Jobs & Internships

Scientific Volume Imaging is a world leader in microscopy image processing software for more than 25 years. Because of a growing market for our Huygens software, we are looking for new enthusiastic colleagues. Being active in a demanding market requires close contacts with forerunners in the field and due to our expertise we have active collaborations with academic institutes worldwide.

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Current vacancies:

Exciting position for a 'Scientific Image Processing - Software Developer''

We are looking for a (junior) "Scientific Image Processing - Software Developer" for our headquarters in Hilversum. As a scientific developer you will be involved in the complete life cycle of the Huygens software: from developing new image processing algorithms for microscopy to the integration of those algorithms in our software suite. In the last few years such algorithms included the development of methods for the restoration of STED microscopy images, light-sheet image restoration, registration, stitching, stabilization, correction of image distortions, analysis, etc. The ideal candidate has experience in image processing (in any programming language, e.g. C or Matlab), has a strong mathematical background and is able to turn new image processing algorithms into production code.


  • Education: University
  • Experience in image processing and scientific software.
  • Interest and preferably background knowledge in microscopy and optics.
  • Programming experience in C. Knowledge of OpenMP, CUDA and Tcl/Tk is a plus.
  • Development experience in Linux.
  • Fluent English and Dutch is a must.

The Offer:

  • A challenging job in software development and science
  • Excellent pay and pleasant working environment
  • Training on the job by our scientific software developers and imaging specialists
  • Fantastic worldwide academic network of high-end microscopy labs and programmers.

Scientific Imaging Consultant

Hours: 32-40
Location: Office-based in Hilversum
Salary: competitive and available upon serious interest.
Education & background: Msc or PhD in microscopy or molecular biology with affinity for communication.

short: Build and maintain intimate customer relationships through consultative selling of our flagship Huygens software to life science researchers.
In this position, the successful candidate will become a specialist in the deconvolution, restoration and analysis of fluorescence microscopy images. You will become an expert in communicating the benefits of our flagship Huygens software to new or existing customer, therewith selling the software.

Our customers are highly skilled researchers active in life science research in academia and industry distributed globally. You will help them address their research questions by consulting which tools are best suitable to their research question. On a daily basis, the successful candidate 1) understands the practical position of the customer 2) understands the research question they are posing 3) applies his or her knowledge of microscopy and image analysis to consult which Huygens tools they need to solve their research question 4) communicates this effectively to the customer 5) thereby generates revenue for SVI.

Due to the high-tech and dynamic nature of SVIs products and services, you will be challenged and inspired on a daily basis. You get the opportunity to work in our highly motivated, competent and experienced interdisciplinary team consisting of senior scientists and business innovators. As a small family-owned tech company, we try to make the best fit with your individual qualities to best support the mission of the company. While our companies social language is Dutch, we communicate to our customers in English. Therefore, proficiency in English is required and proficiency of Dutch is encouraged. Command of further languages is certainly useful.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical training and support to customers and prospects via web conferencing, email and phone.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with customers to maintain long-term customer intimacy and revenue flow.
  • Develop new business, quote and drive leads using consultative selling
  • Follow up on inbound leads from multiple channels: email, telephone, website, online articles, events and social media
  • Gain and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the SVI Huygens Imaging Software.
  • Occasional attendance of international conferences.
Candidates that do not fit the description, but nevertheless feel strongly motivated for this position are encouraged to highlight their motivation in their cover letter.

Front-end developer

Job Description

Scientific Volume Imaging is a high-tech software developer for scientific applications, specifically fluorescence microscopy. An attractive and intuitive user interface is crucial to help our users make best use of our tools, thus enabling them to advance their scientific research.
In this position, you’ll be part of our expert team of software developers, focusing on creating and improving existing graphical user-interfaces with Tcl/Tk and to a lesser degree PHP with HTML/CSS/JS. Mathematics skill is a plus, as it will enable you to take on a broader scope of development tasks.
As part of our team, you are expected to learn about software life cycle, code maintainability and the application of our tools. Thus, there is a strong opportunity for personal development. In addition, you’ll be communicating with members of the development team as new features are constantly added.
We are looking forward to welcoming the successful candidate in our young and highly skilled team.

Sought after skills

  • Demonstrated skill in software user interface design
  • Programming experience in:
    • Desktop GUI applications Tcl/Tk, Python/Tkinter, PyQt, C# or Java.
    • Web-based applications with PHP and HTML/CSS/JS to a lesser degree.
  • A mathematical background is a strong plus.

The offer

  • Entry-level full-time position, office-based in Hilversum.
  • Excellent pay and pleasant working environment
  • A challenging job in software development and science
  • Training on the job by our scientific software developers and imaging specialists
  • Contribute to ongoing scientific progress.

Inside Sales Representative:

Do you want to develop your innate sales skills and are you looking for a new challenge? Then working at Scientific Volume Imaging (SVI) could be the right job for you! SVI is a renowned company in the scientific field of with a global customer base.

We are currently looking for commercial talents to contact prospects in the West Coast of the United States. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic students with commercial awareness who are looking for a side job during the evening hours, which will be an excellent addition to your resume.

Who are we?

SVI is a Dutch software company which is known for its Huygens software. The Huygens software offers reliable, fast, user-friendly, high-quality restoration, visualization and analysis tools for all light-microscopes. Our customer-oriented, commercial drive has made our company very successful for more than 25 years. Namely, 99 out of the top 100 universities are using Huygens for their research and publications!

By joining our sales team you will get a unique chance to improve your sales skills at a high-tech life-sciences company and to get contact with scientists all over the world. At SVI we cherish a hands-on mentality with a strong focus on building long-term customer relationships together with high quality service.

Who are our customers?:

Our customers are scientists who work with light-microscopes at labs and facilities from research universities that conduct research into viruses, all kinds of cancer, Alzheimer and Parkinson etc, all to make the world a better place. The vaccines developed during this pandemic were for instance developed by our customers.

What are we offering?

  • An inspiring international working environment.
  • A safe working environment in which the Covid measures are strictly taken into account.
  • Good base salary with an interesting bonus structure.
  • Opportunities to grow internally.
  • Easy accessible location near to the train station of Hilversum Sportpark.
  • An excellent addition to your CV.
  • Part-time job on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 18.00-22.00

What are you?

  • Commercially oriented with hands-on mentality.
  • Excellent English professional communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Eager to learn.
  • Representative and customer oriented.
  • Available for 12 hours per week.

Send your application to jobs@svi.nl indicating on the subject which position you are applying for and we'll be glad to tell you more.

Location office

The SVI headquarters is ideally located next to highway A27, and railway station "Hilversum Sportpark". See also here.