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 Consultant Image Processing and Microscopy

Our company is looking for a scientific consultant in image processing and microscopy, who will help us work with and support life scientists at research institutes across the globe. Do you have experience in image processing and/or microscopy, are interested in consultative selling to a wide range of life sciences specialists and are a strong communicator and team player, you may be the person we're looking for!

SVI is an innovative company that offers the Huygens microscopy imaging software for high quality deconvolution and image restoration, combined with 2D-5D visualisation and analysis. We closely work with universities and leading organisations in the field. The position is office-based in our headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands (commuting distance from Amsterdam and Utrecht) and offers the opportunity for occasional traveling to conferences and meetings

In this role, you will become an internationally recognized imaging specialist, who helps scientists get the most out of their microscopy data and guide them through the software purchasing process. You'll get the opportunity to work in our highly motivated, competent and experienced interdisciplinary team consisting of senior scientists and business innovators,, and make a real difference for our customers. You'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and facing the exclusive challenge of making it accessible to a wide audience.

The offer:

  • High growth potential facilitated training on the job by our imaging specialists
  • Develop yourself to become an internationally recognized imaging specialist
  • Working with innovative imaging software and scientists across the globe
  • Full time position with partially a competitive commission-based salary
  • Dynamic and informal work environment
  • Occasional international traveling to conferences & meetings

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical training and support to imaging software clients 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

Your profile

  • Background in life sciences and microscopy at University or PhD level
  • Interest in high-tech life sciences , microscopy and software
  • Interest and/or affinity for communication, sales, support and management
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Team-oriented person
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English, Dutch is a bonus
  • Living in the Netherlands

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.