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Alderley Park, Medicines Discovery Catapult
Senior Scientist - Advanced Microscopy
Alderley Edge, UK

"The role of Senior Scientist – Advanced Microscopy would suit a highly motivated scientist who is passionate about the application of advanced light microscopy methods to enhance the drug discovery process and improve patient outcomes. The successful candidate will bring a depth of expertise in advanced light microscopy and image analysis to characterise drug delivery systems, cellular targets, and relevant disease complex cell models. The individual will be an integral part of the microscopy team and will work closely with colleagues in interdisciplinary projects providing scientific input in this discipline to deliver impactful data. The role will also involve collaboration with external partners, including medicine discovery companies, technology providers and academic institutes. The opportunity to join a world class laboratory team in this high-profile national organisation and contribute with your advanced microscopy ideas, insights, and creative science to collaborative projects across the UK, should provide a fantastic opportunity for career development."

Light Microscopy Facility, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Research Specialist
Ashburn, Virginia

The Light Microscopy (LM) Facility at Janelia Research Campus is a shared resources environment accessible to Janelia scientists and their collaborators. Our imaging capabilities support most experiments involving, but not limited to, fixed and live specimens, cultured cells, tissue slices, whole mouse brains, as well as zebrafish and drosophila embryos. We offer project-specific training and consultation, technical assistance for image analysis, and periodically arrange in-depth workshops on microscopy theory, techniques, and image processing. We currently house a full complement of state-of-the-art microscopes including pre-commercial systems consisting of the following: point-scanning confocal and spinning disk confocal microscopes (including AiryScan and SoRa) with 2-photon and photomanipulation capabilities, widefield microscopes for high-content slide scanning and cytometric analysis, commercial light sheet systems and custom-built lattice light sheet microscopes (using adaptive optics or optimized for expansion microscopy), and a STED microscope. The primary responsibility of the Research Specialist is to provide image acquisition and analysis services to Janelia researchers. The Research Specialist will work closely with Janelia researchers to assist them in rapidly evaluating, configuring, and implementing facility microscopes, while providing guidance on sample preparation and mounting as well as optimizing acquisition parameters and imaging conditions. Primary responsibilities include maintaining, operating, and providing training for commercial equipment in addition to custom-built instruments. The Research Specialist will also organize training workshops for researchers on microscope optics, existing and new technologies, software, and instrumentation. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide consultation to users on how to best use the available imaging resources to achieve their research goals.
    • Requires the ability to quickly comprehend, analyze, and suggest solutions to the specific imaging needs of research projects under development in the labs.
  • Maintain a full complement of state-of-the-art microscopy equipment as well as regularly check the performance of the optical systems and perform necessary alignments and calibrations.
  • Serve as a resident expert on all optical systems at the facility with thorough understanding of their operations, applications, and associated software.
  • Provide training in the use of microscopes and image analysis software, such as ImageJ/Fiji and Imaris.
  • Acquire and analyze images for Janelia researchers, providing imaging services tailored to the exact needs of their studies.
  • Design, evaluate, and perform specialized techniques of sample preparation as needed.
  • Organize and/or participate in workshops and training programs on optics and imaging principles that strengthen education and research potential.
  • Interface with microscope manufacturers, suppliers, and service staff to coordinate repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Manage temporary data storage and transfer for researcher data. Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. level with at least 3 years of experience directly related to the job description.
  • Solid background in applying a wide range of imaging and imaging analysis techniques in biological systems, including cell and tissue samples. Extensive hands-on experience working with multiple biological samples including preparation, optimization, evaluation, and acquisition, is desirable.
  • Experience and understanding of emerging optical technologies, including light sheet and confocal microscopy, along with the advantages and challenges associated with their application.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and implementing training programs for microscope systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate both remotely and in-person (written and verbal) with multiple users and vendors.
  • Enthusiastic to enable high-quality research and comfortable to work in a supporting role.
  • Candidates familiar with ImageJ/Fiji and some commercial analysis software, such as Imaris, are preferred. The Janelia Ecosystem: In choosing Janelia as your intellectual home, you will be immersed in a collaborative, dynamic and interactive scientific community. The Light Microscopy team (along with the Advanced Imaging Center) is highly interdependent, with all members providing technical guidance and support. You will have unique access to world-class researchers and impactful science as part of your career development. Janelia Research Campus is committed to a healthy work-life balance, and offers many amenities, including on-site childcare, free gym, on-campus housing, plentiful social and dining spaces, shuttle-bus service, as well as generous benefits packages, relocation allowance, and paid-time off policies.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center
Imaging Core Director
Port St. Lucie, Florida

