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Global BioImaging - Training Programme Manager

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th May 2020
Closes: 8th June 2020
Job Ref: HD01703

About the team/job

Global BioImaging is an international network of imaging communities and infrastructures in the life sciences, founded in 2015 and coordinated by EMBL. It provides a global forum for communication, cooperation as well as training in imaging technologies and core facility management. With its activities it supports operators and managers of imaging infrastructure in their capacity building, outreach, and international networking activities. The Global BioImaging community also addresses strategic questions linked to management of open access imaging infrastructures including image data handling, impact assessment, and quality management. Its community members represent research infrastructures and communities from Europe, Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and the United States of America (

Global BioImaging recently received a distinguished award by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI,, which allows us to set up an exciting as well as extensive training programme for core facility staff and managers. This program aims at building professional capacity internationally in this field by offering tailored training courses in e.g. imaging facility management and operation; image data management; latest imaging technologies; and more topics as requested by the community.

To build and run this new program, EMBL is seeking a Training Programme Manager with proven experience in the organization of training courses for scientists to join the international team of Global BioImaging at the EMBL in Heidelberg. The Training Programme Manager will develop and organize cutting-edge training courses for imaging core facility staff together with the international Global BioImaging partners. Furthermore, the Manager will coordinate and expand the current Global BioImaging Job Shadowing program.

Your role

The Training Programme Manager will work in close collaboration with the international Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub team and the Global BioImaging partners in the countries listed above. The responsibilities of this exciting position are as follows:

  • Design and coordination of international cutting-edge training courses for imaging core facility staff with a first focus on a) image data and b) core facility management.
  • For this purpose, building an international network of relevant training experts, coming e.g. from Global BioImaging partners in Europe, Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States of America.
  • Liaison with and support of international scientific speakers and trainers
  • Management of course logistics including on-site coordination whenever needed
  • Planning complementary activities of training events such as social and networking sessions, excursions etc.
  • Broad advertisement of Global BioImaging training courses and its Job Shadowing program
  • Actively contributing to Global BioImaging and its working groups as needed to advance the continuous development of the training program
  • Coordination and expansion of the current Job Shadowing program

International travel will be required, e.g. to venues of training courses when requested by the local organizers. 

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