Research Engineer postion on advanced imaging techniques performances

The Institute of Photonic Sciences


September 23, 2022


Research Engineer postion on advanced imaging techniques performances

ICFO is a research center located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and currently hosts 400+ people, including researchers, PhD students and staff personnel. Today, in its area of specialization and category, the institute is consistently ranked among the highest-quality research institutions worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Research Engineer who will join the SLN team reporting to the Head of Unit. The position is offered with a duration of two years.

The researcher will participate in the tasks associated to the characterisation, callibration, and standardization of advanced imaging microscopes. The objective will be to create, establish and apply any required protocol to evaluate the performance and image quality produced by the advanced microscopes. The researcher will also work in collaboration with the SLN personnel to continue developing and enhancing the different imaging techniques (STED, STORM, LSFM, RAMAN, confocal, multiphoton, FLIM, etc.). This includes working on optical design, control software, (Labview, Python, Arduino, etc.) and any related control electronics or mechanical integration.

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The position will be funded by the European Union-NextGeneration EU, through the “Programa Investigo”. As per indicated in the mentioned program, the candidates shall be between 16 and 29 years old, be officially unemployed at the time of recruitment and not contractually linked to ICFO within the previous 6 months.

In addition to the general requirements indicated in the “Programa Investigo”, the appointee must have:

• PhD degree in optical sciences, physics or biomedical sciences. • Experience in using, adapting or building imaging systems for biomedical application.


We offer:

• The opportunity to become a member of a dynamic and internationally recognized research institution. • Full-time two-year position. • Salary according to the institutional salary scales, to profile indicated in the call and background and experience of the candidate. • ICFO is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions of persons with disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. • ICFO is committed to promoting and ensuring a working environment where individuals are treated with respect, equality and courtesy. In keeping with this goal, ICFO will not tolerate any type of conduct or behavior considered harassment or bullying. A Gender Equality Plan is in place at ICFO ensuring implementation of good practices and continuous enhancement in gender equality and work-life balance. More details: https: // www.

The formal application should be submitted online via https://

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

• Presentation letter with a declaration of interest. • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details.

Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process and may contact for formal inquiries regarding the application.

The call will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

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22nd of September, 2022