Scientist in Electron Microscopy Facility

EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany Scientist in Electron Microscopy Facility

About the opportunity
We are looking for a scientist in electron microscopy and cell biology to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will require high-level input on projects or requests coming from the users of the facility and the mastering of high-end techniques in electron microscopy for Cell Biology, particularly for the specialized fields of correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and of volume electron microscopy imaging. Specialized tasks involve performing the diverse set of CLEM methods and supervising the operations of the volume SEM activities of the EMCF (FIB-SEM, SBEM, array tomography).

Your role

  • Perform EM on a large range of biological samples, while deploying the portfolio of existing techniques offered by the EMCF. These techniques ranging from sample preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscopy and image analysis/interpretation of the data.
  • Interactions with users:
  • Participate in meetings with the user before the start of the project in order to advise on and offer the most adapted techniques;
  • Guide the users throughout the progression of their experimentation (which may include training them);
  • Provide clear analysis and reports on their results.
  • Supervision and management of the two Crossbeam (XB540 and XB550) and SBEM systems in the EMCF.
  • Organize and conduct courses and workshops on a diverse range of EM techniques.
  • Contribute to and drive the development and implementation of new methods in CLEM and volume SEM.

About you

  • Expert level skills in electron microscopy for cell biology, mastering the conventional methods for sample preparation (chemical fixation, cryo-methods), and the use of TEMs and volume SEMs. Moreover, a significant expertise in light microscopy, in CLEM and 3D CLEM is required.
  • Experience in running and troubleshooting Focused Ion Beam SEM’s and SBEM microscopes.
  • Experience in project management and supervising scientists at all levels.
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in the fields of cell biology. The candidate should have a solid work experience in a laboratory conducting fundamental research in cell biology.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and fluent knowledge of the English language are required.

You might also have

  • Expertise in image analysis softwares
  • Previous experience in the organization of international courses

Closing date: 14 February 2021

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