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Imaging Specialist, Max Perutz Labs, Vienna, Austria

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We are hiring an Imaging Specialist, with a strong background in superresolution microscopy, to join the staff of the Central Facility Biooptics-Light Microscopy at the Max Perutz Labs Vienna (https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/facilities/biooptics-light-microscopy).

Job description:

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Supervision of available superresolution microscopy related systems (PALM/STORM, SIM, STED, Airy-Scan), including training of users, system maintenance, on-demand troubleshooting, system-related user communication, all other aspects of experimental support to researchers (e.g. sample preparation; development of complex experimental workflows; data analyses)
  • Involvement in every day’s facility operation: Training of users and maintenance of the instruments (= collaborative team effort) / Evaluation of techniques and data, as well as optimization of resources / Administration (statistics, surveys, homepage) / Assistance in organizing workshops/demos and core-promotion and outreach-initiatives
  • Academic Teaching (lectures, practical courses)

Your profile

  • PhD in Biology or Physics or any related field of life science
  • Proven experience in advanced light microscopy, preferably with superresolution microscopy techniques (PALM, STORM, STED, SIM, or any related technique)
  • Experience with image processing and image analyses software (ImageJ/Fiji, Icy, Huygens, Imaris, etc.)
  • Experience in the work environment of a service-oriented Core Facility will be considered a bonus
  • Programming skills (Java, Python, MatLab, C++, etc.) will likewise be considered a bonus
  • Ability to work independently and dedication to continuous self-development in applying light microscopy techniques (e.g. attendance of advanced training courses and workshops)

The position can be turned into a permanent contract upon positive evaluation after 12 months.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

The position is available immediately

Please send your application including the following documents in pdf to Josef.Gotzmann@maxperutzlabs.ac.at:

  • Motivation letter
  • Academic CV including a detailed list of publications, advanced training courses and talks
  • Two letters of reference (including actual referee contact data)

Application deadline is October 31, 2021.

Please use this link for the official job advertisement:

https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/news/open-positions/l/imaging-specialist-100181