International Job Shadowing Program

Global BioImaging offers an international job shadowing program that gives the opportunity to technical and managerial staff to visit imaging facilities across the globe and learn from their peers.

Job shadowing is a "on-the-job" learning opportunity. Essentially, imaging facility shadowing involves working with another experienced member of staff in a different facility who might have longer experience, provide open user access, operate a different set of imaging technologies, and so on. This experience helps the participants to the program to learn new aspects related to user access, quality management, software tools, image data storage and analysis, facility organization or the latest technologies in the field. The program allows both the hosting facilities and their guests to exchange experiences and ideas. It also has the added value to support networking and prepare possible future collaborations between imaging infrastructures.

Global BioImaging has organised three rounds of job shadowing in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and is now opening a continuous program that allows anyone interested to experience life in a peer imaging facility, to travel internationally and learn from others.

The facilities adhering to the Global BioImaging Job Shadowing are listed in the table below and applications can be submitted by clicking on this link.

General guidelines on the program can be downloaded from the attachments section on the side. They describe the general features of an international job shadowing program in imaging infrastructure facility management and provide some practical information on the procedure to be followed by both the hosting facilities and the shadowing guests.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Alessandra Viale, Job Shadowing Manager (Medical Imaging facilities) alessandra.viale@unito.it
Federica Paina, Global BioImaging Manager (Biological Imaging facilities) federica.paina@embl.de

Candidates / Facilities

Country Location Contact
Australia Sydney Western Sydney University Node
Australia Sydney Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory
Australia Sydney Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM); The Australian National University
Australia Sydney Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney
Australia Brisbane The Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland
Australia Brisbane Queensland Brain Institute
Australia Saint Lucia Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University Queenland
Australia Perth Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis - University of Western Australia
Czech Republic Prague Microscopy Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR
EMBL Heidelberg Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Finland Turku, Oulu, Helisinki Advanced Light Microscopy Finnish Node
India Bangalore Central Imaging and Flow Cytometry Facility, NCBS
India Pune IISER Pune
Italy Pisa Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio (Molecular Imaging Italian node)