Scientific Officer, CCI, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Scientific Officer

The National Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) at the University of Gothenburg, is 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 offers high-end microscopy 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) microscopes, a large number of other fluorescent microscopes, laser microdissection microscope, super-resolution microscopes, as well as a scanning and a transmission electron microscope. 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.

The CCI is now looking for an experienced Scientific Officer 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 position does not include own research.Job description

Job description

The successful candidate will work in the Centre for Cellular Imaging advanced microscopy facility. 1) Supporting the CCI staff in maintaining different state-of-the-art advanced microscopes; 2) educating and supporting our users, by assisting and training them in sample preparation and instrument use; 3) giving advice on the design of imaging experiments in order to optimize output and research activities; 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; 7) The post holder will also participate in the organization and teaching of practices/lectures for graduate and undergraduate courses.

Qualifications and Experience

We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The suitable candidate should hold a MSc/PhD degree in Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry) or engineering, with at least five years of research and practical experience in advanced light microscopy (confocal, multiphoton, super‐resolution). Skills in high-level programing, handling of large data sets, data evaluation and analysis would be an advantage. A basic knowledge in current biological and biomedical research is essential. Prior experience of working in a microscopy facility is a plus. The candidate should be willing to expand his/her knowledge in new microscopy techniques and be ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Ability to work under pressure and in a team, with good communication in English and organisational skills is 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.

Application deadline 21 August 2017