Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Correlative Image Data Analysis, University of Jena, Germany
The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elevate microbiome studies from descriptive to hypothesis-driven and functional analyses. Our core mission is to elucidate fundamental principles of the interactions and functions in microbial communities in diverse habitats ranging from oceans and groundwater to plant and human hosts. We aim to identify the shared characteristics of disturbed or polluted ecosystems as well as infectious diseases on the microbiome level, and develop strategies for their remediation by targeted interventions. Our full spectrum of expertise in the physical and life sciences will be leveraged to address these important issues in natural habitats as well as synthetic arenas in a collaborative manner. The affiliated early career program of the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) offers an ambitious, structured and interdisciplinary post-graduate training based on top-level fundamental research.
The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in
Correlative Image Data Analysis (m/f/d)
commencing as soon as possible. As the new member in the theoretical research group Applied Systems Biology, you will play a central role in the development of software tools for the quantitative analysis of data combining different imaging modalities.
This project addresses the urgent need for advanced software tools to perform image analysis of big volume data that are generated in the Microverse Imaging Center (MIC) using microscopy and spectroscopy modalities in combination. The main goals of this project include the development of algorithms that are capable of performing correlative analyses as well as an environment, which enable application of these algorithms by any user not experienced in programming. To realize these goals, the software tools will be developed within the recently created visual programming language termed Java Image Processing Pipeline (JIPipe: www.JIPipe.org).
- Contribute to the development of the project direction, as the project evolves.
- Produce high-quality written reports and draft papers. Present your results at local meetings and national and international conferences.
- Assist with training other researchers at the Microverse Imaging Center, including PhD candidates, Masters’ and undergraduate project students, to perform image analysis with JIPipe
- Contribute to maintaining the friendly, welcoming and collaborative environment within the group.
For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date: 7 February 2023