Biophysicist - Optical Microscopy and Imaging Technologies
Royston, GA 
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Job Description

This is an interesting and challenging position for an experienced and innovative Biophysicist to join our research group. You will be a key contributor to identification, development, and integration of emerging microscopy/imaging technologies for Sartorius' bioanalytics portfolio. We are providing leading edge live cell analysis platforms for basic research and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. You will be working with internal and external subject matter experts to identify the nature of nascent technologies, including both spectroscopic and of optical (visible light based) systems, ultimately leading to the establishment of external research programmes to develop technologies to proof of concept.

You will be based at our site in Royston, near Cambridge.

What you will accomplish together with us:

  • Conducting strategic research and development of visible light or spectroscopic technologies for live cell imaging in order to provide a basis for development of current and future products

  • Identifying and building relationships with external partners focused on the technology conception, development and testing

  • Creating and supporting development of prototype technologies through to proof of concept

  • Collaborating with product management and development teams to prioritise areas of future technology research

  • Providing guidance to software developers and hardware engineers in integrating imaging subsystems into breadboards or existing platforms

  • Providing support to technical support team and R&D teams for transfer of technologies

What will convince us:

  • MS or PhD in Biophysics, Physics or other closely related discipline with substantial formal education and experience with optical biological imaging technologies

  • Experience and knowledge of state-of the-art biological imaging technologies and their application for research and development is desirable

  • Good knowledge of current development in optical and spectroscopic imaging technologies

  • Strong hands-on experience with optical subsystems in image collection systems

  • Solid foundation in basic image processing techniques: enhancement, feature recognition and segmentation

  • Experience working as part of multi-partner R&D projects

  • Proficiency in tools used in development of image analysis, e.g. MATLAB, R, Python, ImageJ, C++, etc.

  • Capable of working with colleagues from engineering, R&D, product management, technical support and other teams

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

What we offer

Our ambition is to simplify progress in life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. So that more people can obtain access to better medicine. Nearly 11,000 employees at more than 60 production and sales locations worldwide are committed to this vision. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Do you also want to contribute to our vision? Grow with us and benefit from working with a Global Player that has kept its familiar atmosphere:

Opportunity for international career development: a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths

Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration

Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites

Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment

Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

Further insightsinto our world of work can be found

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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As soon as possible
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Regular, Full Time
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