Research Tech III -Mir and Lakadamyali labs

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 129511

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Lakadamyali (lakadamyali-lab.com/) and Mir labs (mir-lab.com) at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia utilize and develop advanced imaging technologies including super-resolution microscopy, single molecule tracking, and high resolution light-sheet microscopy to study a variety of fundamental biophysical phenomena in cells, tissues, and embryos.  

We are seeking a computational image analysis specialist to support the missions of our labs. The role will include developing customized analysis pipelines for on-going projects in the lab as well as opportunities to develop novel algorithms for dealing with the new types of data produced by our cutting-edge instrumentation.  

The ideal candidate is fluent in Python, MATLAB, digital image processing, working with large (TB scale) datasets, and familiar with machine learning platforms. Additionally, they are curious, hard-working, detail oriented, and well-organized with the capability to work on multiple projects at a time. Previous experience working biological microscopy data are highly desired.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs research procedures on experimental samples with minimal supervision
  • Formulates and performs complex lab experiments and analyzes & reports the data
  • Performs tasks that require knowledge of advanced techniques and equipment
  • Performs advanced calculations and maintains appropriate log and lab notebooks
  • Assists with planning specific research protocols and procedures
  • Assists in development & troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas
  • May be required to modify scientific methods and protocols (in conjunction with PI)
  • Checks others results for completeness and accuracy
  • May be responsible for training and mentoring new staff
  • Assists in the preparing of grants journal articles, poster and oral presentations
  • May perform routine and non-routine tests / experiments as needed

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of laboratory experience


Additional Technical Requirements

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