Senior Experimental Officer (Bioimaging/Image Analysis) in the University of Manchester

Hi all,

I don’t mean to spam, but I thought someone here might be interested in this job offer we’ve put out. Sorry for the short notice.

Kind regards,

A new post has been created for an experienced Image Processing and Data Analysis Senior Experimental Officer in the Bioimaging Facility at the University of Manchester, UK. This position is funded through the University via user access fees and although the post is initially for 2 years, the likelihood is that this will become a permanent position after this time.

The Bioimaging Facility has over 30 different microscopes including simple snapshot fluorescence, long term live cell imaging, deconvolution, high content imaging, TIRF, spinning disc confocal, point scanning confocals, light sheet, super resolution and in vivo multiphoton. All of these produce vast amounts of mullti-deminsional data and the users need improved workflows to help extract the meaningful data from these images. Common requests include cell tracking, co-localisation, protein expression patterns, morphological changes over time and 3D reconstructions. However, we know there’s so much more that could be achieved from these datasets and we need the successful candidate to take the analysis to the next level. We require an experience candidate with a proven track record in image processing, data analysis and scripting.

You will work alongside the existing (very friendly and informal) Bioimaging Facility team and you will be the primary contact for image analysis - helping to develop bespoke workflows and scripts on both commercial and open source software. However, you are also welcome to work on hardware modification and integration in order to improve the upstream image acquisition.

Please pass this advert onto anyone you think might be interested in the position. The UK is still a great place to live and work!!

Full particulars can be found at

The full job advert is below.

Senior Experimental Officer (Bioimaging/Image Analysis)

Closing Date : 22/02/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Until 31/12/2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : Faculty Office - BMH
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full-time
Salary : £39,992 to £49,149 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11266

Due to the demand for advanced image processing and data analysis, a new position has been created to support the users of the Bioimaging Facility in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester, UK.

You will work as part of the Bioimaging team, led by Dr Peter March, but you will be responsible for developing the image processing capabilities of the Facility. Combining both commercial packages and your own bespoke scripted solutions you will provide analysis pipelines to support users who have acquired large multi-dimensional datasets using the Bioimaging Facility microscopes. You will have multiple projects to manage simultaneously and so excellent project management skills are also required.

You will have completed a PhD in science, mathematics, computer science or a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. A knowledge of cell biology is not essential, but you must have proven experience in developing analysis pipelines and the ability to write custom scripts. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Christoph Ballestrem


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars BM&H-11266 Senior Experimental Officer: