeltaVision OMX super-resolution microscope, Leica TCS STED 3X super-resolution microscope and other systems. In collaboration with Dr. Pavel Tomančák (MPI, Dresden), we are planning to introduce light sheet microscopy to our portfolio of imaging modalities. We anticipate the installation of several high-end light sheet microscopy systems in the near future, including multi-view SPIM , diSPIM and Lattice Light Sheet microscope(3I). There will be also an opportunity to develop and build custom SPIM systems in collaboration with the Tomančák’s group.

Job description:

  1. Assistance with light sheet microscopy setup in the facility, particularly help with instrument configuration and installation, and lab setup
  2. Establishment of the light sheet microscopy sample preparation protocols
  3. Cooperation on the design and installation of the IT infrastructure needed for storage and analysis of large data sets generated by light sheet microscopes
  4. Operation and maintenance of the light sheet microscopes
  5. Collaboration with research teams and facility users on their projects using light sheet microscopes
  6. Teaching and training of facility users in light sheet microscopy, data acquisition, processing and analysis

Qualification expected:

  1. PhD in physics or biomedical sciences. The ideal candidate should be profiled in the field of optics and light microscopy with a strong background in biology or vice versa.
  2. Experience in light microscopy, light microscopy sample preparation. Experience with image processing and analysis and/or strong background in IT will be considered an advantage.
  3. Ability to work independently and learn permanently
  4. Candidate should be service oriented
  5. Flexibility and strong communication skills for effective collaboration with research teams and users
  6. Fluency in written and spoken English

Other: The probation period will be 3 months and then the contract will be limited till the end of year 2019, but could be prolonged.

Position availability: from the 1st August, 2016.

Application deadline: 1st July, 2016

Please send your application to ondrej.horvath@img.cas.cz including a CV and a letter of motivation. If more information is needed, please contact Ondrej Horváth, tel. +420 773979818. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

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.

 

May 19th, 2016

Image Analysis Specialist in Light Microscopy Core Facility: Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Job description

To strengthen our activites in the field of computational biology, we are looking for a image analysis specialist to join the Bioimaging Core Facility of the Faculty of Medicine (CMU) at the University of Geneva (part-time job, 80%). The successful candidate will collaborate closely with experimentalists that produce large amounts of data. The position will be supported by a senior informatician in the platform staff .

Our ideal candidate should be service-minded, proactive and have good problem-solving skills. She/he should be able to work independently and integrate well in a team environment. Strong communication skills as well as the ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team are essential.

More details about us at: https://www.unige.ch/medecine/bioimaging/en/bioimaging-core-facility/

Duties and Responsabilities

  • Manage and develop state-of-the-art data image analysis tools
  • Optimize analysis software and algorithms
  • Collaborate with users of the core facility to develop innovative computational approaches for image data analysis 
  • Give guidance and support to scientists in selection of appropriate analysis softwares
  • Explore and implement new tools to facilitate the data image processing;

Qualifications

Applicants should have :

  • A MSc or Doctoral degree in computational sciences or software enginering
  • Ability to develop stable automatic image processing solutions or scripts
  • Deep knowledge with Python & Matlab programming languages 
  • A good experience with -at least one- of the analysis software available at the Bioimaging (ImageJ/Fiji, Cell profiler, MetaMorph, Amira, Definiens, Huygens,...) 
  • A practical experience in IT maintenance and development 
  • Good understanding of biological questions in an academic research environment
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in English (written and spoken)

The contract is limited to one year initially but will become permanent.

Position available from August, 1st. 2016.

Please send your application to bioimaging@unige.ch including a CV, a letter of motivation highlighting personal contributions in previous positions, contact information and references.

Application deadline : June, 30th. 2016

 

 

April 12th, 2016

Head of Biomedical Electron Microscopy Center,
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

 

The Rappaport Institute at the Technion Faculty of Medicine is seeking a staff scientist to head a new Biomedical Electron Microscopy Center. The head of the Center will help to build and run a modern EM Facility that will serve the Faculty of Medicine as well as other Technion faculties.  Since researchers at the Faculty work on diverse systems, including proteins, bacteria, yeast, Drosophila, and vertebrates, the position requires a curious and creative scientist who enjoys working in different biological systems and mastering a wide variety of experimental approaches. Possibilities exist for attending training courses and scientific conferences abroad and for co-authoring scientific publications.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting experiments, including specimen preparation, data collection on the electron microscopes (TEM and SEM), and data analysis
  2. Consultation regarding experimental design
  3. Helping to develop individualized protocols specific for the studies of researchers at the Faculty
  4. Training new users
  5. Administration of the Center
  6. Taking part in long-term planning to improve the capabilities of the EM Center.