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is seeking a motivated and skilled microscopist to manage and direct its Light Microscopy Core. This position requires advanced technical and scientific expertise in imaging acquisition and analysis, along with the ability to work collaboratively in a BSL-2/3 research facility. The Light Microscopy Core Director will report to the Director of Research Compliance and Operations.


  • Manage the daily operations of the Core, including oversight of Core projects and infrastructure; the purchase, utilization, and upkeep of equipment; and hiring and managing of junior Core staff
  • Train FRIC investigators in the proper use of microscopes and imaging equipment; troubleshoot experimental and technical problems to help optimize techniques and improve understanding of biological questions
  • Provide advice to clients on experimental design, protocols, and sample preparation
  • Provide post-acquisition image processing and analysis and assist with interpretation of data
  • Together with the Director of Research Compliance and Operations, establish and implement the Core’s business plan, policies, and procedures, while assessing needs and opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Maintain SOPs and quality control measures in order to monitor compliance of the Core, its Staff, and users with institutional and regulatory policies in a BSL-3 environment (e.g., biohazard material handling, IBC protocols, and IACUC protocols)
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing
  • Help develop informational and educational materials to communicate information to Core users and help maintain the Core website
  • Supervise Core accounting; manage billing; maintain and generate reports, records and statistics; provide budgetary analyses as requested by the Director of Research Compliance and Operations.

 Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in current and emerging imaging technologies, including widefield microscopy, confocal microscopy, fluorescent lifetime imaging, small animal imaging, and live cell imaging methods
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to teach and advise FRIC scientists as well as assist with manuscript and grant writing
  • Strong and effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in a core research laboratory, preferred
  • Previous experience with Leica microscopes, preferred
  • Experience in a BSL2 setting is required, with BSL3 environment experience being highly desirable


  • Ph.D. with at least three years of experience in an Imaging Core Facility is preferred for an appointment at a Director level. Candidates with MS and at least five years of experience or BS and at least ten years of experience are also encouraged to apply.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • This position requires candidates to obtain/maintain medical clearance through Cleveland Clinic’s Occupational Health Department to work in a Biosafety Level 3 Environment (BSL3). Medical clearance including medical management is completed upon hire, transfer, and annually. This includes but is not limited to requirements for wearing respiratory protection.
  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Other requirements

  • Must achieve Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval for working with select agents

Please send CV and cover letter to Sara Tavakoli

Senior Software Developer (f/m/d) - Large Data
Munich, Germany

Our next generations of microscopes enable the creation of huge datasets from clients, operating in different areas like Bio & Materials research, Electronics, Production, and Education. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us evolve our technical concepts and solutions for handling and processing massive amounts of multidimensional data. You will join our interdisciplinary team of expert developers, who are building our ZEISS Microscopy Imaging platform "ZEN" further, in close collaboration with an international team of product and project managers, testers and architects. With our "ZEN" platform and the ZEN ecosystem, we set standards in innovative research and enable customers to conduct their workflows worldwide.

10x Genomics
Research Associate - Microscopy Core (Contractor)
Pleasanton, California

"We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our Cell Biology and Applications team as a Microscopy Core research associate. This is an entry level position. Primary responsibilities include operating slide scanners, acquisition of high quality data across several projects, maintenance and quality control of the different instruments in the Microscopy Core, record-keeping and organization of the Microscopy Core. The role will involve daily interactions with scientists in the cross-functional groups.   The ideal candidate will have experience working with light microscopes or slide scanners, familiarity with quality control protocols. In addition to technical qualifications, you will be organized, independent, collaborative, willing to learn new techniques and concepts, have very good interpersonal skills, and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities."

Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz
Postdoctoral Position in Single Cell Imaging of Stem Cells
Santa Cruz, California

A postdoctoral opportunity is available in The Department of Biomolecular Engineering, Baskin School of Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The department has a vibrant research community with strong focus on stem cell biology, RNA biology and Bioinformatics (home to UCSC genome browser). Our lab is also affiliated with The Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) and UCSC Genomics Institute. Selected postdoc candidate will have the opportunity to apply for our internal CIRM and/or NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellowships offered by The Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells . How stem cells decide to choose between two conflicting fates, division vs. differentiation, is an unsolved mystery of stem cell biology. The overarching goal of Shariati lab is to determine the mechanisms that link cell division to cellular differentiation in pluripotent cells. We will combine emerging genome-editing technologies with single cell imaging to determine regulatory principles of cell fate decisions in pluripotent cells. Applicants with demonstrated experience in any of the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: Stem Cell BiologyTranscription, Quantitative Single Cell imaging, CRISPR screening and Mouse Genetics. Applicants will closely collaborate with Stanford University which is 1h drive from campus. Potential start date is Fall 2022. As your postdoc advisor, I will support you to reach the career goals that you set for yourself. In addition, UCSC has exceptional career development programs for postdoctoral fellows. Santa Cruz is a great town for postdocs with beautiful redwood forests on campus or many nearby beaches. Please email me (alish {a} a short cover letter stating your scientific background and interest, your CV and names/addresses of your advisors. Informal inquires also are welcomed!  Applicants from underrepresented groups in sciences are highly encouraged to apply.

Fondazione Human Technopole
Job Alert: Bioimage Analysis and AI Research Software Scientists (2 x postdoc or RSE)
Milan, Italy
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Deadline: Aug 12, 2022

We are looking for two **Bioimage Analysis and AI Research Software Scientists** with a keen interest in method research and infrastructure development. Both positions are funded via AI4LIFE, a Horizon Europe project that will provide sustainable, intuitive, and highest quality research services and infrastructures that will enable life scientists to exploit machine learning to improve the utility and interpretability of image data, the key to fast-paced progress in biomedical research.

***Quick links:***  * [**Apply here**]( (before August 12!!!)  * More arguments that might convince you to apply:

The AI4LIFE project brings together top international experts in the field of deep-learning method development for life science imaging and translates these innovative methods to services that can be easily accessed by the community. Multiple workshops and hackathons will also be organised to encourage interactions within developers and users of the services. Dissemination of the crucial results from the AI4LIFE project will be highly relevant for the users of the infrastructure as well as the life science communities at large.

The Jug Lab is located at the Human Technopole (HT) in Milan, Italy, and with the Kreshuk Lab at EMBL Heidelberg, is scientifically coordinating the AI4LIFE project consortium. In total, the project has 10 partners spread all over Europe, giving successful candidates excellent opportunities to network with many involved and collaborating groups.

Research in the Jug Lab is positioned in the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Bioimage Computing, tackling applications such as image restoration, instance segmentation, and object tracking on microscopy data. The positions to be filled will be tightly collaborating with HT’s image analysis facility.

We seek two open-minded and highly motivated personalities with a good understanding of state-of-the-art deep learning methods and an excellent track record in developing (research) software. makes the ideal applicant.

### Job requirements

* A PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or a related field; * Publication record that attests conduction of research in computer vision, and/or machine learning, and/or computational bioimage analysis; * Good programming skills in languages such as Python and Java; * A deep understanding of agile development methods, python, and ideally also Java (Fiji); * Familiarity with software engineering tools and methods (git; Github; Jenkins, Travis, or GitHub actions; automated test suits, etc. etc.); * Proficiency with at least one established analysis software (eg.Fiji, ilastik, Cell Profiler, Napari, Imaris, Arivis, or a similar tool); * Experience with virtualization software and high performance computing (HPC) is desirable; * Experience with web technologies is a plus; * Special consideration will be given to candidates who are part of the protected categories list, according to L. 68/99.

**Application** **instructions**

Please apply online sending in English:

* a full CV * a motivation letter * at least 2 contacts for recommendation letters

For any inquiries regarding this position, feel free to contact Dr. Florian Jug ([]( Applications should be written in English. In case you have/had any involvement in opensource projects, please provide links to some of your projects or contributions

Institut Pasteur of Montevideo
Postdoctoral Researcher – Advanced Bioimaging Unit – IP Montevideo - supported by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative
Montevideo, Uruguay
Latin America
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Deadline: Jul 30, 2022

The Advanced Bioimaging Unit (joint unit Institut Pasteur de Montevideo – Hospital de Clínicas/Udelar) calls for applicants to fill the position of postdoctoral researcher for a project financed by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative with a workload of 40 hours per week.

