International Job Shadowing Program

Global BioImaging offers an international job shadowing program that gives the opportunity to technical and managerial staff of the imaging core facilities to visit imaging facilities across the globe 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 biological imaging or biomedical imaging and also to those who wish to pursue career in imaging core facilities.

Essentially, imaging facility shadowing involves working with another experienced member of staff in a different facility who might have longer 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 organization or the latest technologies in the field.

The program allows both the hosting facilities 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.

Global BioImaging has organised three rounds of job shadowing in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and is now opening a continuous program that allows anyone interested to experience life in a peer imaging facility, to travel internationally and learn from others.

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

The facilities adhering to the Global BioImaging Job Shadowing are listed in the table below and cover both biological imaging and biomedical imaging. The applications to the international job shadowing program can be submitted by clicking on this link.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Gleb Grebnev, Training Programme Manager, [email protected]

Shadowing Hosts

Country/Organization Location Facility 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
Portugal Oeiras Electron Microscopy Facility (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência) Electron Microscopy
France Paris, Nantes, Rennes, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Marseille France BioImaging (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
EMBL Heidelberg EMBL Node (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
Czech Republic Prague Microscopy Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
Italy Torino, Pisa Molecular Imaging Italian Node Med
Finland Helsinki, Oulu, Turku Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node (Euro-BioImaging) Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy
India Bangalore Central Imaging and Flow Cytometry Facility, NCBS Bio
India Pune Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune - Microscopy Facility Bio
Singapore Singapore A*STAR Microscopy Platform (AMP) Bio
South Africa Stellenbosch Central Analytical Facilities (CAF), Fluorescence Microscopy Unit Bio
Canada Montreal Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) at McGill University 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