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)
Federica Paina, Global BioImaging Manager (Biological Imaging facilities)


Please note that the program is open but no travel support can be offered at the moment. As soon as travel grants become newly available, we will publish the relevant information on this website.

Shadowing Hosts

Country/Organization Location Facility Facility Focus
Australia Sydney Western Sydney University Node of the National Imaging Facility Med
Australia Sydney Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW Sydney Med
Australia Sydney Centre for Advanced Microscopy of the Australian National University Bio
Australia Sydney Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Sydney Bio
Australia Brisbane Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland Bio
Australia Brisbane Queensland Brain Institute Bio
Australia Saint Lucia University of Queensland Node of the National Imaging Facility - Centre for Advanced Imaging Med
Australia Perth Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, University of Western Australia Bio/Geo
Australia Gilles Plains Preclinical Imaging & Research Laboratories, SAHMRI Med
Czech Republic Prague Microscopy Center, Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR Bio
EMBL Heidelberg Advanced Light Microscopy Facility of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Bio
Finland Turku, Oulu, Helisinki Advanced Light Microscopy Finnish Node Bio
France Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Bordeaux France BioImaging Bio
India Bangalore Central Imaging and Flow Cytometry Facility, NCBS Bio
India Pune Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune - Microscopy Facility Bio
Italy Torino, Pisa Molecular Imaging Italian Node Med
Singapore Singapore A*STAR Microscopy Platform (AMP) Bio
South Africa Stellenbosch Central Analytical Facilities (CAF), Fluorescence Microscopy Unit Bio
USA Ashburn Advanced Imaging Center, HHMI Janelia Research Campus Bio
USA Cambridge (MA) Harvard Center for Biological Imaging Bio