Image analyst position at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan

An image analyst position is immediately available at the Imaging Unit of the Department of Experimental Oncology (DEO) at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO, Milan), to develop novel computational imaging technologies for optical microscopy in the context of specific cancer-research projects. The selected candidate will actively collaborate with Imaging Unit staff and DEO scientists.

The Imaging Unit at DEO (https://www.research.ieo.it/research-and-technology/technological-units/imaging-unit/) is equipped with state-of-the-art resources including wide-field and confocal, total internal reflection (TIRF), high content and time-lapse microscopy, super resolution microscopy. DEO (https://www.research.ieo.it/) is the research wing of IEO and is focused on the deep understanding of cancer-associated molecular mechanisms, with ~400 scientists and 21 PIs with complementary expertise in the fields of cancer biology, immunology/immunotherapy, omic sciences, cell signalling, cancer models, structural biology and computational biology.

Requirements:

Programming experience (e.g., Python), good experience in using image processing and analysis software for optical microscopy (e.g. ImageJ/Fiji, QuPath, Arivis4D), and bioinformatics/statistics tools (e.g., R).

Helpful, professional, goal oriented and well-organized personality, good communication skills to discuss with biology collaborators about project aims and results.

A PhD in computer science, physics or in a related field, previous research experience related to optical microscopy or biology and knowledge of a variety of biological areas of research, especially in the field of oncology and cancer research are considered an advantage.

Fluency in English.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract for one year, renewable up to three years.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, a covering letter explaining what makes them motivated and suitable for this position and the name and contact details of two references to Dr. Simona Rodighiero by October 31th 2021.

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