Requirements:

  1. PhD in biomedical sciences or related field.
  2. Experience with biological electron microscopy, including as many as possible of the following areas:  specimen preparation (ultramicrotomy, cryo-ultramicrotomy, SEM critical point drying and coating), data collection (TEM, SEM, tomography), and analysis.
  3. Ability to work independently, to learn and adapt new techniques, and to research the scientific literature to develop new approaches.
  4. Ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers.

Position details:

Full-time position.  Start time is July 1, 2016 (flexible).

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and names of at least 2 references to: Prof. Tom Schultheiss, MD, PhD, Email:  tschulth@tx.technion.ac.il

 

 

March 21st, 2016

The Correlated Mulitmodal Imaging Node Austria (CMI) is seeking applications for the position of an

Operating Director

Imaging experts and facilities of seven leading universities and research institutes in Austria have created a consortium operating an interdisciplinary imaging platform called the Correlated Multimodal Imaging Node Austria (CMI; www.bioimaging-austria.at). The goal of CMI is to provide broad access to cutting edge in vivo and ex vivo imaging technologies such as ultra-high field MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, OCT, HREM, super resolution light microscopy, TEM, MS imaging, etc. The focus of CMI rests on the establishment of imaging pipelines that combine and correlate complementary technologies in optimized workflows and on development of software tools bridging the different imaging modalities. CMI is headed by the Medical University of Vienna and designed to become the Austrian EuroBioimaging node serving an international community of researchers all over Europe. The position of the Operating Director will cover research activities  and administrative coordination of the node.

The position is affiliated to the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF). The VBCF is a non-profit research institute providing scientific infrastructure operated, maintained, and developed by highly qualified experts. VBCF is situated at the Campus Vienna Biocenter, one of Europe’s leading multi-disciplinary biomedical research centers.

Your responsibilities: As Operating Director you will be responsible for the successful operation of CMI. You will set up effective administrative processes and coordinate and trigger the development of the portfolio of imaging pipelines. You will plan and coordinate the execution of research projects and offer expert advice to external customers. As a recognized imaging expert you will actively involve yourself in research projects where appropriate. As Operating Director you will represent CMI nationally and internationally, cooperate with other imaging facilities and acquire new customers by active promotion of CMI’s service portfolio. Together with the partners in the CMI consortium you will recruit external funding to secure long-term sustainability of CMI.

Your profile:

  • PhD in Biology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or a related field.
  • Several years of research experience in imaging in life sciences
  • Expert in use, troubleshooting and application across multiple imaging modalities, ideally including several of the above mentioned in vivo and ex vivo techniques
  • Good computing and image analysis skills
  • Leadership experience, together with project and resource management skills, will be an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to have a collaborative nature and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, publication list, and contact of three referees to: andreas.tiran@vbcf.ac.at. For more information please contact Andreas Tiran. This position will close no sooner than March 20th and will remain open until filled.

 

 

January 12ve, 2016

Lecturer (tenure track) / Associate Professor / Professor in Bioimaging, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, capacity group Physiology – Biochemistry – Immunology, research institute Biomedical Research Institute of Hasselt University

Hasselt University is an independent innovative university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship.The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance.The university aims to widen participation, addressing all talents, and inspires its students and staff to develop their full potential in a dynamic environment.

Background

The candidate is member of the faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences and will perform research at the Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED).

Education task

The candidate will perform teaching activities in the bachelor and master program of Biomedical Sciences.

Research mission

The candidate set up his/her own research program in line with the spearhead research activities of the BIOMED institute, and uses up to date and novel developments in the field of bioimaging.

Profile

  • Strong track record in bioimaging with excellent publications in the field
  • Minimal 3 years of post doc experience
  • Experience in supervising predocs and graduate students
  • Proven record of successful grant raising
  • Excellent didactical and communication skills
  • Proven track record in academic teaching activities is an asset
  • Academic personnel needs to adhere to the legal requirements concerning the teaching language (Dutch/English). Where needed, UHasselt will assist in training to reach the minimal languagerequirements

Diploma

PhD in physics, biomedical sciences, medical sciences or applied biological sciences (or equivalent).

Employment

If the candidate is appointed in the scale of assistent professor, the contract will consist of a 5-year tenure track, with possible fixed appointment as associate professor after favourable evaluation. When appointed in the scale of (associate) professor, a fixed appointment can be reached after a trial period of three years. 

Further information

Content job responsibilities:

Prof. dr. Niels HELLINGS, +32-11-269268, niels.hellings@uhasselt.be

Prof. dr. Jean-Michel RIGO, +32-11-268004, jeanmichel.rigo@uhasselt.be

Content terms of employment and selection procedure: http://www.uhasselt.be/jobs

Application

You can only apply online up to and including 01 February 2016.

Selection procedure

Preselection on the basis of CV. Interview with and test lesson by the selected candidates.

 

 

 

 


 


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