ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.
The Single Cell Facility (SCF) is a central scientific core facility within the ETH Zurich, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), located in Basel. The SCF serves the department by providing technology and support in advanced (light-sheet, automated wide field, confocal) microscopy and flow cytometry. The SCF works closely together with the Laboratory Automation Facility. The SCF will be staffed with 5 people, two of whom are dedicated to microscopy, two to flow cytometry, and one to image analysis and data management. We are currently looking for a
Responsibilities are training and support of facility users. This includes microscopy instrument quality control and their maintenance. The microscopy engineer/microscopist will develop and implement customized configurations and the setup of the experimental workflows of experiments on the automated imaging systems. The successful candidate will share responsibilities with our other microscopy expert and work closely together with our software engineer for image analysis and data management.
This position is available for 2 years and located in Basel.
Requirements are a degree from a technical college or a university with a proven experience in various advanced light microscopy and digital imaging technologies. She/he will have extensive technical experience with state-of-the-art light microscopy platforms such as confocal, live-cell imaging and/or SPIM. Strong knowledge of advanced quantitative imaging technologies as well as their underlying optical principles is required. Scripting experience is a plus. The candidate should have hands-on skills in microscopy component integration.
This position demands very good communication skills in English to interact with scientists and students, and the skill to adapt to the service character of the facility to successfully support scientific research and operations at the D-BSSE. Besides having excellent technical abilities in the field of light microscopy, the candidate must be an excellent team player and possess the ability to work in a variety of scientific areas.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Thomas Horn, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no applications).
Applications are only accepted online, please use the “Apply now” button at this link. Please address it to: ETH Zurich, Roland Munz, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich.