University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Cell and Developmental Biology
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609)
Postdoctoral position in the development and applications of advanced Lightsheet Microscopy in Life Sciences

We are seeking an outstanding researcher at PhD or equivalent level of experience possessing a high level of technical skill and expertise in the design and implementation of advanced fluorescence microscopes and their applications in biomedical research.

The applicant will be involved in the testing, maintenance and further development of a commercial advanced Triple View Lightsheet microscope, just installed in the Dundee Imaging Facility as well as in the development and maintenance of another state of the art purpose built research lightsheet microscope in the School of Life Sciences. The applicant is also expected to provide training and technical support to advanced users of these systems and to assist them in troubleshooting biological live imaging experiments.

We are looking for an individual that has besides a good theoretical knowledge, significant practical experience in design and implementation of advanced fluorescence microscopy systems. Direct experience in light sheet microscopy, including computational data analysis and image processing would be advantageous.

Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English communication skills and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The position will initially be for one year, but there are options for extension.

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £31,302).  

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Kees Weijer ( or Dr Mike MacDonald (

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