Training accomplished

We orient the search to people with a doctorate completed in physics or engineering in the area of ​​hardware development associated with optical microscopy. English language proficiency is required.


The selected person should have experience in physics/optical engineering, in particular in the assembly of scanning microscopes and with two-photon excitation. Experience in time-resolved microscopy (FLIM) and hyperspectral will be valued, but not exclusive. In addition, experience in the manufacture of parts using mechanical tools such as a lathe and milling machine, as well as the use of a 3D printer, will be valued. It is a non-exclusive requirement to have basic knowledge of programming in Python language.


The selected person will work within the framework of the “Expanding Access to Advanced Bioimaging tools” project. He will be in charge of the development, commissioning and applications of the DIVER microscope (Deep Imaging via Photon Emission Recovery, 10.3390/mps2020053). Likewise, you will participate in the different training and education tasks that the UBA develops.


The remuneration can be consulted on our website.


The position will last for three years.

UNLOCK - Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, Netherlands

"As postdoc within UNLOCK you will focus on developing a Raman assisted single cell platform for the characterization and cultivation of yet uncultured microorganisms. Your activities will be embedded in the Biodiscovery platform that allows its users to discover and characterize new microorganisms. We invite applications for a 2-year postdoc with the possibility to extend by 1 extra year. This challenging and interdisciplinary position is at the cross-roads of engineering of advanced optical systems for single-cell imaging, microfluidics and microbiology. The position will be shared and supported by the Laboratory of Microbiology (Smidt group), the Laboratory of Biophysics (Hohlbein group) and the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter (Deshpande group)."

Hummingbird Scientific
Applications Scientist
Lacey, Washington
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Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

"Hummingbird Scientific is adding a new Applications Scientist to support customers with their in-situ microscopy research from the first discussions about suitable hardware, product training, to performing in-situ microscopy experiments. Another crucial role for this Applications Scientist is to lead our technical marketing efforts by generating scientific content and presenting it to the microscopy community. We just installed our second TEM in Hummingbird Scientific’s TEM lab and have several new product development projects ongoing, so there will be many opportunities to test and work with our new in-situ microscope products and take the lead in interesting research collaborations. We are looking for candidates with a curious mind and a hands-on attitude towards science and microcopy. This position requires one to wear different hats, so multitasking and being a strong planner is important."

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Technical Applications Scientist II
Carlsbad, California

"The Technical Application Scientist II is part of the Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG) which is one of six groups within Thermo Fisher Scientific and is an important part of the company’s total value proposition. With an innovative and broad life sciences portfolio, a strong presence at bench, outstanding web and e-commerce channels, industry-leading on-site supply center coverage and one of the most technically expert sales and support teams, LSG brings incredible core strength to the broader company."

Gladstone Institutes
Research Engineer
San Francisco, California

"We are looking for a Research Engineer to join the Center for Systems and Therapeutics.  The candidate will be a critical member of a team of biologists and engineers to maintain and develop our cutting-edge automated microscopy platform. We are seeking someone who is passionate about engineering, imaging, deep learning and biology.  This person will work closely with many other scientists towards common microscopy and engineering goals that are driven by the pursuit of unraveling neurological diseases. "

CoolLED Ltd
Fluorescence Product Manager
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Deadline: Jul 23, 2022

CoolLED is looking to recruit a Fluorescence Product Manager. The purpose of this role is to take responsibility for gathering, evaluating and prioritising product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with Engineering, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The role is UK-based working as part of a successful global brand and a family-style team.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’re interested.

Thorlabs Imaging Systems
Applications Specialist
Sterling, Virginia

The Life Science Applications Specialist is responsible for the training and support of customers on laser scanning microscopy instruments, including confocal and multiphoton microscopes. An in depth knowledge of light microscopy, laser scanning microscopy and their biomedical applications is essential. The applications specialist will provide pre and post-sales support including system troubleshooting, applications development, and customer training during installation. The candidate will also provide technical and applications support at tradeshows, courses and demonstrations. Although the location of the position is in Sterling, VA, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.

