Light Microscopy Specialist

Last application date
Nov 15, 2017 23:59
FW01 - Department of Pharmaceutics
Limited duration
Master or PhD in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related field
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy is a recently established centre of expertise at Ghent University. This microscopy facility provides scientists access to an advanced microscopy infrastructure for top-level research . The facility is responsible for the necessary training of visitors and providing support of visitors for conducting microscopy experiments, image analysis and data processing.

As a Light Microscope Specialist you are primarily responsible for the training and support of the visitors of the microscopy facility. Together with the facility manager you determine the most-suited protocol to answer the research question at hand. You are responsible for the guidance of the visitors and the execution of these experiments, and provide support for processing, interpretation and reporting of the experimental data. Furthermore you monitor and maintain the quality of the instruments in the microscopy facility. Also an active participation in the further development of the microscopy facility is expected. We offer a one-year contract that can be extended after a positive evaluation.

Profile of the candidate

  • You are motivated to contribute to the development of a high-quality state-of-the-art microscopy facility
  • You have excellent (English) communication skills and are motivated to provide an optimal service
  • You are dedicated and precise in conducting experiments
  • You can take responsibility and are able to plan and perform you work independently
  • Experience in microscopy, biological sample preparation and/or basic image analysis is highly recommended
  • Experience in a research environment is recommended
  • You are eager to learn and are motivated to follow-up on the latest developments in the field of microscopy
  • You are motivated to work in an international, multidisciplinary environment

How to apply

A motivation letter, CV and a copy of transcripts should be directed, preferably by email, before 15/11/2017 to:

Prof. dr. Kevin Braeckmans

Department of Pharmaceutics

Ottergemsesteenweg 460

9000 Ghent Belgium