Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub - Coordinator Image Data Services

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Oct 31, 2020
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is seeking for a highly motivated data science professional to coordinate image data services of the newly established European research infrastructure Euro-BioImaging ERIC ( In October 2019, the European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). Establishment of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC builds on over 10 years of preparatory work with active engagement of 25 national imaging communities, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EMBL. From the beginning, Euro-BioImaging will build and offer image data services to the research community. The Euro-BioImaging Nodes support their users in data management and quality control. This includes image acquisition for user projects; data management, quality control, primary analysis and transfer to home base as well as advice to fulfil user’s data management plan (according to FAIR principles: The Euro-BioImaging Hub provides services for image data archiving and in the future plans to provide added-value data and knowledge bases for different domains of image data, as well as computational tools for image analysis and processing that can be used via the cloud. The provision of such powerful image data services for the community is of importance not only for the users of the infrastructure but for the life and computational science communities at large. In line with this mission, EMBL, as the host of Euro-BioImaging’s data services has recently launched the BioImage Archive as a new image data resource for the global scientific community.  

We are seeking a Coordinator of Euro-BioImaging’s Data Services to join the Bio-Hub team at the EMBL in Heidelberg. The successful candidate will work for the Euro-BioImaging Hub, and coordinate the provision of image data services to as well as developing the services further in close collaboration with Euro-BioImaging stakeholders (Euro-BioImaging users, Nodes’ staff, imaging communities, technology developers, industry, funders, related EU initiatives etc.) The responsibilities of this position include:  

We are seeking a team player, who is positive, bright and ready to take ownership and responsibility of the tasks. The ideal candidate should: A high level of computational literacy is required and experience of working in a high-paced professional, academic environment. The successful candidate is a motivated self-starter with a proven ability to manage independently project implementation and delivery within a multi-disciplinary team environment. Effective multi-tasking and the ability to work with tight deadlines are also required. The candidate needs to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to move between the scientific and managerial level. A high standard of written and spoken English is mandatory.  


EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits. Excellent child care facility is available on campus.

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

The working language of the institute is English.