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Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester
Scientist I (Biological Microscopy Core Facility Manager)
Rochester, New York
USA

"The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites candidates for the position of Scientist with specialization in optical microscopy for the life sciences. The candidate will be in charge of managing a modern optical microscopy facility that features an Andor Dragonfly spinning disc confocal, a specialized light sheet microscope and several epiflouorescence and phase contrast microscopes with advanced capabilities for live cell imaging. The facility is used extensively by a vibrant research community with keen needs for advanced biological imaging. The facility draws major users from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biology on Rochester’s main academic campus and from several departments in the nearby University of Rochester Medical Center. It is anticipated that the core will continue to expand these capabilities, and that the Scientist will play an active part in this growth by writing grants, both independently and in collaborations, and by maintaining awareness of new technologies, through user group meetings, workshops and conferences. The Scientist will be responsible for maintaining all operational aspects of the core including user training, financial management, and acquiring imaging data for customers when applicable. The ideal candidate will have a MS or PhD in biology, the biomedical sciences, or biomedical engineering, and will have a strong working knowledge of optical microscopy for the life scienses. Individuals with expertise in the optical sciences but an interest in biological applications are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a scientific staff member in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department but work collaboratively with researchers and administrators throughout the university. As such, research projects will be encouraged. Interested individuals should send a statement of interest and CV/Resume to Professor James McGrath"

The Jackson Laboratory
Systems Analyst I/II - Imaging
Bar Harbor, Maine
USA

"Are you a scientist with skills in bioimage analysis and data engineering, who is looking for a nontraditional research career? Are you excited by the opportunity to provide computational resources and support to world-class faculty, who perform leading-edge research in the fields of human genomics and mouse genetics? Come join us in Research IT at The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org), an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution internationally recognized for its research excellence. At JAX, our Information Technology is as exciting and progressive as our cutting-edge science. In Research IT, you will help to plan, design, and launch efficient systems for bioimage analysis and data management in support of scientific research. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of scientific image data management and processing. Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments, laboratory information systems, and working collaboratively with researchers and Information Technology."

Nothwestern University
Managing Director: Biological Imaging Facility l Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
USA

Northwestern University’s Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) seeks to hire a Managing Director at the Research Faculty level. Applicants with a Ph.D. and expertise in microscopy and facility management are encouraged to apply. Located on Northwestern’s beautiful lakeside campus in Evanston, BIF supports the imaging needs of a diverse cohort of research labs addressing important questions in the biological sciences. The Managing Director will be a valued member of a supportive, collaborative and outstanding research community, and will make critical contributions to high impact scientific discoveries. We seek applicants with excellent organizational, leadership and technical skills, an ability to work with a diverse group of scientists, and a strong interest in collaborating on a broad range of research projects. The Managing Director plays an essential role in training researchers in the preparation and imaging of biological samples and provides expert advice on experimental design and data analysis. The facility has a wide range of microscopy platforms: laser scanning confocal (Leica SP8 and SP5) and spinning disk confocal (Yokogawa CSU-X1 on a Leica base) systems, a Nikon SoRa system (to be installed June 2022), and several widefield fluorescence systems (e.g. Deltavision Core Elite, Leica DM6B, BioTek Lionheart). Other responsibilities of the Managing Director include operation and maintenance of instruments, preparation of annual reports, writing equipment acquisition grants and supervising a full-time imaging staff member. With the guidance and support of the faculty director and the facility advisory committee, the managing director will develop and execute a strategic plan for acquisition of instruments and management of services to support current and emerging areas of life sciences research, Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to Carole LaBonne, Chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Harvard Medical School
Microscopy Research Specialist
Boston, Massachusetts
USA

About MicRoN:

