Associate Researcher (Scientific Officer),University of Gothenburg, Sweden
The Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) in operation since 2003, is a national research infrastructure and one of the leading academic imaging facilities in Sweden providing expertise and access to advanced microscopy to the research community both locally and at other Swedish universities and abroad, including industry (https://www.gu.se/en/core-facilities/centre-for-cellular-imaging). The CCI is one of the advanced technology platforms at the Core Facilities of the University of Gothenburg, and is also part of the National Microscopy Infrastructure (https://nmisweden.se/), the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, https://www.scilifelab.se) and the Euro-BioImaging-ERIC (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/). The CCI offers a variety of services and training in high-end microscopy and image analysis for researchers in the various fields of life science, but also chemistry, physics, and material science. The equipment includes several laser scanning (confocal and multiphoton) and conventional light microscopes, super-resolution microscopes, MALDI imaging mass spectrometry as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopes. We have also a comprehensive suite of sample preparation labs. The scientific staff at the CCI assists researchers in the experimental designing and planning of imaging experiments and provides the in-depth training for the operation of the microscopes and for specific imaging techniques. Additionally, support is provided in the processing, rendering and analysis of the acquired datasets and computational infrastructure for handling big image data. The CCI team has broad interactions with the wider microscopy community and has wide-ranging collaborations with both academic and industrial partners.
We are looking for an experienced Scientific Officer with strong interest in developing, implementing and adjusting feedback microscopy tools at the Centre for Cellular Imaging. This job position focuses on the automation of, for example, targeted microscopy, functional microscopy, and tracking of cells over time using both widefield and laser scanning microscopes. At this post you will also explore the implementation of smart microscopy tools in the field of electron microscopy – Transmission and Scanning. Image analysis pipelines will include machine learning and deep learning (Artificial Intelligence). The post holder will implement on-the-fly data processing and real time feedback into imaging workflows, which is particularly important for live imaging. Another important task will be the management of large data, here the post holder will explore the automated pre-processing of images before transfer to storage servers
We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The suitable candidate:
- A university degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, or natural sciences.
- Proven work experience in image analysis.
- Experience in scripting bioimage analysis workflows.
- Excellent communication and writing skills. Fluency in English is required due to daily interactions with the CCI’s international user base.
- Knowledge of image analysis software tools, with particular emphasis on open-source software such as: ImageJ Macro, Python, Fiji, Napari, scikit-image.
- Advanced programming experience in Python.
- Background or Experience in hardware control, particularly microscopy related, for example using: LabView, Micro-Manager, Pycro-Manager and Python-microscopy, etc.
- Experience using version control systems such as GitHub.
It is meritorious to have:
- Proven work experience in data analysis, feature extraction, statistics, and machine learning.
- Experience with Java, or C++.
For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 31 January 2023