Microscopy and flow cytometry application specialist 100 %
The Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis (ZMB) at the University of Zurich is seeking a Microscopy Specialist to join our team. This role also involves supporting flow cytometry operations within a newly established lab at the University Children's Hospital.
The ZMB provides access, training, and education in cutting-edge light and electron microscopy to over 800 users annually. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with approximately 40 advanced microscopes, offering a diverse range of imaging modalities, including light-sheet, multiphoton, high content screening, super resolution, correlative light, and electron microscopy. Additionally, our virtualized computing infrastructure gives researchers access to powerful image analysis solutions. The focus of this position is on techniques, instrumentation in microscopy and flow cytometry. In-depth expertise in light microscopy is a must. Knowledge in electron microscopy and data processing is an advantage.
Teach and train of users in microscopy and flow cytometry
Instruct users on sample preparation techniques for microscopy
Support users in handling and analyzing microscopy and cytometry data
Coordinate service and maintenance of advanced microscopes and flow cytometers
Actively participate in the development of the Center with a particular emphasis on the lab at the University Children's Hospital
Interacting with the Cytometry Facility of the University of Zurich
Experience in light microscopy and light microscopy-related applications
Basic knowledge in flow cytometry
Excellent skills in project management, communication, and networking
Strong motivation to support and train users with a problem-solving mindset
A completed master and a PhD in a life science curriculum
Work permit for Switzerland or the EU required
What we offer
This entry-level position is a full-time role, with part-time hours negotiable upon discussion.
Salary and conditions according to the University of Zurich's guidelines for academic positions.
Place of work
University Children Hospital, August-Forel-Strasse 51, 8008 Zurich University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich
Start of employment
Immediately or to be negotiable starting date.
Closing date for applications is February 29th, 2024.