About the ELMI

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.

Imaging Scientist in the Advanced Light Microscopy Unit. CRG Barcelona, Spain

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies. 

In April 2021, the CRG received the renewal of the ‘HR Excellence in Research‘ Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute’s commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code). 

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The role

The postholder will be working with the team at the Advanced Light Microscopy Unit (ALMU) to manage and support the imaging needs of CRG and the external research community. The postholder will be expected to train users on routine and advanced microscopy technologies available at ALMU, daily and routine microscope maintenance, bioimage analysis, teach at courses and workshops, and occasionally collaborating in research projects. Furthermore, develop and adapt standard protocols for training and quality control. Report and document equipment issues and initiate repairs using ALMU’s RT system. Ensure that all users adhere to ALMU and CRG policies and procedures. Interact with requests and bookings through ALMU’s booking system. Order with CRG’s purchasing system. Prepare standard samples and maintain the wet lab area. Execute regular maintenance of Unit equipment and run routine quality control measurements to track systems’ performance over time. 

ALMU has over 300 users from CRG and beyond, mainly from the Barcelona area and nearby cities. As such, the role will involve addressing research questions from a broad field, ranging from cell biology, cancer biology, marine biology, plant biology, neuroscience, biophysics and cellular biomechanics. The postholder will be expected to operate a broad spectrum of instrumentation at ALMU covering technical capabilities for live-cell imaging, 2-photon, spectral imaging, FRET, FLIM, photomanipulation and FCS, as well as super-resolution technologies such as airyscan, STED, STED/FLIM and STORM/dSTORM, bioimage processing, analysis and data visualization. More information about instrumentation at ALMU here.

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 25 November 2023