Deadline: 2021-02-28

Location: Blegdamsvej, DK-2200 Copenhagen N

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Type: Other

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Centers for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and Protein Research (CPR) at the University of Copenhagen are jointly seeking applications for the position of an Image Analysis Specialist


The image analysis specialist works in a team with dedicated microscopy specialists to provide service and support for multiple research projects of broad biomedical scope throughout the two research centers. The image analysis specialist at CPR and DanStem is expected to

  • Provide support and training for users of both Centers on a variety of image analysis software packages (e.g. Fiji/Image J, Bitplane/Imaris, Perkin Elmer/Harmony, Olympus/ScanR Analysis, Zeiss ZEN, Huygens)
  • Provide guidance in identifying optimal software and image analysis solutions for a given task
  • Help users with analysis and graphic presentation of multidimensional data (e.g. Tibco Spotfire)
  • Organize and participate in image analysis workshops (including practical demonstrations) for graduate and undergraduate students
  • Manage computer workstations for offline image analysis and take care of software purchases, installation, maintenance and updates (local IT-support is provided)
    Establish a fully virtualized analysis environment for the above-mentioned analysis packages using our newly established HPC server (incl. dedicated GPU processing)
  • Initiative for and collaborations utilizing project-oriented coding of new image analysis tools using our HPC platform for high-content or light-sheet applications is welcome and will be supported.
  • Network actively with the global image analysis community and stay up-to-date with current trends in the field

Qualifications and competences
Candidates are expected to have a Master’s or PhD degree in a biological sciences-related discipline with at least three years of experience in bio-image analysis. Previous experience with user support in a facility environment is of advantage. Alternatively, candidates with relevant expertise, such as in computer science and data analysis or physics, coupled with a strong interest in cellular imaging and experience in working with biologists can be considered. In addition, we wish for the candidate to have:

  • A broad overview of image analysis tools and expertise with a variety of image analysis software packages
  • Experience with 2D, 3D and 4D image analysis and segmentation of structures
  • Experience with downstream data handling and analysis, including statistical evaluation
  • Expertise in development of custom image analysis solutions with Matlab, Fiji/ImageJ, Python, Java, R or similar programming languages
  • A creative mind as well as an active network to tackle challenging tasks in image analysis
  • Ideally, a good level of practical experience with advanced light microscopy, including wide-field, confocal and high-content microscopy
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
  • A service-minded and team player attitude
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment

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