The _MicRoN core _at Harvard Medical School is a light microscopy core supporting a wide range of advanced imaging modalities. Our mission is to improve reproducibility and rigor in image-based science emphasizing education and support. We are thrilled to invite applications for a Microscopy Research Specialist_ _position. In this position, you will be part of a diverse and enthusiastic team of microscopists to support and train our researchers in their imaging needs, ranging from bacterial cell biology, neurobiology, immune cell function, cancer immunotherapy, and the development of new tools and genetic models to investigate human disease, aging, and tissue architecture. MicRoN offers a collaborative and educational environment that fosters interactions and collaborations not only with the staff but with the members of the scientific community we support, strengthening personal and professional growth.     Position Description:   The MicRoN core at Harvard Medical School is seeking a Microscopy Research Specialist. The main duties for this position are to 1) Assist with and perform the general maintenance of the core and its instruments (including supporting and assisting the core facility staff with research projects, instrument maintenance, quality assessments and troubleshooting. 2) Actively interact with microscopy vendors to demo, update and repair the core microscopy systems, providing networking opportunities 3) Interact, communicate with and train research scientists to use our microscopes, and collaborate with them to facilitate and guide their imaging needs, providing expertise in image optimization and sample preparation. Additionally, participate in experiments/data collection for projects lead by the core or our collaborators 4) Assist the core staff with the preparation of training manuals including standard operating procedures, specific acquisition workflows and related documents to support and educate the core trainees 5) Perform administrative duties as needed (ordering, inventory, organization, website management…) 6) Assist the Director and core facility staff in organizing and teaching light microscopy courses and other core events.     Qualifications: ·     The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Biological Sciences or equivalent education and experience. ·     Strong interest in learning about microscopy and image-based science.  ·     Experience using light microscopes or working on a core facility is a bonus but not required. ·     Candidate must be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, pay attention to detail, and be highly organized. ·     Candidate must have excellent problem-solving abilities and a creative mind.

Application Instructions:   If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity to work with the vibrant community at Harvard Medical School, please email Paula Montero Llopis the director of MicRoN core at Paula_MonteroLlopis@hms.harvard.edu, with a cover letter and CV including the names and contact information for three references, adding “Application for Microscopy Research Specialist” as a subject line. Please include the earliest or latest start dates in your cover letter. We are looking forward to hearing from you! More information can be found at: https://micron.hms.harvard.edu/.

MSKCC, New York
Senior Research Scientist/Senior Microscopy Specialist
New York, New York
USA

"The Advanced Light Microscopy Operation of the Molecular Cytology Core Facility at MSKCC, New York is looking for a Senior Research Scientist/Senior Microscopy Specialist."

AVR Optics
In-House Technical Support Engineer
Rochester, New York
USA
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Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

Your Role Your role will be to provide technical support at all stages of contract negotiation, from pre-sales to quotation and post-sales support. Extensive product, technical and sales training will be provided at the induction phase and will be followed up by continuous development, both in the US and abroad. The role is the starting point for a future career in the company. The opportunities within the company are great and progression to field sales, product management, and business development are likely for the successful candidates.

Your Qualifications You will have a degree in Physics, Biology, Natural Sciences, or similar with degree level knowledge of laser physics and/or microscopy systems. Sales experience is an advantage but is not a necessity. You will be an outgoing and enthusiastic person who is comfortable meeting and talking to customers. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, and be IT literate.

About AVR Optics AVR Optics is rapidly growing distributor of photonics equipment, specializing in equipment for life-sciences and microscopy applications including optical filters, lasers and adaptive optics. We provide our products and solutions to research, academic and government laboratories and pride ourselves on our consultative approach that focuses on helping our customer’s get the results they need with the right technology. As a result of continued expansion, AVR Optics has a need to for an In-House Technical Support Engineer.

Okolab USA Inc.
Sales Manager
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
USA

"Okolab USA Inc. is looking for a scientific and business–minded teammate with strong interpersonal skills and a “can-do” attitude. As a Sales Manager, you'll be maintaining existing business relationships with sales partners in our distribution network across North America, and developing new ones, with a particular focus along the US West Coast. The Sales Manager plays a critical role in supporting Okolab customers - end users and distributors."

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Postdoc opening in method development for Cryo-EM
Lausanne, Switzerland
Europe

"We have a postdoc opening to be hosted in our LBEM@EPFL in the area of method development for Cryo-EM. The center of this research is a Titan Krios 300kV Cold-FEG instrument with a GHz RF cavity below the gun, followed by a probe Cs corrector. Data will be collected on a FalconIV detector or a very high frame-rate hybrid pixel detector. "

BRCF Microscopy Core at the University of Michigan
Electron Microscopy Specialists
Ann Arbor, Michigan
USA

4 different positions at a variety of education and experience levels are available

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Custom Light Microscopy Developer and / or Biophysicist
Dresden, Germany
Europe

The AIF provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.   We are looking for a Custom Light Microscopy Developer and / or Biophysicist to support the Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF)

The AIF provides researchers at MPI-CBG with access to high-end microscopy and biophysics imaging techniques that may not yet be commercially available. Recent microscopes provided by the facility include a custom built lattice lightsheet microscope, a large volume imaging microscope and several optical tweezer setups. To ensure MPI-CBG provides its researchers access to the latest innovations in biological and biophysical imaging, the AIF scouts for emerging technologies, builds and maintains advanced light and biophysical microscopy setups, and supports scientists by developing customized solutions.

