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Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist

  1. Date: 16.10.2017
  2. Location: Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU), Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Technical
  6. Application start: 16.10.2017            

  7. The Advanced BioImaging and BioOptics Experimental Platform (ABBE Platform) of the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown (CCU), Lisbon, Portugal is searching for

    Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist (m/f)

    The Champalimaud ABBE Platform is one of the largest and youngest imaging facilities in Portugal. It offers 5 advanced imaging systems to circa 170 users per year who annually book more than 10000 hours of instrument time and it plans to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. We are now seeking a highly motivated and service oriented light microscopy imaging specialist who will become part of our team and will support imaging projects mainly in the fields of Cell Biology, and Neurobiology.

    The candidate is expected to:
    a) Support a broad variety of light microscopy imaging projects
    b) Implement and develop new imaging technologies
    c) Maintain and service the current imaging systems.
    d) Provide training in light microscopy.

    We are currently using wide-field microscopy (included automatic slide scanning microscopy and light-sheet microscopy), laser scanning confocal microscopy, extended resolution microscopy.

    Candidates should have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biology, engineer, physics, or related subjects and experience in basic and advanced light microscopy.

    An excellent command of English together with good communication skills and self-motivation are also required. The candidate should be a proactive, service-oriented team player willing to help scientists with basic and advanced aspects of light microscopy.

    Candidates interested in this position should send a copy of their CV and motivation letter together with contacts of three referees to davide.accardi@research.fchampalimaud.org by November 5th 2017. The position is available from January 2018. The initial fellowship is for two years. Compensation will depend on the qualification and experience of the candidate. For informal inquiries, please contact the leader of the Champalimaud ABBE Platform.

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