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Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria

The Bio-Imaging Facility of the IST Austria provides state-of the art fluorescence microscopy services, FACS services, as well as custom image analysis and optical development services. We are enlarging our team and are searching for a full time Advanced Microscopist. Are you interested in how your future working place may look like? This video provides a bird’s eye view of IST Austria.



  • Support of basic facility operations: routine care of microscopy equipment, (basic) training of users
  • Support and development of advanced quantitative microscopy-based measurement methods (FLIM, FRAP, FRET, FCS, RICS, TIRF, laser ablation), initiated by research groups
  • Initial projects involve: support in implementation of lattice light sheet microscope, customization of OpenSPIM, optimization of cleared tissue imaging, implementation of adaptive optics
  • Implementation for real-time feedback microscopy and image analysis routines, initiated by research groups
  • Assist in teaching a yearly microscopy course and small workshops



  • PhD or relevant education involving optical development and/or -engineering
  • Proven experience with building optical setups and the technical aspects of microscopy
  • Familiar with at least some of the following programs / languages: ImageJ/FIJI (advanced), Java, KNIME, LabVIEW, Matlab, Micro-Manager, Python
  • Reliability and ability to work independently and team-oriented
  • Good organizational and project management skills are of great advantage
  • Work experience in an academic environment is advantageous


The position will shortly be posted here: (see pdf attached)



Additional information:

information about IST Austria: https://ist.ac.at/

Scientific service units @ IST Austria: http://ist.ac.at/ssus

The BioImaging Facility @ IST Austria: http://ist.ac.at/ssus/list-of-facilities/bioimaging-facility/



  • To apply for this position send your application until March 15st, 2019 in one combined pdf (including CV, certificates and references) by e-mail to:  recruiting@ist.ac.at
  • Starting date: July 2019


* In case the ink to the video does not work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVsWLgkx9uE