Job Description To further strengthen the MPI-CBG’s focus on innovative imaging technologies we are seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented microscopy and / or biophysicist specialist who will become part of the AIF team supporting imaging and biophysics projects spanning all scales from molecular processes and biophysical measurements to the development of entire organs and organisms. The successful candidate will:

  • Identify emerging techniques and evaluate them with respect to significance for MPI-CBG researchers and feasibility of implementation
  • Construct and implement prototype-level light microscopes and biophysics imaging instruments in close collaboration with developer labs and companies
  • Maintain and service AIF imaging and biophysical systems to ensure availability of equipment
  • Contribute to the development of new imaging technologies by supporting research groups with their scientific projects

Your qualifications Candidates should have a doctoral (Ph.D.) or Master degree in optics, physics, engineering or related subjects and a strong background in designing and constructing advanced light and biophysics microscopes or instruments. Expertise in computer interfacing, software development, and imaging of biological samples is an advantage. Due to the interactive role of the position, excellent command of English and good communication skills are required. The candidate should be a proactive, self-motivated, flexible, organized, service-oriented, team player willing to support scientists with basic and advanced aspects of light microscopy and expand her/his knowledge in new microscopy and biophysical techniques. The successful candidate will become part of a vivid international multidisciplinary research environment at the MPI-CBG and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), where biology meets physics, chemistry and computer science. The working language of our community is English.

Our offer The full-time position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for 3 years with the potential for a 3-year extension. Compensation is in accordance with the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees) and will depend on the qualification and experience of the candidate. For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Sebastian Bundschuh via email: sebastian.bundschuh(at)mpi-cbg.de. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Interested candidates should submit their complete application including CV and motivation letter in English as well as contact details of three references as a single pdf file via our online application system stating Code 2022-AIF-4270 https://recruitingapp-2443.umantis.com/Vacancies/486/Application/CheckLogin/2?lang=eng

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Pfotenhauerstr. 108 01307 Dresden, Germany www.mpi-cbg.de

University of Edinburgh
Research Fellow (Postdoc) / Research Software Engineer - QuPath
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Europe
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Deadline: May 22, 2022

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Software Engineer to join the research group developing the QuPath open-source software (http://qupath.github.io).

This position will focus on improving QuPath’s user experience and data visualization capabilities.

The Opportunity: This position offers the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to impact research worldwide – by becoming part the small team that develops one of the most popular open-source software applications for bioimage analysis.

Extracting meaningful information from complex biomedical images is hard – but we want to change that. QuPath is open-source, user-friendly, scriptable and extensible software that aims to make sophisticated image processing and artificial intelligence techniques accessible and intuitive. QuPath has been downloaded more than 200,000 times and is used by scientists worldwide in both academia and industry, across a wide range of applications in basic, veterinary and clinical research. Its growing importance to the research community is reflected in over 1,100 citations in scientific publications (Scopus), which includes 568 published in 2021 alone.

A key part of QuPath’s success is that it is developed in connection with specific research projects and in collaboration with its users. QuPath’s large and diverse user-community is supported through GitHub (http://github.com/qupath/qupath), the Scientific Community Image Forum (http://forum.image.sc/tag/qupath), ReadTheDocs (http://qupath.readthedocs.io) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/qupath).

This position provides a unique opportunity to directly engage with and enhance the work of thousands of researchers. The specific focus is on improving the user experience and data visualization in QuPath, alongside helping the group support and train other users. It will provide opportunities to be creative and to innovate at different levels: from implementing small quality-of-life improvements that make the software easier to use, to tackling the big computational challenges involved in visualizing and interacting with large, multidimensional datasets.

