Archive for November, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Image processing & analysis for automated live cell imaging

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Systems Biology Group of the Hamilton Institute at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  The vacancy is in the area of time-series bio-image analysis. The advertised position is part of a Higher Education Authority ( investment for a National Biophotonics Imaging Platform (NBIP) for Ireland (

The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project between the Systems Biology groups at NUIM and RCSI ( and This project focuses on the development of a novel automated monitoring system for live cell imaging (e.g., FRET, FRAP) based on real-time evaluation. The scope is to develop a robust real-time image analysis solution along with its associated development environment that will be capable of automatically segmenting and tracking cells online, detecting morphological changes (cell division/shrinkage, membrane blebbing, etc.) and generating time-series data.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Engineering/Computer Science or a related field, and have a sound scientific record in the area of biological image processing and analysis. Advanced knowledge of Matlab, good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of working together with experimentalists and biologists.

A contract of 1 year duration will be offered to the successful candidate with salary in the band €40,000 to €43,000 per annum. Options for extension of contract may be offered in 2010. The start date is the 1st February 2010.

The Hamilton Institute is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment. For further information on the Hamilton Institute, please refer to the following website:

Further information on the project can be obtained from Dr. Dimitris Kalamatianos (

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, including a list of publications, motivation letter, a summary of recent projects, scientific interests and expertise, as well as the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to:

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2009