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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.

Advanced Imaging Specialist, Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE), University of Birmingham, UK

We are seeking a highly motivated lead Imaging Specialist to join our vibrant, multidisciplinary team at the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) of the University of Birmingham (UK). COMPARE, a joint venture with the University of Nottingham, brings together world-leading experts in microscopy, biophysics and computer science to investigate the fundamental mechanisms of receptor signalling and their alterations in human disease. Our Advanced Microscopy Facility hosts 9 state-of-the art fluorescence microscopes (lattice light sheet, Marianas diSPIM, Ultramicroscope II, Nikon N-STORM, 4-camera TIRF, ultrafast FRET/calcium imaging, Nikon N-SIM, FCS, and two-photon) plus several custom experimental set-ups. The lead Imaging Specialist is a key role in COMPARE, taking responsibility for the management and day-to-day running of the Advanced Microscopy Facility, ensuring maintenance of the equipment and providing training and support to a wide user base. Working with the COMPARE Image Analysis Specialist, they provide comprehensive advice on experimental design, image acquisition and data analysis. Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology, Biophysics, Optical Engineering, or related field. They will have a firm background in cell biology and fluorescence microscopy, expert knowledge of the most common fluorescence microscopy techniques and hands-on experience on imaging biological samples along with expertise in image processing and analysis (ImageJ, Arivis, Matlab, etc). Previous experience with running and/or working in a multiuser fluorescence microscopy facility is strongly preferred. Excellent organisational and communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to help users are essential.

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 11 June 2021