Image Analyst

Image Analyst

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Permanent, full time
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9125

Short summary

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person to engage with a wide variety of exciting research questions through image analysis. The essential objective of this role is to provide Crick research groups with the tools needed to quantitatively analyse image data acquired using a variety of modalities, including primarily fluorescence microscopy but also histology, electron microscopy, correlative, and multi-modal approaches.
This will involve both provision of basic training and assistance, such as help-desk surgeries and seminars, as well as in-depth project development in close association with Crick researchers. The position sits within the Crick Advanced Light Microscopy Science and Technology Platform and will involve close interaction with microscopy specialists to develop optimised acquisition and analysis workflows.

Project scope

Imaging is a cornerstone technology underpinning science at the Crick. We have a critical need to support the analysis of data from a wide-range of imaging modalities including light microscopy, electron microscopy, histology, and pre-clinical imaging. To address these needs an Image Analysis Group comprised of two positions, of which we now seek to appoint the second, has been created within the CALM STP. The Image Analyst role provides basic training and assistance, helps select research projects to support in greater depth, and works on these projects in close association with Crick Research Groups (CRGs). This role is an excellent opportunity for someone with appropriate skills to help CRGs answer a wide range of exciting scientific questions.

The core responsibility of the Image Analyst is to provide CRGs with the tools needed to rigorously and efficiently extract quantitative data from their images. In the first instance, this will involve training users in basic quantitative techniques, with a specific focus on using open source tools including, but not limited to, FIJI/ImageJ, CellProfiler and Ilastik. In addition, the Image Analyst will support the use of commercial software such as Imaris, NIS Elements, Zen and Huygens. The Image Analyst will also work with CALM staff and CRGs to develop optimised image acquisition and analysis workflows.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

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  • The closing date for applications is 06 December 2018 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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