Analyst for the Unit of Microscopy and Dynamic Imaging (Técnico Titulado Superior)
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) is a public research institute dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular research and to translating new knowledge into real improvements in clinical practice. This modern building is equipped with the latest scientific equipment, including state-of-the-art imaging technologies, and a comprehensive research-support infrastructure.
The CNIC is considering applications for a full time permanent contract for a Light Microscopy Analyst position under supervision of Dr. Valeria R. Caiolfa (https://www.cnic.es/en/investigacion/microscopy) within the CNIC research infrastructure of the Unit of Microscopy and Dynamic Imaging, to provide high level technical/specialist expertise and to translate knowledge of advances in the field of advanced imaging/light microscopy into research success.
The candidate will provide user training and support for the systems in use that include all state-of-art imaging technologies covering the entire resolution range of modern light microscopy.
The candidate will also assist users to troubleshoot imaging experiments and proactively offer advice and support to solve problems quickly.
The candidate will have documented experience in image analysis and deconvolution protocols.
This is an excellent opportunity to join the CNIC in the key role of the Unit of Microscopy and Dynamic Imaging supporting research and training activities. The Unit is a critical resource for researchers working in a wide range of cardiovascular basic, clinical and translational projects, and it belongs to the TRIMA@CNIC Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructures (ICTS, http://www.rich2020.eu/news/icts) in Spain.
- Master in Life Sciences
- Minimum 10 years experience as technical support in light microscopy facilities (this requirement should be supported in the CV)
- Documented expertise in image analysis and customized protocols by Bitplane-Imaris and open source software such as Fiji/ImageJ and CellProfiler and macros development. (It will be valued according to the number of years or fraction)
- Documented expertise in image deconvolution by Scientific Volume Imaging -Huygens and other commercial software. (It will be valued according to the number of years or fraction)
- Documented experience in support, troubleshooting and user-training for bright/wide field, confocal, STED, dSTORM, TIRF, SPIM and multiphoton microscopy, using different equipment types commercially available by Leica Microsystems, Zeiss, Nikon and Olympus. (It will be valued according to the number of years or fraction)
- Experience in individual training, courses, reporting and scientific publications. (The experience will be valued according to the number of years or fraction)
- Administrative experience (booking, invoicing, maintenance contracts, quality assessment). (It will be valued according to the number of years or fraction)
- Joining a research center with international relevance. Integration in a young and highly active team in an environment of scientific excellence.
- Incorporation into a very large and modern infrastructure with the latest technologies that covers the entire range of light microscopy imaging and image analysis applications.
- Competitive salary according to the candidate’s expertise and qualification.
- Indefinite contract (the coverage of the position through an indefinite contract is subject to the mandatory authorization of the Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas)
The CNIC is a center that advocates equal job opportunities for men and women, foreign and national, and promote nondiscrimination by reason of age, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political orientation or social or economic conditions. The CNIC ensures the utmost rigor in the application of the principles of equality, merit and ability in public employment and current rules on data protection.
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