BIPED2 Application Portal

Currently open positions

Image analysis specialist / software developer (80-100%)

Starting 1 October 2019 or as per agreement

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

The Imaging Core Facility (IMCF) is a well-established technology platform at the Biozentrum offering access to high-end microscopy systems and highly sophisticated image processing IT infrastructure. The biological applications cover research areas including cellular biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, neurobiology and developmental biology.

The IMCF is looking for a junior image analysis specialist / software developer with a strong interest in biological applications. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. You will be part of a team of experts designing, implementing and evaluating new software solutions for image analysis to support Biozentrum scientists in their research projects.

Your responsibilities

Typical tasks include:
  • Scripting for data management tasks
  • Development and implementation of image / data processing pipelines, mostly based on common bio-medical toolkits like ImageJ/Fiji, CellProfiler, QuPath, Ilastik etc.
  • User training and support with image analysis related topics
Many of these tasks will be done in close collaboration with our colleagues of the Research IT facility.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a Master or PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biology or a related field, who has proven competence in image processing and development of user-friendly software using Python, Java, Groovy and/or ImageJ-Macro. As an ideal candidate, you should be service-minded, proactive, and a good team player. We collaborate with imaging facilities and staff scientists in-house and across Switzerland, and expect you to have excellent social and networking skills and to enjoy collaborating with peers. Good communication skills in English are essential.

We offer

The Biozentrum offers a cutting-edge research infrastructure, a highly international environment, and excellent working conditions. The position is initially limited to 12 months but might be prolongated to up to 5 years. Salary and benefits according to University of Basel standards.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.
Apply now

Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular, Cellular or Systems Biology

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or a tenured associate professorship in molecular, cellular or systems biology. All candidates exploring fundamental questions in modern biology will be considered, ranging from the physics of life to the dynamics of multicellular systems.

Your position

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record and strong communication skills, will complement and enhance the research portfolio of the Biozentrum as well as the broader Basel Life Sciences Community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Your profile

We are interested in candidates exploring fundamental questions in modern biology, ranging from the physics of life to the dynamics of multicellular systems.

We offer

We offer a very generous research endowment, including support for students, postdocs, technicians and consumables, and state-of-the-art core facilities. The Biozentrum consists of 30 research groups and 250 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from more than 50 countries researching in fields ranging from structural, computational, cellular and developmental biology to microbiology and neuroscience. Basel is the home of a vibrant international life sciences community and provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Application/Contact

Applications (a single pdf including a short motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and a two-page research summary) and three letters of reference should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland, to dekanat-philnat@unibas.ch. For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Alex Schier (alex.schier@unibas.ch).

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2019. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Apply now