Scientific Software Developer (Image and Data Analysis)
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We have two open positions for scientific software developers/programmers to add to our creative and interdisciplinary research team at the Max-Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. We develop methods and algorithms for image-based systems biology by applying and further developing cutting edge approaches that make use of various graphical modeling, optimization and machine learning techniques. Our work also includes the devel- opment of convenient and reusable user interfaces that are capable of dealing with gigabytes and terabytes of image data. All our tools are developed as open-source, and provided to the community through the Fiji and KNIME projects. We seek an open-minded and motivated personality to help shape the future software tools for bio-image analysis and put our algorithms at the fingertips of users world wide. Your responsibility would include maintaining our various open-source tools, turning research codes into user-friendly software packages, and writing user interfaces. Last but not least, you are expected to become (or already be) an active member of the open-source community around Fiji, ImageJ, and KNIME. See this job posting also on our web-site: MPI-CBG is a highly visible and international research institute focused on cell and developmental biology in Dresden. Currently about 500 employees are working at the institute, where half are from abroad with 53 nations represented. MPI-CBG has twice been awarded the title "Best Place to Work" (Academia and postdocs) by the journal "The Scientist". It tops the list of the top ten research institutions outside the United States in 2009, and is the only German institution listed. In the past years, Dresden has developed into one of the leading scientific centers at a tremendous pace. As a city of about half a million inhabitants, it hosts 19 world-class scientific institutions with a vibrant international community. Dresden was awarded the title City of Science in 2006. It is picturesquely located on the river Elbe, about 2 hour away from Berlin and Prague, and offers a high, family-friendly quality of life at low price level.