Advanced Imaging Specialist Position Available

Do you love science but find that you love your microscope even more? Perhaps you are the go to person in your lab when microscopy problems arise, you relish troubleshooting microscopy tools or tremendously enjoy learning about advanced quantitative microscopy techniques and/or teaching light microscopy and image analysis to your peers. A career in microscopy core facilities is for you!

The MicRoN core (Microscopy Resources On the North Quad) would like to invite applications for an Advanced Imaging Specialist. MicRoN is a light microscopy core at Harvard Medical School that serves ~75 different groups throughout the Longwood Medical Area. The core currently hosts 14 instruments including widefield, TIRF, spinning disc confocal, scanning confocal, multiphoton and super-resolution SIM-TIRF. The successful candidate will be part of an enthusiastic team of microscopists to assist and train researchers in their advanced imaging and data analysis needs.    

The Advanced Imaging Specialist will work closely with the MicRoN users to provide expertise on experimental design, develop and implement advanced imaging protocols, as well as provide data processing and image analysis solutions. S/he will train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the core instruments, especially in the more advanced imaging techniques. Additionally, s/he will maintain and customize the microscopes and software in the MicRoN core to meet advanced users needs and allow novel imaging experiments to be performed. The Advanced Imaging Specialist will assist the Core Director in organizing and teaching light microscopy courses and workshops. Finally, the Advanced Imaging Specialist will be encouraged to develop projects of their choice.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology, Biophysics, Optical Engineering or related field. S/he must have a wide understanding of various imaging techniques and hands-on experience on imaging biological samples along with expertise in image processing and analysis (ImageJ, Imaris, Matlab, etc). S/he will be costumer service-oriented, demonstrate willingness to help our researchers and have excellent communication skills. Experience working with users in a core facility and experience in cell culture and immunostaining is preferred.

To apply, please email a PDF file that contains your CV and a cover letter to, adding Application for Advanced Imaging Specialist as a subject line. Please include the earliest or latest start dates in your cover letter. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Application deadline: April 30th. 2021