This job is normally based in Edinburgh, but is compatible with remote/hybrid working from within the UK.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline OR equivalent software development experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing software user interfaces and data visualizations
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Python)
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting open science, e.g. through releasing source code or contributing to open source projects
Center for Cellular Imaging, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scientific Officer in Electron Microscopy
Sweden
Europe
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Deadline: Jun 3, 2022

"The team at the Center for Cellular Imaging, part of our Swedish NMI Node are currently recruiting a motivated Scientific Officer in Electron Microscopy (permanent position) and its various applications in life sciences. "

University of Edinburgh
Research Fellow (Postdoc) / Research Software Engineer - QuPath
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Europe
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Deadline: May 22, 2022

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Software Engineer to join the research group developing the QuPath open-source software (http://qupath.github.io).

This position will focus on improving QuPath’s core architecture, performance, scalability and API.

The Opportunity: This position offers the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to impact research worldwide – by becoming part the small team that develops one of the most popular open-source software applications for bioimage analysis.

Extracting meaningful information from complex biomedical images is hard – but we want to change that. QuPath is open-source, user-friendly, scriptable and extensible software that aims to make sophisticated image processing and artificial intelligence techniques accessible and intuitive. QuPath has been downloaded more than 200,000 times and is used by scientists worldwide in both academia and industry, across a wide range of applications in basic, veterinary and clinical research. Its growing importance to the research community is reflected in over 1,100 citations in scientific publications (Scopus), which includes 568 published in 2021 alone.

A key part of QuPath’s success is that it is developed in connection with specific research projects and in collaboration with its users. QuPath’s large and diverse user-community is supported through GitHub (http://github.com/qupath/qupath), the Scientific Community Image Forum (http://forum.image.sc/tag/qupath), ReadTheDocs (http://qupath.readthedocs.io) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/qupath).

This position provides a unique opportunity to directly engage with and enhance the work of thousands of researchers. The specific focus is on improving QuPath’s core architecture and API, alongside helping the group support and train other users. It will provide opportunities to be creative and to innovate at different levels: from enhancing and optimizing the existing design (e.g. through improved parallelization), to exploring how new approaches and technologies could make the software more performant and scalable.

This job is normally based in Edinburgh, but is compatible with remote/hybrid working from within the UK.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant discipline OR equivalent software development experience 
  • Experience of software development and testing
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Python)
  • Demonstrable experience developing open source software
Douglas Hospital Research Centre - McGill University
Light Microscopy Core facility Manager
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
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Deadline: May 25, 2022

The MCMP core facility manager oversees all core facility operations including space, safety, equipment and affiliated software and peripherals, creates accounts, oversees the usage tracking system, billing, inventory and ordering of supplies, data management, purchases and users training, technical education and satisfaction.

University of Michigan
Electron Microscopy Specialists, Manager, and Senior Scientist Positions Available
Ann Arbor, Michigan
USA

The BRCF Microscopy Core at the University of Michigan has several positions at a variety of education and experience levels available. Come be a part of a reimaged microscopy core as it rebuilds and expands, offering competitive salaries, opportunity for growth, and excellent benefits.

Ted Pella
Sr. Life Sciences Product Specialist
Redding, California
USA

"Ted Pella, Inc., a worldwide leader in the microscopy supplies and instrumentation field, is seeking candidates for a Sr. Life Sciences Product Specialist (Sr. LSPS). This position is responsible for Life Science product development and support activities, as well as sales and marketing and R&D activities of all kinds, in particular those related to Histology and the Life Sciences. This position works closely with the Life Sciences Manager and Vice President of Marketing & Sales to achieve their goals. The ideal candidate has both Electron Microscopy and Histology Lab experience."

National Centre for Cellular Imaging, University of Gothenberg
Researcher (Scientific officer), Core Facilities
Sweden
Europe
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Deadline: Jun 3, 2022

"The CCI is now recruiting a motivated and experienced Researcher with expertise in Electron Microscopy (EM) and its various applications in life sciences and more specifically in correlative array tomography. The position will involve direct participation in the research projects by performing ultrastructural analysis on various biological specimens including cultured yeast, bacteria, insect, and mammalian cells as well as model organisms such as flies, nematodes, fish, and rodents. The main tasks for the post holder will include sample preparation (chemical and cryo-fixation methods, resin embedding, serial sectioning) imaging (transmission and scanning EM, serial TEM, SEM and TEM tomography), advanced molecular mapping techniques (immuno-EM) and correlative array tomography, training, maintenance, and operations in electron microscopy."

