International Job Shadowing Program

Global BioImaging offers an international job shadowing program that gives the opportunity to technical and managerial staff of imaging core facilities to experience life in a peer imaging facility, travel internationally to an imaging facility abroad, and learn from their peers.

Job shadowing is a "on-the-job" learning opportunity. Job shadowing program is open to the staff of imaging core facilities that offer access to biological and/or biomedical imaging and also to those who wish to pursue career in imaging core facilities.

Essentially, job shadowing involves working with other facility staff in a different facility who might have more experience, provide open user access, operate a different set of imaging technologies, and so on. This experience helps the participants of the program to learn new aspects related to user access, quality management, software tools, image data storage and analysis, facility management or the latest technologies in the field.

The program allows both the hosting facility and their guests to exchange experiences and ideas. It also has the added value to support networking and prepare possible future collaborations between imaging facilities and infrastructures.

General guidelines of the program can be downloaded from the attachments section on the right hand side. They describe the general features of the job shadowing program and provide some practical information on the procedure to be followed by both the hosting facilities and the job shadowing visitor.

The imaging facilities as part of the job shadowing program are listed in the table below and cover both biological imaging (light and electron microscopy) and biomedical imaging (preclinical/animal imaging).

The next round of applications from technical and managerial staff of imaging core facilities who are interested to participate in the international job shadowing program will take place in June 2024 as part of an open call for applications. The details of an open call will be announced here.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Gleb Grebnev, Training Program Manager, [email protected]

Shadowing Hosts

Country City Name of the facility or network Imaging technology facility focus
Australia Sydney Western Sydney University Node (National Imaging Facility) Biomedical Imaging
Australia Sydney Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory (National Imaging Facility) Biomedical imaging
Australia Sydney Centre for Advanced Microscopy of the Australian National University Bio
Australia Sydney Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney Bio
Australia Brisbane Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland Bio
Australia Brisbane Queensland Brain Institute Light Microscopy
Australia Brisbane Queensland Node (National Imaging Facility) Biomedical Imaging
Australia Perth Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, University of Western Australia Bio/Geo
Australia Adelaide Preclinical Imaging & Research Laboratories, SAHMRI (National Imaging Facility) Biomedical Imaging
Canada Montreal Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) at McGill University Light Microscopy
Czech Republic Prague Microscopy Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
EMBL Heidelberg EMBL Node (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
Finland Helsinki, Oulu, Turku Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
France Paris, Nantes, Rennes, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Marseille France BioImaging (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
India Bangalore Central Imaging and Flow Cytometry Facility at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Light Microscopy
India Pune Microscopy Facility at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune Light Microscopy
Italy Torino, Pisa Molecular Imaging Italian Node Biomedical Imaging
Japan Okinawa Imaging Core Facility Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Preclinical imaging (microCT)
Portugal Oeiras Electron Microscopy Facility at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Electron Microscopy
Portugal Porto Advanced Light Microscopy at i3S Light Microscopy
Singapore Singapore SingaScope Light Microscopy
South Africa Stellenbosch Central Analytical Facilities Microscopy Unit Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
United Kingdom London Crick Advanced Light Microscopy STP Light Microscopy
USA Ashburn Advanced Imaging Center, HHMI Janelia Research Campus Bio
USA Cambridge (MA) Harvard Center for Biological Imaging Bio
USA Boston Nikon Imaging Center at Harvard Medical School Bio
USA Berkeley UC Berkeley - CRL Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) Bio