Job Opportunity: Light Microscopy and Image analysis at the Centre for Cellular Imaging of Gothenburg University
Posted by Rafael Camacho, on 4 February 2022
We are looking for a new colleague to join the light microscopy team of the Centre for Cellular Imaging of Gothenburg University (CCI). Information below and in this link
Researcher, Core Facilities
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The Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) in operation since 2003, is a national research infrastructure and one of the leading academic imaging facilities in Sweden providing expertise and access to advanced microscopy to the research community, both locally and at other Swedish universities and abroad. The CCI is located at the University of Gothenburg Core Facilities, and is also part of the National Microscopy Infrastructure, the Science for Life Laboratory (scilifelab.se) and Euro-BioImaging. The CCI offers high-end imaging techniques for researchers in the various fields of life science, but also chemistry, physics, material science. The equipment includes several laser scanning (confocal and multiphoton) and conventional light microscopes, super-resolution microscopes, MALDI imaging mass spectrometry as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopes. We have also a comprehensive suite of electron microscopy sample preparation labs and equipment for room temperature, microwave and cryoEM preparation, including advanced ultramicrotomy capability. The scientific staff at the CCI assists researchers in the experimental designing and planning of microscopy experiments and provides the in-depth training for the operation of the microscopes and for specific imaging techniques. Additionally, support is provided in the processing, rendering and analysis of the acquired datasets and computational infrastructure for handling big image data. The CCI team has broad interactions with the wider microscopy community and has wide-ranging collaborations with both academic and industrial partners.
The CCI is now looking for an experienced Researcher in advanced light microscopy. The purpose of this post is to facilitate the development of novel imaging and analysis methods in close collaboration with PI’s to apply these methods to their specific research questions. The main tasks for the post holder will include advice in sample preparation, imaging, training, maintenance and operations in advanced light microscopy. The position does not include own research.
The successful candidate will work in the Centre for Cellular Imaging advanced microscopy facility, 1) educating and training core facility users in to select and apply the appropriate advanced light microscopy techniques, using a wide range of biological specimens and experimental approaches; 2) supporting our users, by assisting and training them in sample preparation; 3) giving advice on the design of imaging experiments in order to optimize output and research activities, especially in functional microscopy (FRET, FRAP, etc.), and multiphoton and super-resolution microscopy; 4) giving support in image processing and analysis, by educating users in the fundamentals of imaging processing as well as the usage of most common image processing/analysis packages; 5) developing new imaging methods required to solve specific problems that may arise in the various research projects; 6) and participate in the organization and teaching of practices/lectures for graduate and undergraduate courses.
We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The suitable candidate shall hold a PhD degree in Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry) or engineering, with at least five years of research and practical experience in advanced light microscopy (including confocal, multiphoton and super‐resolution). Skills in data evaluation and analysis would be an advantage. A basic knowledge in current biological and biomedical research is essential. The post holder should have broad knowledge of specimen preparation, common fluorophores and other labelling techniques. Special considerations will be given to scientific expertise in and previous hands-on experience in more than one of the following methods: FRAP, FRET, single molecule localization microscopy, correlative light and electron microscopy. The candidate shall be willing to expand his/her knowledge in new microscopy techniques and be ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Ability to manage workload and structure the work with short timelines during brief periods, together with good communication in English and organisational skills are essential. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a research background who combines technical expertise with strong communication skills, who has a strong will to aid other researcher in their work, but also the motivation to work independently.
The employment is a temporary employment for 24 months, 100% of full-time and is placed at Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI), Sahlgrenska Academy. Starting date as agreed.
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