Goodhill lab at Washington University in St Louis
Postdoc position in light field imaging for neuroscience
St. Louis, Missouri
USA

"The Goodhill lab at Washington University in St Louis (http://www.goodhill.org) is looking for a postdoc scientist for an NIH-funded project to develop novel microscopy methods for whole-brain calcium imaging in freely-behaving zebrafish. This is a collaboration with Oliver Cossairt at Northwestern University.

The lab focuses on the computational principles underlying the development of neural circuits and behavior. The goal of this project is to construct light-field imaging techniques to record the activity of ~100,000 neurons in the larval zebrafish brain during unconstrained hunting behavior (for more details see https://reporter.nih.gov/search/q1hIGuT01Em96OpHwTdvDg/project-details/10300922). We are looking for someone with experience in building new optical imaging technologies. The successful candidate will work with others in the lab from a diverse array of backgrounds including biology, mathematics, physics and engineering.

Washington University in St Louis is ranked in the top 10 institutions globally for Neuroscience and Behavior, and offers an outstanding intellectual environment for neuroscience research. In 2023 the Goodhill lab will move along with over 100 other labs into Washington University's new start-of-the-art 600,000 sq ft Neuroscience Research Building (https://neuroscience.wustl.edu/research/neuroscience-building). For more information about St Louis see https://explorestlouis.com."

To apply please send a detailed CV and cover letter explaining your interest to Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill

Genentech
Principal Scientific Researcher, Cell and Tissue Genomics – Computational Microscopy
South San Francisco, California
USA

"The Department of Cell and Tissue Genomics (CTG) within Genentech Research and Early Development is seeking a highly talented and motivated Principal Scientific Researcher (PSR) to develop and apply high-content microscopy methods to visualize and understand human disease. The primary focus of this position will be on the hands-on integration of computational approaches to assay development, instrumentation, and analysis methods to enable cutting-edge imaging technologies that lead to clinically actionable insight. These efforts will span therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, immunology, molecular oncology, and cancer immunology."

University of Minnesota
Image Data Scientist
Minneapolis, Minnesota
USA

Are you interested in applying cutting-edge image processing and image analysis methods to biological and pre-clinical data? Are you excited to keep on top of the fast-moving deep learning space and apply it to solve research problems, harnessing our HPC resources? Watching life unfold at the sub-micron to millimeter scale fascinates you? Or working with data from Zooniverse, one of the foremost citizen science platforms today? If so, reach out and please apply!!

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) seeks to hire a skilled and motivated Image Data Scientist to work on image data, primarily generated at the University Imaging Centers. While an excellent degree of independence is expected, this position will have the support of a network of analysts within the unit and across Research Computing, with expertise ranging from image analysis, neuroimaging, genomics, AI, and HPC. Furthermore, an established network of collaborators around the world means that the candidate will be able to find mentoring and overcome most of the roadblocks in their way. Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with researchers across the U of Minnesota system (five campuses) to address existing and emerging needs in the space of Image Data Science.
  • Meet with scientists to understand the needs of their project and create an appropriate plan of action to deliver results in a timely manner, with a focus on reproducible science.
  • Help researchers to map molecular targets by developing image analysis pipelines for data coming from cutting edge developments in image-based -omics systems.
  • Beyond microscopy, an established collaboration with the Zooniverse.org platform and other Citizen Science researchers at the U of M will provide the opportunity to work on data as varied as ancient manuscripts, wild animals and medical images, aggregating annotations generated by tens of thousands of volunteers around the world for training AI models. To perform the analyses, aside from a dedicated mobile workstation, a wide range of computational resources are available at the University of Minnesota, including powerful cutting-edge AI-capable workstations at the UIC and the vast computational resources available at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, a sibling unit of UMII within Research Computing.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and work with journal editors/reviewers for publication. The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and UMII endorse a “work with flexibility” approach that offers a welcoming and flexible work environment where everyone is inspired to do their best. Work location options at the University of Minnesota include working fully remote, partially remote, or entirely in the office and are based on the work of the position. Some on-site work may be necessary for certain positions, even those designated as fully remote. This UMII position has responsibilities that will require on-site work up to 50% of the time, with options for management-approved flexible work arrangements. The office for this staff position is located in the Cancer Cardiovascular Research Building on the Twin Cities, East Bank Campus.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science or equivalent with one or more years of research training
  • Demonstrated ability to apply basic signal processing methods (e.g., noise, Fourier-based processing) or training in signal processing (e.g., course work, workshop)
  • A high degree of accountability and independence
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills in the form of instructional videos, written manuals, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in at least one microscope modality
  • Experience in microscopy image processing and analysis
  • Experience in another image modality such as neuroimaging
  • Experience working with Citizen Science or crowdsourcing projects

