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Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

MICROSCOPY SPECIALIST

Description

The Director of Central European Institute of Technology

(CEITEC MU) opens a position

 

MICROSCOPY SPECIALIST

Description

CELLIM – Cellular Imaging Core Facility is a light microscopy facility of CEITEC MU. Main role is to provide access to state-of-the-art light microscopy techniques and support during acquisition and image analysis to all its users. More information about facility you can find https://www.ceitec.cz/bunecne-zobrazovani/cf119. Currently we are looking for image analysis specialist, who would be responsible for developing and performing image analysis tools for facility users. 

  

 

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.

 

Our institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists. CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission. (http://muni.ceitec.cz/en/hr-strategy-hrs4r/)

 

Responsibilities:

-          provide training and assistance to facility users with all steps of imaging experiments -  experimental setup, sample preparation, selection of appropriate imaging method/instrument, sample imaging - widefield and confocal microscopes

-          help with troubleshooting at different levels – sample preparation and sample acquisition

-          performing cleaning and maintanance of the microscopes

-          teaching microscopy methods on workshops and courses organized by CELLIM

-          participating in CELLIM daily operations

-          keep update with newest microscopy developments

 

Requirements:

·         Msc or PhD degree in life science, physics or related field

·         good knowledge of different imaging methods and modalities – widefield, confocal microscopy, FRET, FRAP, lightsheet microscopy, SIM, localization microscopy etc…

·         experience with image analysis tools such as Imaris, ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, ZEN is an advantage

·         ability to work in service oriented mode

·         willing of learning new methods of microscopy

·         excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         good communication in english language

 

 

We offer:

·         Work with different users on various projects on the state-of-the-art light microscopes

·         MU employment benefits

·         Starting date, September 2019

·         Length of contract – 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

 

 

Anticipated start date:

September 2019

 

For further information, please contact Mgr. Milan Ešner, Ph.D., Head of Cellular Imaging Core Facility:

 

-          Please send the application (Letter of motivation, CV with description of required skills and contact details of two references) by e-mail to

 

 

Please quote the Microscopy specialist position in the subject.

 

 

Information about Brno, Czech Republic

·         The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people

·         Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science

·         A city of universities with more than 86,000 students

·         More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year,

·         500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,

·         City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),

·         Quality of life index in 2016

 

For further information about:

CEITEC, please visit www.ceitec.eu

·         CEITEC Welcome Office, please visit http://www.ceitec.eu/ceitec-welcome-office/t1137

Masaryk University, please visit www.muni.cz

Brno, please visit http://www2.brno.cz/index.php?lan=en&nav01=20608&nav02=20617

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