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Senior Scientist, Computational Imaging

Department: 2000 - Brain Science Management
Location: Seattle

Senior Scientist, Computational imaging

Our mission at the Allen Institute is to advance our understanding of how the brain works in health and disease. Using a team science approach, we strive to discover how the brain implements fundamental computations through the integration of technological innovation, cutting-edge experiments, modeling, and theory.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

We are seeking a leader for a new program in fundamental brain science, in optical microscopy, microscope design and image analysis applied to functional imaging in vivo and in histological preparations. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Director of a new research Institute within the Allen Institute, the successful candidate will build a team focusing on functional imaging at the level of groups of neurons and neuronal microcompartments. The ideal candidate for the job will be visionary, highly motivated, team-oriented, agile and focused on scientific and technical excellence.

Essential Functions

  • Lead a program in cellular imaging &/or computational microscopy applied to fundamental neuroscience
  • Build cutting-edge instrumentation for interrogating neurons in vivo based on optical microscopy and new fluorescent probes of neural function
  • Develop image analysis algorithms for imaging

Required Education and Experience

  • Advanced Degree in biological sciences, computer science, engineering, or physical sciences
  • 5+ years of postdoctoral experience
  • Fluency with computation and image analysis
  • Experience managing teams

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Expertise in computational microscopy
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly to throughout all levels of a research organization
  • Results-driven, with ability to lead a team toward meeting organizational vision, mission and goals
  • Constructive, agile and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Deep experience with fundamental questions in brain research
  • Experience in leading neuroscience research programs

Work Environment

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel or reach
  • Laboratory atmosphere - possible exposure to chemical, biological or other hazardous substances

Physical Demands

  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; lab equipment

                                 Please note that this position will not start until summer 2021

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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