Job: Image analysis specialist / scientific programmer | sciCORE University of Basel
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me690 wrote:

To strengthen our activities in the domain of computational biology we are looking for a image analysis specialist / scientific programmer to manage and develop state-of-the-art image data analysis tools in a high performance computing environment.


Temps plein

Expérimenté (pas manager)



Secteurs: Secteur Public

Fonctions: Education/Enseignement, Recherche en biologie/en chimie, Développement software / web

Type de contrat: CDD

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading institutes worldwide for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching. It is home to more than 30 research groups with scientists from over 40 countries. Research at the Biozentrum focuses on the areas of Cell Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics and Computational & Systems Biology. Scientific research projects are supported by sciCORE – the center for scientific computing at the University of Basel. State of the art imaging technologies are an essential tool in modern life science research, and increasingly automated high-throughput technologies are generating imaging data at an unprecedented scale. In order to strengthen our competences in the domain of computational biology we are looking for a Image analysis specialist / Scientific programmer


Your responsibilities

  • Manage and develop state-of-the-art data analysis tools, specifically for automated microscopy image analysis (CellProfiler, Fiji, etc.);
  • Collaborate with the domain scientists to develop innovative computational approaches to address unmet scientific image data analysis problems;

  • Establish efficient data management workflows (data capture, analysis, publication, archiving); optimize analysis software, algorithms, workflows and data storage concepts; train users in efficient usage of the data analysis tools and HPC cluster infrastructure;

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to work in a multi-disciplinary environment to support leading-edge life science using modern IT infrastructure and software. Our ideal candidate has:

  • A MSc degree (or comparable) in computational sciences, software engineering, or natural sciences (with strong computational background);
  • Ability and interest to understand scientific questions with complex dependencies posed by researchers, and to develop stable software solutions to address them;
  • Experience in automated image analysis (e.g. CellProfiler);
  • Practical experience in scientific computing in an academic research environment;
  • Experience with scripting, work automation, and in depth knowledge of one or more programming languages; Experience in software deployment and good understanding of the IT infrastructure in Linux HPC cluster environments;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)

We offer

  • Work in a motivated team of scientific computing specialists with a friendly and collaborative atmosphere
  • Interesting and diversified tasks in cutting-edge computational life science research
  • Opportunity to learn and experiment with new information technologies

The position is affiliated to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics; the Biozentrum offers an outstanding scientific environment and a competitive salary, while Basel provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural atmosphere. The contract is limited to two years initially, but may be extendable or become permanent depending on the funding situation. Please submit your application including a CV, a letter of motivation highlighting personal contributions in previous positions, contact information of references. If possible, please include code examples of previous work (e.g. GitHub, SourceForge)

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