Northwestern University Chicago
Nikon Imaging Center Manager
Chicago, Illinois

The Center for Advanced Microscopy at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago is seeking a Manager for their Nikon Imaging Center (NIC). The Manager's major responsibility will be the upkeep of current instrumentation and user support and training. They will teach light microscopy techniques in various workshops and courses. He/she will maintain close communications with Nikon Instruments and other NIC directors worldwide to operate the Center at the highest level of excellence. The Manager will be expected to participate in writing equipment grants and to stay knowledgeable regarding the latest developments in imaging technologies and applications.   Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and extensive experience in imaging. Experience in a core facility is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate and postdoctoral work in microscopy, image analysis and/or designing optical systems. Experience with grant writing, teaching and using Nikon instruments and software are also desirable. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.     To apply, please send your application package including a cover letter addressed to the NIC Search Committee, curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals qualified to provide references in one PDF file to

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

"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"

Imaging Systems Engineer
Madison, Wisconsin

"Overview: Spun out of MIT and the University of Wisconsin-Madison by world-class experts, ubicept’s dynamic team is shaping the next generation of perception and computer vision to make the world a safer, better understood place. By doing so, we reinvent the future of mobility, robotics and consumer applications. We share an honest, trustful work environment based on the conviction that well-being is the number one priority for each and everybody – while commitment is important, clear and relaxed minds make the best decisions. We are looking for people with T-shaped expertise—you bring depth in one area and are interested in developing other areas.

ubicept is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Highlighted Perks: •Competitive Salary and Equity Package •Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance •401K Matching •Employee Well-Being Package •Flexible Hours and Work Location (Hybrid Option) •All Federal Holidays Off and Unlimited Paid Vacation

Open Opportunities Include: -Lead/Senior Perception Engineer -Embedded Software Engineer -Imaging Systems Engineer -Summer Internship (Paid) or Summer/Fall Co-Op (Paid)

Apply via email – please send your resume (and cover letter if you would like to include one) to .

Northwestern University Biological Imaging Facility
Managing Director
Evanston, Illinois

The Northwestern University Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) in the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute invites applications for appointment as Managing Director at the research faculty level. This position will have a secondary, unpaid appointment in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Ph.D. level applicants with expertise in microscopy and managing core facilities are encouraged to apply.   BIF has a long-standing history of providing state-of-the-art light microscopy to the Northwestern research community. BIF focuses on training researchers in the preparation and imaging of biological samples and in providing expert advice on data analysis. This core facility operates under the direction of Dr. Laura Lackner in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. The facility has a wide range of microscopy platforms: laser scanning confocal and spinning disk confocal systems, a Nikon SoRa system (to be installed June 2022), and several widefield fluorescence systems.   This position requires strong organizational, leadership and technical skills, an ability to work with a diverse body of scientists and a keen interest in collaborating in a variety of research projects. The responsibilities of the position include the following: operation and routine maintenance of facility instruments, training and supervising users, preparing annual reports, writing equipment acquisition grant applications, and advising faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students on experimental design and data analyses. This position is expected to develop and execute a strategic plan for acquisition of instruments and management of services that will support current and emerging areas of biological, biomedical and bioengineering research, with the guidance and support of the faculty director and the BIF faculty advisory committee. The managing director will also be responsible for managing one full time employee.   Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to Dr. Sheila Judge (, Senior Director for Research, Education, and Administration, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute;   Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.   Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

University of Oslo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Cell Biology
Oslo, Norway

"Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo in the research group of Professor Cinzia Progida."

University of Oslo
Researcher in Cancer Genomics
Oslo, Norway

"Position as Researcher available at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. The position is for a period of 3 years. The candidate will generate and analyze new, cutting-edge high-throughput sequencing data of three-dimensional (3D) genome reorganization during nuclear deformations. The goal is to unravel new mechanotransduction pathways linked to 3D genome reorganization in cancer."

