Image analysis specialist / software developer (80-100%), Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
October 2019 or as per agreement
of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in
the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how
molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism.
Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental
discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.
Core Facility (IMCF) is a well-established technology platform at the
Biozentrum offering access to high-end microscopy systems and highly
sophisticated image processing IT infrastructure. The biological applications
cover research areas including cellular biochemistry, cell biology,
microbiology, infection biology, neurobiology and developmental biology.
The IMCF is looking for a junior image analysis specialist / software developer with a strong interest in biological applications. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. You will be part of a team of experts designing, implementing and evaluating new software solutions for image analysis to support Biozentrum scientists in their research projects.
- Scripting for data management tasks
- Development and implementation of image / data processing pipelines, mostly based on common bio-medical toolkits like ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, QuPath, Ilastik etc.
- User training and support with image analysis related topics
Many of these
tasks will be done in close collaboration with our colleagues of the Research
We are looking
for an enthusiastic person with a Master or PhD degree in Computer Science,
Physics, Biology or a related field, who has proven competence in image
processing and development of user-friendly software using Python, Java, Groovy
and/or ImageJ-Macro. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded,
proactive, and a good team player. We collaborate with imaging facilities and
staff scientists in-house and across Switzerland, and expect you to have
excellent social and networking skills and to enjoy collaborating with peers.
Good communication skills in English are essential.
offers a cutting-edge research infrastructure, a highly international
environment, and excellent working conditions. The position is initially
limited to 12 months but might be prolongated to up to 5 years. Salary
and benefits according to University of Basel standards.
online by 15 September 2019 with a CV, letter of motivation, and the
name/address of three references: https://biped2.biozentrum.unibas.ch/apply/image-analysis-specialist
that only online-applications will be accepted.
information, please feel free to contact Oliver Biehlmaier, PhD, Head of
Imaging Core Facility (firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 61 207 20 73)