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Engineer in photonic microscopy, Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and engineering (Oniris), France

UMR 703 PAnTher-Animal Pathophysiology and BioTherapy for muscle and nervous system diseases, recruits an engineer in photonic microscopy for applications in biology. Contract for one year from the 1st November 2019

Description of the mission

The engineer will develop and implement customized configurations and will setup microscopy imaging (confocal microscopy, TIRF, PALM, STORM, multiphotonic microscopy, slide scanner, multispectrale camera) of biological samples supplied by APEX collaborators.

Working Environnement and scientific context APEX (Anatomical Pathology Expertise for research) is a platform dedicated to veterinary pathology and fluorescence bio-imaging and focused on animal model characterization. Located at the Veterinary School of Nantes (Oniris) and set up in 2006 by the joint research unit 703 PAnTher, member of NeurATRIS, APEX carried out by the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) and by Oniris is labelled IBiSA and BioGenouest, and certified ISO 9001.

APEX is focused on the investigation of healthy and diseased animal tissues. To address scientific challenges, APEX is structured around experts with complementary skills offers integrated veterinary histopathology and fluorescence bio-imaging to scientific community, private or academic.

APEX originally proposes an integrated offer in animal tissue phenotype and synergizes the skills of veterinary pathologists, certified by the European board committee and of engineers R&D specialized in fluorescence bio-imaging.

APEX facility core can set-up pathology and bio-imaging services in:

Major tasks


Personal capacities

Required degree

Master degree level


French language skills
Skills in English greatly appreciated


Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and engineering (Oniris)

Contacts :  Laurence.dubreil@oniris-nantes.fr (Resp. Bio-imaging core facility)