Imaging Specialist (m/f/x)

Updated: 5 months ago

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-fundedresearch institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft). FLI’ s internationally visible and highlycompetitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of aging and associated age-related diseases.Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence ofage-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health of theelderly (www.leibniz-fli.de).

The Core Facility Imaging at FLI offers advanced state-of-the-art light microscopy equipment to investigatebiological structures from nanometer to centimeter scales (doi: 10.3390/cells9061377). Facility staff providesintroduction and service into microscopy techniques, including access to widefield, confocal, light-sheet andsuper-resolution microscopes. Special research expertise has been developed and is provided inFluorescence Fluctuation Microscopy (FFM) applications to study molecule dynamics in living specimen (doi:10.3389/fonc. 2018.00125).

The facility staff provides introduction into microscopy techniques and service for researchers.

To support our team and to further develop our imaging platforms we are looking for:

Imaging Specialist (m/f/x)

Tasks:

  • Training and support of researchers in advanced lightmicroscopy techniques (widefield/confocal/super-resolution/microdissection/fluorescencefluctuation/lightsheet )
  • Manage and assist instrument maintenance
  • Support of researchers in image acquisition &downstream data analysis (Zen, Huygens, Imaris,Arivis)
  • Develop, maintain and improve standard operationprocedures (SOPs) and workflows
  • Assist, conduct and develop teaching activities
  • Draft high-quality bioimage data text parts formanuscripts.

Requirements:

  • University degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysicsor related, preferably PhD or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of advancedmicroscopy technologies
  • Preferably 5 years of experience in light microscopybioimaging applications
  • Know-how in quantitative bioimaging workflows, imagedata analysis and management
  • excellent command of English (spoken and written) isrequired
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, collaborative
  • mindset and theability to interact professionally and service oriented with the users of the facility

We offer:

  • A responsible job within a motivated team, which will accompany and support you optimally during the introductionperiod - as well as an international working environment and a safe workplace.
  • Access to multiple state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Jena
  • Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinarybase for innovative research.
  • We offer integration into FLI career development plans promoting interdisciplinary collaborations involving clinicianscientists, basic scientists and bioinformaticians.
  • Employment contract in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L), full-time or part-time, for 2 years initially, long-term employment is desired.
  • Remuneration level TV-L depending on qualifications and experience(TV-L E12-E13), additional annual specialpayment (Christmas bonus),
  • 30 working days of vacation per calendar year, two days off on December 24/31,performance bonus system and attractive company pension plan with the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und derLänder (VBL) (Federal and State occupational pension scheme).
  • Flexible working time models: flexitime, mobile working, a family-friendly working environment that enables a healthywork-life balance, company health management and dual career option.
  • We provide support with various qualification and further training opportunities, use of the Haufe knowledge databasesand the Haufe learning platform with numerous different online courses.

Application:

Please apply online through the FLI application portal by 24.09.2023.



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