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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.

Managing Director of The BioVisionCenter, University of Zurich, Switzerland

The need for computer vision in molecular life science research is rapidly growing due to an explosion in the use of spatially resolved measurement technologies across a wide range of scales, in combination with an increased demand for large-scale multivariate quantification of such datasets. The BioVisionCenter (BVC) is a recently launched new research center situated at the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich (UZH), co-founded by the UZH and the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel (FMI). Its mission is to become a worldwide leading research center for the promotion of comprehensive, scientific bioimage data exploration. Besides developing and implementing new technologies, the BVC will provide a computational platform as a service to its users that enables scalable bioimage analysis across multiple modalities and scales, from cryo-EM to whole organ imaging. As part of the launching phase, we are now seeking to fill two key positions.

Your responsibilities

Besides managing the day-to-day activities, the Managing Director will be expected to develop a medium- and long-term vision, to take the lead in acquiring additional funding, to expand the number of both academic and private partners, to aid with the embedding of the center within the national and international research community, to develop a sustainable cost model for the services platform. She/he will report to the BVC steering committee and the UZH leadership and work in a team together with the Scientific Director (tenured professor, in preparation), the Head Research and Development (hiring in progress), the Head Services (in preparation), administrative personnel, and multiple systems administrators and software engineers and developers.

For additional information please check the job offer.