    About the Department

    The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) fosters and accelerates data-intensive research across the University system in agriculture, arts, design, engineering, environment, health, humanities, and social sciences through informatics services, competitive grants, and consultation. UMII serves as the link to connect the research community to the services related to managing data across the data life cycle. We offer:

  • Working with image data in an ever-changing landscape of cutting-edge instrumentation. The data will include a wide range of microscopy modalities, including multi-photon confocals, slide scanners, and small-animal imaging among many others.
  • An established history of collaborations around the globe.
  • Integration in national and international networks of image analysts.
  • A highly collaborative research environment.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    Diversity

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

The Rockefeller University
Optical Engineer, Bio-Imaging Resource Center
New York, New York
USA

The Rockefeller University's Bio-Imaging Resource Center (BIRC) is seeking an Optical Engineer to contribute to the development of a new, integrated platform for the acquisition and analysis of data from pre-commercial light-sheet instruments for microscopy on living organisms and cells. The Optical Engineer will work in close collaboration with optical microscopy and image analysis staff, biologists, physicists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and precision instrumentation fabrication experts in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Responsibilities include maintaining and modifying pre-commercial light sheet microscopes as required and training researchers in their use. As a staff member in the BIRC, you will liaise between the research scientists, the existing microscopy and image analysis staff, and a new advanced image analyst who will implement deep learning-based approaches to analyze the light-sheet data. The instruments will be built in a dedicated new laboratory space housed on bedrock underneath the existing BIRC laboratory. Light sheet systems to be established will include pre-commercial systems such as the Lattice Light Sheet and MOSAIC systems, using designs kindly provided by the Janelia Research Campus. Additional responsibilities include implementing other pre-commercial systems in due course, as well as executing custom modifications of other BIRC microscopes as required. The position is funded initially by a five-year Beckman Foundation grant to the Rockefeller University. For additional details about the center and job requirements, please visit the website linked below.

Van Andel Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow in Structural Biology of Epigenetic Complexes - Worden Lab
Grand Rapids, Michigan
USA

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Evan Worden in the Department of Structural Biology at the Van Andel Institute (VAI). Dr. Worden’s lab leverages Cryo-EM to decipher the structural and biochemical mechanisms that regulate chromatin-modifying complexes, which are important for the formation of cancer and development of new treatments. Why choose the Worden Lab?

