Bioimage Analyst and Research Software Engineer - Computational…

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 16 Dec 2022


Human Technopole (HT) is a new interdisciplinary life science research institute, created and supported by the Italian Government, with the aim of developing innovative strategies to improve human health. HT is composed of five Centers: Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Genomics, Neurogenomics and Health Data Science. The Centers work together to enable interdisciplinary research and to create an open, collaborative environment that will help promote life science research both nationally and internationally.

The Image Analysis Facility at Human Technopole is recruiting a Bioimage Analyst and Research Software Engineer to add to our creative and interdisciplinary research team at the Human Technopole (HT) in Milan, Italy.

The facility will be offering bleeding-edge image analysis services to researchers within HT but is equally dedicated to supporting the wider science landscape in Italy and beyond. Our service portfolio includes technical consultation with users, building and deploying suitable analysis pipelines, quality control, publishing support, visualization and rendering services, as well as the development of new open-source tools. As well as image analysis and software development, we also envision a strong focus on teaching: we aim to enable users to perform an increasing amount of their required analyses by themselves.

The work in the image analysis facility will be tightly coupled to the research conducted in the Jug Group at HT. The Jug Lab is developing novel computer vision and machine learning methods and algorithms for a broad array of image-based biomedical research. We seek an open-minded and motivated personality to help us further our service portfolio and software landscape for bio-image analysis. The offered job naturally comes with the opportunity to visit other members of the community of Bioimage Analysts around the world and will bring you in touch with the latest algorithms, software tools, but also microscopy hardware and technology. The position is full time and based in Milan, Italy. HT offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organization that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Consult with internal and external researchers to provide advice on bioimage analysis.
  • Design and execute bioimage analysis projects in collaboration with internal and and external researchers.
  • Contribute to planning and teaching of courses run by the Image Analysis Facility.
  • Stay up to date on the latest bioimage analysis tools and methodologies.
  • Participate in the scientific life of the Jug lab.

  • MSc or higher in Biology, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field.
  • A strong background in image processing and image analysis.
  • English proficiency.

Advantageous qualities

  • PhD in Biology, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field, or equivalent industry experience (3+ years).
  • Background in microscopy or optics.
  • Experience with the application of image processing methods on biological datasets, with an emphasis on microscopy.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, Java, Javascript, ImageJ macro, R, Matlab).
  • Familiarity with at least one established image analysis software (eg. Fiji, ilastik, Cell Profiler, napari, Imaris, Arivis, or a similar tool).
  • Knowledge of deep-learning methods.
  • Keen interest in finding suitable solutions for our users while working in a young and friendly team.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who are part of the protected categories list, according to L. 68/99

Application instructions
Please apply by sending a CV and a up to 2 pages of detailed motivation letter in English only through the dedicated area below (Apply now) and the name and contact details of at least 2 potential referees. Importantly, international candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or Italian nationals returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

Additional information:
HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.

HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws. HT offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organization that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere.

Number of positions offered: 1

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