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About us

Scionics Computer Innovation GmbH is an IT software and services company with over 20 years of experience in providing flexible and innovative solutions for scientific research organizations. We are located in Dresden, Germany, a cultural, innovative and green city where we are part of the Biopolis Dresden research campus. This campus includes renowned international research institutions including the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), and the Technische Universität Dresden. We work closely with these institutions and have a particularly strong long-standing partnership with the MPI-CBG. If you join our company, you will work in a welcoming and informal work environment with an international and open-minded team and access to new technology, exciting projects and the frontier of life-science research.

What we offer

As a company closely associated with academic research, we are dedicated to ensure that you have opportunities for training and development. We will provide a yearly budget which can be used flexibly for courses, conferences, and training.

As part of our open work culture, we offer access to flexible working hours, home office possibilities, and support with moving costs for those coming to us from abroad. We provide competitive salaries based on past experience.

About the role

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Bio-Image Analyst to shape, expand and direct the service portfolio of our Scientific Computing Team with regard to state-of-the-art image analysis solutions.

You will act as the leader of our bio-image analysis team and support the needs of wet lab biologists by advising them on appropriate analysis strategies and implementing solutions to help them answer their research questions while considering factors such as usability and integration of solutions into existing infrastructure.

This position provides unique and exciting opportunities to collaborate on multi-disciplinary projects at the interface of biology and physics including optical technology development, computer vision and machine learning.

This full-time, on-site position is based in Dresden, Germany.

Your Responsibilities

  • Building and designing scientifically rigorous and repeatable image analysis workflows using a variety of open source and commercial tools such as ImageJ/FIJI, Napari, Ilastik, Huygens, Imaris and CellProfiler
  • Coding custom scripts/macros/plugins to combine, integrate and expand existing tools using Python and/or ImageJ Macro
  • Developing and implementing algorithms in collaboration with researchers to solve specific image processing problems from cell and developmental biology
  • Managing and actively participating in a walk-in consultation service to guide the researchers to the correct software and image analysis solution
  • Teaching and training of image analysis techniques and appropriate tools/programming languages to researchers on campus
  • Mentoring and guiding team members and fostering group-internal mutual knowledge exchange and growth
  • Collaborating with research groups and imaging facilities on campus to improve imaging workflows and strategies
  • Reviewing, testing and proposing new tools and strategies in order to keep up-to-date with current Bio-Image analysis trends

Requirements

Education & Professional Experience

A PhD (or a Master's degree with 5 years’ experience) in Life Science, Physics or Computer Science with demonstrated experience in a similar role with comparable goals and responsibilities.

Skills

  • programming skills in Python and familiarity in developing algorithms for image data analysis (some knowledge of Java is a plus)
  • strong expertise in image processing (classical and machine learning concepts) and its application in biology
  • hands-on experience with a variety of image/data analysis software (e.g. Fiji/ImageJ, Ilastik, CellProfiler, KNIME, Imaris and Huygens).
  • solid understanding of microscopy and image acquisition methods
  • excellent communication skills and the competence to explain complex information in an easy-to-understand way
  • service-mentality and the ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • strong team player with the capability and desire to act as a project team leader
  • fluent in English
Desirable Experience  
It will give you a head start if you are also familiar with deep-learning concepts (e.g. classification, semantic segmentation) and relevant libraries as well as possess experience with high-performance computing and open source software development including ImageJ plugins.
 

Contact us

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, cover letter and any relevant documents to: bioimagejob@scionics.comwith the subject "Senior BioImage Analyst". Please also include contact information for a few references if possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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