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Scientific Staff, entry-level position (80 - 100%)

Starting 1 September 2024 or as per agreement

How does life emerge from molecules and cells? This is the central question that motivates us. With curiosity and passion, we investigate the entire spectrum ranging from the atom to the organism. The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the world’s leading life sciences institutes. With 32 groups, high-end core facilities and 500 employees, we are a dynamic and international research community that has spawned many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine as well as several Nobel Laureates. Become part of our community!

The Imaging Core Facility (IMCF) of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is offering a position to an early-career scientist to enter the field of modern high-end light microscopy.

Your responsibilities
The candidate will support the IMCF by maintaining various state-of-the-art wide-field, confocal, spinning disk, light sheet (live cell and cleared samples), multiplexed (seqFISH), spatial transcriptomics and super-resolution (SIM, STORM/PALM) microscopes; will contribute mainly to microscope user training and to a lesser extent to image analysis; and will participate in the teaching program of the IMCF. More information about the facility, including a detailed list of equipment, can be found here

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a technical or research background who combines solid technical expertise with strong communication skills. Suitable candidates are expected to have a university degree in life sciences or physics (Masters or PhD) and practical experience in at least two or more of the following areas: Optics, light microscopy techniques (widefield and/or confocal), live cell imaging. A good knowledge of image processing is a plus.

The candidate should be rigorous, reliable, well organized and have the ambition to work in a service-oriented context. Good communication skills in English and the ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary environment are required. 

We offer
The Biozentrum offers cutting-edge research infrastructures, a highly international environment, and excellent working conditions. Salary and benefits are according to University of Basel standards.
The position provides an ideal environment into a microscopy facility career. It is initially limited to two years, but can be extended up to six years. The preferred start date is 1 September 2024, but can be negotiated.

Application / Contact
Please apply online:
Applications need to include the following: 
•    CV
•    list of publications
•    short summary of microscopy experience with a list of microscope systems and software
•    at least one reference letter
•    motivation letter. 

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all identities and backgrounds.
Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed until the position has been filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.
For further information, please feel free to contact Oliver Biehlmaier, PhD, Head of Imaging Core Facility (, +41 61 207 20 73).