  • As a postdoctoral researcher in the lab you will explore fundamental epigenetic mechanisms that regulate retrotransposons using Cryo-Electron Microscopy and chromatin biochemistry.
  • Training will be provided in both traditional and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Gain experience in a highly interdisciplinary environment that allows close interaction across the growing labs and Cores at VAI.
  • The Worden Lab is within the Department of Structural Biology, which includes a group of highly collaborative scientists revealing groundbreaking new insights into the most fundamental aspects of biology.
  • Worden is part of the T32 program at VAI. Eligible candidates interested in this program are encouraged to apply. Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. graduate in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or any closely related field.
  • Experience in Structural Biology and protein Biochemistry is preferred, but not required.
  • Collaborative, team player who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with junior members of the lab
  • Ability to independently design and carry out complex research projects
  • Excitement to pursue interesting new research directions and willingness to take scientific risks
  • Excellent verbal and written scientific communication skills Why join Van Andel Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow? Postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of Van Andel Institute’s efforts to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. Postdoctoral Fellows are full-time employees and receive a competitive annual salary. This salary is determined based on Doctorate/MD receipt date according to a set stipend schedule, which begins at $57,200 and up to a maximum of $61,360. Applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered for other salary scales. Along with the competitive salary, our Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible for VAI benefits, including:
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Employer-sponsored life and AD&D insurance
  • Additional voluntary life and AD&D insurance for employees and dependents
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible-spending accounts for health and child/elder care
  • 401 K retirement savings plans with employee/employer contributions
  • Paid vacation, holidays, personal days
  • Relocation Assistance VAI recognizes that selecting where to complete a postdoctoral fellowship is a significant decision for postdoctoral fellows. VAI has a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which provides a comprehensive professional development program. The Institute is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. A remarkable combination of a cosmopolitan atmosphere and small-town warmth, Grand Rapids is known for its philanthropic and sustainability-driven community. It’s fun affordable and family-friendly. Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids offers all the big-city excitement you'd expect from a million-resident metropolis, featuring hundreds of restaurants and nightspots, theatres, museums, sports and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walk-able neighborhoods and natural areas.  With a medical and life sciences industry boom, strong entrepreneurial activity, dedication to green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids' diverse economy continues to grow, offering endless career opportunities. HOW TO APPLY If you possess these attributes and enjoy working with motivated and committed people, we would welcome speaking with you and encourage you to apply today. https://bit.ly/3LiQbbB We ask you to submit:
  • A cover letter describing your research interests, experience, and how you might contribute to Worden Lab Research.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of 2-3 individuals who have agreed to act as references along with their contact details (email and phone number). Please contact Megan Doerr (Megan.Doerr@vai.org) for further information or questions, or if you have any difficulty with the application process. At Van Andel Institute, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. As a condition of employment at Van Andel Institute, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   VAI is committed to achieving excellence through increasing diversity. We actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.   Van Andel Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.    As Van Andel Institute is a drug and alcohol-free employer, all prospective new employees undergo a urinalysis/drug test as part of our pre-employment process. This is a 7-panel drug screen and it includes testing for Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines.
Nikon Bioimaging Laboratory
Biomedical Image Analyst
Leiden, the Netherlands
Europe

"Currently we are looking to recruit a European Biomedical Image Analyst for Nikon Europe BV Healthcare Division (NEBV-HC). In this position, you will be the key person to develop imaging solutions for private companies and academic institutes. You will be responsible to deliver best-in class imaging pipelines to Nikon Healthcare Division and its customers."

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research Specialist
Baltimore, Maryland
USA

"The Research Specialist provides technical support for the core imaging facilities in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS). Accomplishes responsibilities by applying specialized and theoretical knowledge, principles, and concepts of a professional discipline normally acquired through advanced education or specialized training. Duties include providing research expertise and training for instrument users on a range of optical and electron microscopes as well as the development and execution of fee-for-service imaging projects. The Research Specialist also assists with facilities operation, which includes resolving technical issues, administrative tasks such as record keeping and billing, the development of facility policies and procedures, and supervision of junior staff and undergraduate and graduate students."

Stanford University
High-throughput Imaging Specialist
Stanford, California
USA

Do you love to build microscopes? Do you enjoy hardware automation and writing software for image processing? Do you love making millions of quantitative measurements with light?
Stanford University is launching a Center for High-Throughput, Quantitative Biology (SciQube) to serve as a ‘collaboratory’ space in which researchers can come together to develop and apply cutting-edge microscopy tools to understand: (1) how genomic sequence encodes the structure and function of macromolecules, (2) the cellular consequences of changes in macromolecular states, and (3) how the spatial organization of cells and transcriptomes contribute to their function across fields including neuroscience, immunology, and developmental biology. We are looking for someone to help nucleate and expand SciQube! This is an incredible opportunity to start on the ground floor of a new enterprise with dedicated space and funds. Examples of duties will include:

  • Help develop automated fluorescence microscopes for high-throughput biochemistry & biophysics.
  • Maintain operation and ensure the broad use of collaborative instruments including high-throughput microfluidics microscopes, high-throughput imaging arrays, automated epifluorescence microscopes, in-situ sequencing microscopes, and liquid handling robots and equipment. 
  • Help train new users and collaborators to prepare materials for experiments and use instrumentation.
  • Analyze high-throughput quantitative imaging data and develop software to enable this analysis.
Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics
Research Engineer I, Microscopy
Seattle, Washington
USA

"We are seeking a Research Engineer to help develop, characterize, and perform unit testing of these microscopy systems and the associated acquisition software. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists and software engineers at the Allen Institute and elsewhere, with the shared goal of thoroughly characterizing technologies and scaling them for large-scale data collection. Robust control and characterization of these imaging systems will be instrumental for the success of multiple internal and external projects, which will provide the candidate with ample opportunity for career growth and development."

