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Imaging specialist, IGC – Gulbenkian, Oeiras, Portugal

The Imaging Facility @ Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Oeiras-Portugal), is searching for 1 microscopist/ imaging specialist/ developer (with PhD in biology, physics, bioengineering or similar fields).


We’re looking for:

The PhD researcher to be hired will continue development of our OpenSpin light-sheet and OPenT mesoscopy projects (https://sites.google.com/site/openspinmicroscopy/), and also support users with 3D imaging techniques in the facility. Experience with optical systems, optomechanics/electronics and programming languages (eg, python, labview) are desired.

Information is here:

Feel free to send me an email for more info via  “gaby [at] igc.gulbenkian.pt”

Position is to start immediately, includes a working contract and benefits for the duration of the project (2y), and possibly beyond.

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science. The values IGC thrives to and aims to spread to society are scientific excellence, originality, communication, tolerance and cooperation. The IGC’s imaging facility is the home of >20 different microscopes (WFs, Confocals, 2P…), including the OpenSpinMicroscopy platform (one of the 1st open-source dLSMs worldwide), of OPenT (the 1st fully open-source OPT scanner), and the 1st home-built dSTORM in Portugal. The facility is one of the most comprehensive in the country (& worldwide), providing optical imaging from nano to 3D meso/macro scale. We support a population of >200 users/y with a combined total of almost 20Kh, including support with experimental planning, image acquisition and bioimage data analysis. More details about our technologies and services are available at the website: http://facilities.igc.gulbenkian.pt/microscopy/microscopy.php