Job offer in england Senior Scientific Associate – Bioimage Analyst – University of Cambridge

Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and contains state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Imaging & Microscopy core facility at the Institute provides imaging support to scientists as well as opportunities for new imaging developments and image analysis projects.  Details can be found at:

We are now looking for a highly motivated, creative and self-driven scientist who is expert in advanced image data analysis and light microscopy techniques, ideally someone actively involved in the open source bio-image analysis community (e.g. NEUBIAS).

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of open source and commercial image data analysis tools and experience in light microscopy techniques including cell biology applications.  The post holder will primarily provide support for developing image analysis methods and tools working closely with CRUK CI researchers.  The post holder will be required to provide image analysis training and teaching in practical courses and workshops for students and staff at the CRUK CI and the wider Cambridge scientific community.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about innovative optical microscopy techniques, have experience in the use of image database and data analysis software for 4D-analysis as well as high-content imaging and be able to providing some expertise in operating microscopes (DIC, confocal, wide-field fluorescence, time-lapse). Interest in new advanced imaging methods e.g. light sheet, multiplexing and optical design is an advantage.

Holding a degree in mathematics, biological sciences or physics, engineering or image analysis or equivalent, the successful candidate will ideally have experience in programming languages such as MatLab, Python, ImageJ, C++ or similar.  A PhD is desirable, but candidates with similar qualifications or experience will be considered. 

The candidate will be part of a qualified multi-disciplinary team with a high degree of freedom to work within the parameters set by the facility head. 

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Stefanie Reichelt on

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 23rd April 2017. The interview date is TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SW11772 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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