Lerner Research Institute (LRI) of Cleveland Clinic
Senior Research Technologist Data Scientist
Cleveland, Ohio
USA
  • Analyze multi-dimensional image data using commercial and open-source software programs such as HALO, ImagePro, QuPath, and Cell Profiler.
  • • Port or modify existing algorithms to develop a set of inter-operable software modules to complement and expand on existing analysis solutions.
  • • Assist with the design and implementation of in-silico methods or software solutions for image format conversion, image processing, feature extraction, and reporting including data summarization and visualization.
  • • Collect, prepare and maintain required research documentation for grants, publications and core budget.
  • • Assist with the preparation and delivery of internal/external presentations, conference reports/lectures, and publishing submissions.
  • • Help to implement new technologies in image processing software development.
  • Assists staff investigator with experimental design and planning/developing technical aspects of research projects.
  • Plans, organizes, performs and monitors daily project protocols.
  • Collects, prepares and maintains required research documentation, including informed consent records, case records, clinical notes and medical reports.
  • Reports and assists with the management of protocol deviations, adverse events and other project-related issues.
  • Assists with the preparation and delivery of internal/external presentations, conference reports/lectures, and publishing submissions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
University of Virginia/Keck Center
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Charlottesville, Virginia
USA

The W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI), Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate (Microscopy) position.   The incumbent will be developing a new optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to investigate cellular metabolism in live animal for Alzheimer disease (AD). The Research Associate will be responsible for administrating and training the center users on various microscopy systems including wide-field, TIRF, confocal, multiphoton, two-photon in vivo imaging, Light Sheet, FLIM, and FRET microscopy. The incumbent expected to have some experience in computer administration, FLIM, optical instrumentation development, and software code writing. The research associate should have an interest/ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in multidisciplinary investigators involved in the KCCI. Research Associate should have experience in preparing research articles in cellular metabolism studies to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.   The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) at UVA is an internationally known center in advanced microscopy imaging. KCCI is highly interactive with outstanding investigators across grounds including from School of Engineering, Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine; provides an excellent training and teaching for graduate and undergraduate students on various microscopy techniques. Historical strengths of KCCI are development of advanced FRET and FLIM imaging systems, techniques and data analysis which are used to train the national and international scientists through annual hands training workshop on FRET, FLIM and metabolic imaging microscopy.   QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Biophotonics, Engineering or a related discipline is required by the start date. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in design and development of a new optical instrumentation, FLIM, software development, especially with Java for ImageJ/Fiji, Python, LabVIEW, and MATLAB, and with experience in various fluorescence microscopy-imaging systems. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills.   APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Associate-in-Microscopy_R0033630 and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

Olympus
National Territory Manager
Belgium
Europe

For Olympus we are currently looking for a National Territory Manager for Belgium.

Bliq Photonics
Product Manager
Quebec, Quebec
Canada

You are passionate about life sciences. You want to contribute to bringing high quality solutions to scientists in this field. Bliq Photonics, an innovative and growing company specializing in the design, production and marketing of advanced microscopy solutions, is recruiting for the following positions:

  • Product manager
  • Customer service engineer
  • Software programmer, development and testing
  • System development specialist
University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Associate
Boulder, Colorado
USA

Title: Postdoctoral Associate as a Light Sheet Microscopy Specialist Brief Summary: The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our team in the Beckman Center for Light Sheet Microscopy and Data Science as a light sheet microscopy specialist. The team is comprised of Professor Amy Palmer, Professor Kristi Anseth, and Dr. Joseph Dragavon. The postdoc will build and integrate two light sheet microscopes to image a wide range of spatiotemporal resolutions from subcellular components of living cells to macroscopic samples such as embryos, organoids and tissues. This position offers a unique opportunity to pursue instrumentation development and innovation, as well as develop independent research projects applying advanced microscopy to biological questions. Where to Apply: For more information, please refer to the job listing at the University of Colorado Boulder: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=36880

NIKON
Advanced Biosystems Applications Scientist
Melville, Long Island, New York
USA

We are currently looking for an *Advanced Bio-Systems Application Scientist* to provide technical expertise in all areas of advanced microscopy applications to support Nikon’s Product Marketing Division and Nikon’s Sales teams. They will act as the primary conduit for technical information and feedback between the end user, Scientific Partners, Nikon Imaging Centers, and Centers of Excellence, as well as our sales network.

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