Facility Manager – Advanced Microscopy and Bioimaging, Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal


Ref.10.19.36 – Facility Manager – Advanced Microscopy and Bioimaging

Closing Date extended: November 29th 2019, 23:00h Lisbon time

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Contract Duration: 4 years
Department: Nanophotonics
Job Type: Full Time
Required academic degree: PhD degree
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction
INL is looking for an Advanced Microscopy and Bioimaging Facility Manager and service application scientist to join our team of imaging experts in INL optical microscopy and enable the transition from a research infrastructure to a user core microscopy facility.  The INL advanced imaging facility is one of the best-equipped microscopy facilities in Portugal, which recently became a node in the PPBI – Portuguese Platform of BioImaging, with the following fluorescence-based spectroscopy and imaging techniques: Confocal microscopy, FC(C)S (LSM Zeiss780), wide field, TIRF, dSTORM (Nikon Ti-E), confocal Raman Microscope (WiTec), and custom developed systems operated by the INL research groups including FLIM, Multi-Photon Microscopy, AFM-Differential Spinning Disk combinations and others.
INL is looking for a dedicated person passionate about microscopy and helping internal and external life sciences and nanotechnology researchers to get the most out of today’s cutting edge microscopes as well as helping to position our facility on national and international level. 

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities:

As an Advanced Microscopy and Bioimaging Facility Manager you will take on a key role within the following responsibilities:

  • Optimizing a new facility space that will host selected readily available microscopes for improved service and hands-on trainings to be performed at INL, advising and training researchers on numerous available fluorescence microscopy techniques;
  • Perform service measurements in frame with our open access programme;
  • Manage laboratory consumables, repair/service visits, equipment bookings of internal and external users;
  • Support researchers to troubleshoot and optimize their experimental design, assist in the development of protocols, image analysis support e.g. quantitative image analysis using available software such as Zen, NIS-Elements or ImageJ, maintaining and calibrating eventually upgrading existing microscopes;
  • Monitor the performance of the facility and periodically report on predefined key performance indicators, making sure that the high quality of the facility is maintained and performance is constantly improved;
  • Networking with other core facility managers to create visibility of the new facility and attract visiting researchers is encouraged.

For additional information please check the job offer.