Scientist - Image - based assay developer

Allen Institute for Brain Science   •  

Seattle, WA

Not Specified years

Posted 243 days ago

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The goal of the Image-based Assay Development team is to develop and implement a pipeline of image-based assays of cell organization, state, activity, and function. This Scientist-level position will develop robust cell image-based assays and quantitative analyses of key cellular activities that are amenable to scale-up and can be integrated with a live-cell microscopy pipeline. S/he may be required to supervise the activities of others and will work collaboratively with the Institute’s technical and programmatic teams to achieve the Institute’s matrixed, programmatic objectives.


  • Develop robust protocols, reproducible image-based assays, and quantitative analyses of cell organization, dynamics, states, activities, and function
  • Collaborate with other teams in the institute to scale-up protocols for implementation in a live-cell microscopy pipeline
  • Maintain rigorous quality control standards
  • Contribute to implementation of an image and file management system
  • Coordinate with other programs in the Institute to ensure seamless integration and sharing of resources and data
  • Prepare written summaries and present activities internally and publicly



  • PhD in cell biology, biophysics, bioengineering or related science or engineering degree
  • Experience in image-based cell biology assay development
  • Experience in a range of state of the art light microscope modalities; experience in 3D live-cell and timelapse imaging techniques preferred
  • Experience in image analysis and image-derived data analysis
  • Experience with standard cell biology techniques (cell culture, Western, Immunofluorescence)