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Image analysis specialist / software developer (80-100%)

Starting 1 October 2019 or as per agreement

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

The Imaging Core Facility (IMCF) is a well-established technology platform at the Biozentrum offering access to high-end microscopy systems and highly sophisticated image processing IT infrastructure. The biological applications cover research areas including cellular biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, neurobiology and developmental biology.

The IMCF is looking for a junior image analysis specialist / software developer with a strong interest in biological applications. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. You will be part of a team of experts designing, implementing and evaluating new software solutions for image analysis to support Biozentrum scientists in their research projects.

Your responsibilities
Typical tasks include:

  • Scripting for data management tasks
  • Development and implementation of image / data processing pipelines, mostly based on common bio-medical toolkits like ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, QuPath, Ilastik etc.
  • User training and support with image analysis related topics

Many of these tasks will be done in close collaboration with our colleagues of the Research IT facility. 

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a Master or PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biology or a related field, who has proven competence in image processing and development of user-friendly software using Python, Java, Groovy and/or ImageJ-Macro. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. We collaborate with imaging facilities and staff scientists in-house and across Switzerland, and expect you to have excellent social and networking skills and to enjoy collaborating with peers. Good communication skills in English are essential.

We offer
The Biozentrum offers a cutting-edge research infrastructure, a highly international environment, and excellent working conditions. The position is initially limited to 12 months but might be prolongated to up to 5 years. Salary and benefits according to University of Basel standards.

Application / Contact
Please apply online by 15 September 2019 with a CV, letter of motivation, and the name/address of three references: https://biped2.biozentrum.unibas.ch/apply/image-analysis-specialist

Please note that only online-applications will be accepted. 

For further information, please feel free to contact Oliver Biehlmaier, PhD, Head of Imaging Core Facility (oliver.biehlmaier(at)unibasto make life hard for spam bots.ch, +41 61 207 20 73)