14 Nov 2018

Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist

Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist
Date: 14 Nov 2018
Location: Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU), Lisbon, Portugal
Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Technical
Application starts: 14 Nov 2018
Application ends: 14 Dec 2018

The Advanced BioImaging and BioOptics Experimental Platform (ABBE Platform) of the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU), Lisbon, Portugal is searching for

Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist

The Champalimaud ABBE Platform is one of the largest and youngest imaging facilities in Portugal. It offers 5 advanced imaging systems to circa 170 users per year who annually book more than 10000 hours of instrument time and it plans to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. We are now seeking a highly motivated and service oriented light microscopy imaging specialist who will become part of our team and will support imaging projects mainly in the fields of Cell Biology, and Neurobiology.

The candidate is expected to:
a) Support a broad variety of light microscopy imaging projects
b) Implement and develop new imaging technologies
c) Maintain and service the current imaging systems
d) Provide training in light microscopy
e) Support the users in the first steps of data visualisation and imaging analysis

We are currently using wide-field microscopy (included automatic slide scanning microscopy and light-sheet microscopy), laser scanning confocal microscopy, extended resolution microscopy.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biology, engineer, physics, or related subjects and experience in basic and advanced light microscopy.

Experience with imaging visualisation, 3D reconstruction of large data sets, and imaging analysis with open sources and commercially available softwares is mandatory.

An excellent command of English together with good communication skills and self-motivation are also required. The candidate should be a proactive, service-oriented team player willing to help scientists with basic and advanced aspects of light microscopy.

Candidates interested in this position should send a copy of their CV and motivation letter together with contacts of three referees to Davide Accardi (davide.accardi@research.fchampalimaud.org) by December 14th 2018.

The position is available from January 2019. The initial fellowship is for 12 months, renewable. Compensation will depend on the qualification and experience of the candidate. For informal inquiries, please contact the leader of the Champalimaud ABBE Platform.