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Job Alert: Bioimage Analysis and AI Research Software Scientists (2 x postdoc or RSE)
Fondazione Human Technopole
Milan, Italy

Job Title

Job Alert: Bioimage Analysis and AI Research Software Scientists (2 x postdoc or RSE)

Job Description

We are looking for two Bioimage Analysis and AI Research Software Scientists with a keen interest in method research and infrastructure development. Both positions are funded via AI4LIFE, a Horizon Europe project that will provide sustainable, intuitive, and highest quality research services and infrastructures that will enable life scientists to exploit machine learning to improve the utility and interpretability of image data, the key to fast-paced progress in biomedical research.

The AI4LIFE project brings together top international experts in the field of deep-learning method development for life science imaging and translates these innovative methods to services that can be easily accessed by the community. Multiple workshops and hackathons will also be organised to encourage interactions within developers and users of the services. Dissemination of the crucial results from the AI4LIFE project will be highly relevant for the users of the infrastructure as well as the life science communities at large.

The Jug Lab is located at the Human Technopole (HT) in Milan, Italy, and with the Kreshuk Lab at EMBL Heidelberg, is scientifically coordinating the AI4LIFE project consortium. In total, the project has 10 partners spread all over Europe, giving successful candidates excellent opportunities to network with many involved and collaborating groups.

Research in the Jug Lab is positioned in the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Bioimage Computing, tackling applications such as image restoration, instance segmentation, and object tracking on microscopy data. The positions to be filled will be tightly collaborating with HT’s image analysis facility.

We seek two open-minded and highly motivated personalities with a good understanding of state-of-the-art deep learning methods and an excellent track record in developing (research) software. makes the ideal applicant.


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


  • A PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or a related field;
  • Publication record that attests conduction of research in computer vision, and/or machine learning, and/or computational bioimage analysis;
  • Good programming skills in languages such as Python and Java;
  • A deep understanding of agile development methods, python, and ideally also Java (Fiji);
  • Familiarity with software engineering tools and methods (git; Github; Jenkins, Travis, or GitHub actions; automated test suits, etc. etc.);
  • Proficiency with at least one established analysis software (eg.Fiji, ilastik, Cell Profiler, Napari, Imaris, Arivis, or a similar tool);
  • Experience with virtualization software and high performance computing (HPC) is desirable;
  • Experience with web technologies is a plus;
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are part of the protected categories list, according to L. 68/99.

About the Company

Human Technopole is a new interdisciplinary research institute, created and supported by the Italian government, whose aim is to develop innovative strategies to promote human health and aging through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, combining genomics, computational and structural biology and neuroscience, as well as data and decisions sciences.

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities. HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognised status entitled to protection under applicable laws. HT is offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organisation that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere. The compensation package granted will be internationally competitive and comprise pension scheme, medical and other social benefits and support for relocation and installation. Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

Contact Info

Previous Senior Software Engineer (Scientific Python), Imaging, Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in Open to Remote, California, United States Next Software Engineering Lead (US-Based Remote), Elligo Health Research in Austin, Texas, United States