Scientist - Bioimage Data Analysis


moa is recruiting for a Scientist - Bioimage Data Analysis


Moa Technology Limited is innovative and rapidly growing R&D crop protection company. At moa Technology our mission is to find the new generation of safe and effective herbicides to help farmers produce high quality food for all. To this aim, we have assembled a team of passionate and talented scientists, technician and operational staff, who respectively design, use and support the use of disruptive technologies that de-risk the herbicide discovery process and favour the development of sustainable crop protection products.

As an organisation, we believe that collectively leveraging our technologies and products for impact goes together with enabling our dedicated staff to fulfil their individual potential. We value collaborative endeavours, evidence-based decision making and resourcefulness.

Position type: Permanent full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Location: The Oxford Science Park, Oxford,


We are seeking a skilled hands-on imaging data analyst with a strong experience in image data preparation, standardization, exploratory analysis, and statistical analysis to take ownership of a strategically important project.


  • Propose and deliver data analysis pipelines to extract information about novel herbicide mode of action from strategic, proprietary datasets. By means of example, these may entail the application of specialized approaches in image analysis, phenotype fingerprinting and clustering.
  • Evaluate and deploy analytical tools for image processing, analysis, quantification, and interactive image visualization.
  • Anticipate and plan infrastructure requirements and integration to accompany company growth and diversification.
  • Advise and support cross-functional projects on quantitative analysis of image data.



  • PhD/DPhil, in a biological discipline and/or a data science in biological research background with evidence of solid experience in image data analysis. Proven track record in a research organisation (academia/pharmaceutical/biotech/agtech/CRO ). Alternatively, a Master’s degree with considerable experience in using software for image data analysis will also be considered.
  • Experience of delivering image data analysis pipelines using commercial or open-source software packages.
  • Experience of delivering batch and parsing scripts.
  • Experience of extracting information from complex biological datasets.
  • A solid foundation in advanced data analysis for biostatistics is expected.


  • Experience handling large datasets and automated workflows.


  • Pro-active, resourceful and problem-solving mindset
  • Ability to shape and steer fast-paced projects.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to prioritize project timelines and daily activities across multiple projects.
  • Effective communication skills both in writing and at meetings with both specialists and non-specialists.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Image data analysis using commercial or open-source software packages. FiJi macro programming is desired.
  • Batch and parsing script writing. R and Python writing skills are desired.
  • Advanced data analysis for biostatistics.

MoA is committed to building a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We recognize that diverse and inclusive teams build a stronger and more innovative company. Therefore, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, or veteran status.


Must be legally able to live and work in the UK

Please send a CV and cover letter to