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Microscopy/Imaging specialist, NorMIC Oslo, Norway

Department of Biosciences

Microscopy/Imaging specialist at NorMIC

Position as Head Engineer/ Microscopy/Imaging specialist available at NorMIC Oslo National Imaging Facility, a Eurobioimaging node candidate, Department of Biosciences.

The position funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is for 3 years with the possibility of prolongation .Anticipated start date is August, 2016.

Job description

The National Imaging Core Facility NorMIC Oslo at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, is seeking an imaging specialist head engineer to support our daily operation through planning and execution of activities at the imaging node.

We are an ALM (advanced light microscopy) facility and have at present 7 imaging set-ups ranging from widefield and TIRF imaging to optical tweezers on a confocal microscope and standard confocal and high throughput imaging. Main research areas are dynamics of intracellular vesicle traffic, fusion, fission, cell division, cell migration and immune cell interactions. This year we will acquire further imaging equipment based on a recent infrastructure grant (Superresolution, light sheet, high throughput). The imaging specialist will be instrumental in purchasing and building up further imaging set ups.

NorMIC Oslo is ratified as a node for Euro-BioImaging and we are also member of the Norwegian Nor-BioImaging. NorMIC Oslo is located at two sites: 1) the Department of Biosciences at the main campus of University of Oslo, Blindern,


and 2) at the University hospital at Montebello in Oslo. http://ous-research.no/microscopy/ The platform has a focus on live imaging for tissue culture and most microscopes are equipped with incubators for stable temperature and CO2. The unit offers expertise and technical assistance in a range of advanced light microscopes including confocal laser scanning instruments, spinning disc confocal, TIRF, specialized confocal with two independent lasers for FRAP, optical tweezers, and widefield fluorescence systems as well as access to immuno-EM techniques , super-resolution techniques (Structured Illumination Microscopy, SIM), immuno- electron microscopy and CLEM.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this position will be selected in accordance with this.

The applicants must have a Bachelor degree, but the candidate should preferably have a minimum of a master degree with at least 3 years’ experience past master.

The candidate must preferentially have experience with high-end 2D and 3D imaging and/or high throughput imaging techniques using confocal and other kinds of microscopy. Data handling and analysis with imaging software such as ImageJ, Imaris, Cell Profiler (or equivalent) is also beneficial.

Other skills desired: experience with sample preparation, cell biology experiments, general tissue culture techniques and basic knowledge of programming for data analysis and statistics.

It is expected that the imaging specialist interact with other imaging facilities, especially within the Eurobioimaging network, attend meetings, develop own projects and in general keep updated.


Position code 1087, Pay Grade: 53-60 (NOK 452 400 – 510 100 per year, depending on qualification and seniority)

The application must include:

Application letter

CV (complete overview of education and work experience) Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number) Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their Univeristy’s grading system.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o

Application deadline:

extended to 7th August 2016

Location: Oslo

Reference number: 2016/6454

Official job offer page: https://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1650775/96323?iso=en

Home page: http://www.mn.uio.no/ibv/




Professor Oddmund Bakke, email: oddmund.bakke(at)ibv.uio.no

Telephone: +47 22855787

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