Technical Officer in Advanced Light Microscopy

Heidelberg, Germany Microscopy Specialist

The Advanced Light Microscopy Facility (ALMF) offers a collection of state-of-the-art light microscopy equipment and image processing tools.The ALMF supports in-house scientists and visitors in using light microscopy methods for their research and regularly organises in-house and international courses to teach basic and advanced light microscopy methods.

We are looking for a scientist to join the Advanced Light Microscopy Core Facility at the EMBL as technical officer. The work will be centred on the implementation of imaging technologies, with a primary focus on sample preparation from tissue for highly multiplexed spatial readouts.

Your role
This position is funded by GSK as part of a collaboration between Cellzome, a GSK company, and EMBL. You will contribute to diverse projects and will work across interdisciplinary teams. You will perform hands on experiments, as well as designing and planning for new method development.

You have Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences, and extensive research experience. You should have a proven track record in the development, or extensive optimisation and application, of microscopy technologies. Prior experience with formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) and OCT-cryopreserved tissue, multiplex immunofluorescence imaging is preferred, as well as expertise with laser capture microdissection and computational data analysis.

You might also have The successful candidate should be able to work independently, be highly motivated and very well-organized. Excellent communication skills and the ability to drive your own work while collaborating within a team are essential.

Why join
If you have great hands, are thrilled by challenges and would like to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment, this would be an opportunity for you.

What else you need to know
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. On the EMBL campus in Heidelberg, Cellzome provides a high-quality international research environment with world-class omics capabilities. The candidate will benefit from participation in the GSK formal mentorship and various trainings/seminar series in drug discovery.

EMBL is Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. Its mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new technologies and instruments in the life sciences, actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits.

On-site interviews are tentatively planned for 20 February 2020.

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