Seagate Technology
Staff Microscopy Engineer
Bloomington, Minnesota

"We are the head failure analysis and microscopy characterization team within the Head Analysis and Performance Group at Seagate's R&D and Operations site in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our team consists of engineers and technicians in the failure analysis, electron microscopy, and materials characterization areas. We use high precision and high-resolution tools (such as AFM, FIB, SEM, and TEM) to support magnetic head development and production through fundamental materials characterization and root cause estimation"

Seagate Technology
Sr Microscopy Engineer
Bloomington, Minnesota

"We are the head failure analysis and microscopy characterization team within the Head Analysis and Performance Group at Seagate's R&D and Operations site in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our team consists of engineers and technicians in the failure analysis, electron microscopy, and materials characterization areas. We use high precision and high-resolution tools (such as AFM, FIB, SEM, and TEM) to support magnetic head development and production through fundamental materials characterization and root cause estimation"

QUAREP-LiMi, Newcastle University
Specialist Support Officer
Newcastle, UK
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Deadline: Jul 31, 2022

'We seek to recruit an experienced Specialist Support Officer. You will work closely with members of the BioImaging facility Newcastle University as well as a group of international microscopists to support and grow the QUAREP-LiMi community of scientists.'

University of Ottawa / Cell Biology and Image Acquisition core facility
Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist
Ottawa, Ontario
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Deadline: Jul 23, 2022

We are seeking a highly skilled imaging specialist for the Cell Biology and Imaging Analysis (CBIA) core facility at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Our facility provides access to advanced imaging techniques such as live, high- and super- resolution imaging as well as high-throughput microscopy. The CBIA core offers support from sample preparation to image analysis and is accessed by a broad community including cell biologists, neuroscientists, virologists, pathologists, and engineers. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to work with the facility manager to provide extensive training and advanced technical assistance to users of the facility as well as maintain the instrumentation and its associated infrastructure.

Yale University
Senior Staff Scientist (FIB-SEM)
New Haven, Connecticut

"Electron Microscopy (EM) Facility in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Imaging (CCMI) is a central core facility at Yale Medical School. We provide state-of-the-art EM techniques and instrument to Yale research community and beyond. We seek a motivated individual to join our team to expand operation of cell/tissue volume imaging by Focused-Ion-Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM). The candidate is expected to closely work with other staff members and investigators. He/she reports to the core facility director."

University of Minnesota
Researcher 5 (Job ID 348078)
Twin Cities, Minnesota

"We have an opening for a research scientist (funded by multiple societal and NIH grants, including the University of Minnesota U54 Center for Multiparametric Imaging of Tumor Immune Microenvironments), available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. The objective of this team science work is perform advanced imaging experiments of archival samples (e.g. histology and immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence slides) and live cells and tissues. The work will not fully center around a single project or grant, but a broader imaging base to support multiple projects and emerging collaborations. The successful candidate will use advanced optical imaging, primarily multiphoton excitation, second harmonic generation, and multiphoton fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, as well as more standard linear microscopies (such as confocal microscopy), to advance our understanding of cancer cell behaviors dynamics, particularly dynamics of key immune cell populations in solid tumors. The candidate will be responsible interacting and integrating with teams of graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and research scientists in the Provenzano lab. The candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with collaborating laboratories and coordinating experiments. The candidate will also be responsible for analyzing data, helping preparae of manuscripts along with the PI, and presenting results to the PI and at local, regional, and national meetings."

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Washington University in St Louis
Postdoc position in the development of light field imaging technologies for recording neural activity in freely-behaving animals
St Louis, Missouri

The Goodhill lab at Washington University in St Louis ( 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 We are looking for someone with experience in building new optical imaging technologies to 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 ( For more information about St Louis see

To apply please send a detailed CV and cover letter explaining your interest to Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill Departments of Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Systems Engineering Email:

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

"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 (, 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."

Van Andel Institute
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Core Specialist
Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a leading independent biomedical research facility dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases, and translating those findings into effective therapies. The Institute is home to more than 400 scientists and support staff that work in on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe.

We are currently seeking to hire a Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Core Specialist to assist in the daily operations of our state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility, which includes the latest Titan Krios microscope. The cryo-EM Core provides both transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and cryo-EM sample preparation and data collection services to researchers."

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

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

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, 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:

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

"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
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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

"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

"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

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

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) 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

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

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