Deadline: 2021-02-28

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Type: Technical staff

CFIM  was inaugurated in August 2010 and has serviced more than 1600 users with access to state of the art light- and electron microscopes.

The successful applicant will be part of a highly international team composed of light and electron microscopy application specialists, an image analyst, laboratory technicians and secretary covering six different nationalities. CFIM is located in the center of Copenhagen, at the North Campus of the University and has the mission of giving highest-level user service provision in advanced microscopy technologies to internal and external users from a broad range of disciplines within life sciences.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Implementing Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) at CFIM (e.g. define and design the hardware and software configuration of the infrastructure) in collaboration with CFIM’s staff
  • Developing/implementing sample preparation protocols for live and fixed-cleared samples with focus on SPIM
  • Creating data handling and post-processing solutions for the acquired SPIM datasets in collaboration with the CFIM image analyst
  • Maintenance and development of all systems at CFIM, with focus on SPIM
  • Introducing, training and supporting users on all CFIM light microscopes
  • Meeting CFIM users to define optimal imaging strategies according to the facility’s portfolio
  • Staying up to date with the latest developments on microscopy methods and technology, with focus on SPIM
  • Helping with the organization of and the teaching in CFIM courses

The successful applicant should have:

  • Relevant experience in light microscopy applications in general, holding a M.Sc. or PhD. degree in related scientific disciplines
  • Expertise in SPIM technologies, including live and fixed clearing methods
  • Strong motivation to support and train users with a problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent social, communication and organization skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Previous experience with SPIM data management, processing and analysis will be considered an advantage