Research Engineer position in quantitative data analysis for super-resolution microscopy

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, a centre based in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain), devoted to research and education of the optical and photonic sciences at the highest international level, is offering a research engineer position to a well-qualified, motivated individual in the Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Biophysics (AFIB) group led by Dr. Melike Lakadamyali.

The successful candidate will be in charge of developing new data acquisition and image analysis software for super-resolution microscopy. The successful candidate will work in the CellViewer project funded by the European Union through a highly competitive FET-Open grant. The project aims to develop innovative, high-throughput data acquisition hardware/software and data analysis algorithms for super-resolution microscopy, in particular in application to imaging cellular phenotype at the DNA, RNA and protein level. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with PhD students and postdocs in the AFIB group as well as international partners including industrial partners in microscopy and image analysis.

Highly motivated candidates who are looking for the opportunity to contribute to scientific projects and publications and enhance their knowledge by combining biology, physics and chemistry in an inter-disciplinary environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in super-resolution microscopy hardware and software development. Positively valued will be programming knowledge in Java, C++, Matlab, Python and LabView.

Eligibility and Conditions
Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized PhD-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in physics, biophysics, computer engineering, electrical engineering and related fields.

No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO research engineer contracts.
The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to three years.

Application procedure
The formal application should be submitted by e-mail to:
Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address,
  • The contact e-mail of three potential referees.

Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.

The call will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Candidates may contact for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as scientific enquiries.

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