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At this page microscopy related job opportunities are presented. The information shown remains the responsibility of the original author. So far these announcements are free of charge for jobs at Universities and other non-profit institutes throughout Europe as well as for ECMA members (the corporate members of EMS). EMS members working outside Europe can also for free post job positions at their respective research group. Others pay Euro 200 per announcement. Companies eligible for ECMA membership are requested to join the silver ECMA membership category (Euro 250).

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Medical University of Vienna
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Job information suitable for this page (in English) may be sent to the EMS secretary.

  • Humboldt University of Berlin - Department of Physics
    Berlin, Germany
    postdoctoral position
    Announcement date: 08 July 2020 - Deadline for application: 28 July 2020

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    Description

    Job reference: FONDA-B2

    We are looking to fill a postdoctoral researcher position (TVL E13 100%) at the department of physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the structure research and electron microscopy group headed by Prof. Christoph T. Koch. The position is available until June 2024. The person holding this position shall make scientific contributions to the DFG-funded subproject „Portable and Modular Data Analysis Workflows for Real-Time 3D Vision“ of CRC1404 (“Foundations of Workflows for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analysis”, a cooperative project between computer science and different natural sciences), consisting in the analysis, optimization, development, and application of complex modular reconstruction algorithms in the field of 3D microscopy with light and electrons.

    Requirements

    Successful candidates should have a degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or related areas of science and be experienced in programming in at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Python, CUDA. Having programming experience with image processing or 3D reconstruction algorithms and/ or practical experience with imaging systems such as optical microscopes or electron microscopes is beneficial.

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    Contact

    Prof. Christoph T. Koch, PhD Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Department of Physics Newtonstrasse 15 12489 Berlin GERMANY

  • EMBL Heidelberg
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Scientist in Electron Microscopy Facility
    Announcement date: 07 July 2020 - Deadline for application: 31 July 2020

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    Description

    We are looking for a scientist in electron microscopy and cell biology to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will entail providing high-level input in projects or requests coming from the users of the facility and to master high-end experimentation 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).

    Requirements

    The appointee must be an expert 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.

    The position requires 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.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Martin Komba
    Address
    European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Meyerhofstrasse 1
    D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    eMail
    recruitment@embl.org
  • Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI) at IGBMC, Illkirch/Strasbourg
    Illkirch/Strasbourg, France
    Cryo-EM beamline scientist (permanent position)
    Announcement date: 02 July 2020

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    Description

    The IGBMC/CBI is seeking a experienced scientist to participate in running the cutting-edge EM facilities at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI) at IGBMC, Illkirch/Strasbourg, France, while also participating in the on-site scientific projects.

     The CBI provides a leading-edge scientific and technological environment in integrated structural biology to address the structure and function of biological systems, notably on gene expression, from the atomic, molecular to the tissue scales. The CBI http://www.igbmc.fr/grandesstructures/cbi/, hosts the French and European Infrastructures for Integrated Structural Biology, FRISBI http://frisbi.eu/, Instruct https://www.structuralbiology.eu/ and iNext-Discovery  https://inext-discovery.eu/network/inext-d/home which comprises advanced electron microscopy facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation such as Titan Krios, Polara and Glacios (installation 2020) cryo electron microscopes, cryo Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM) and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy http://frisbi.eu/centers/instruct-center-france-1-igbmc/cryo-electron-microscopy/. The Titan Krios microscope is equipped with Cs corrector, Falcon 3camera, GIF energy filter, K3 camera and phase plate. In addition, the EM facility has a suite of associated equipments for sample preparation and dedicated computing resources for image processing and 3D reconstruction by single particle cryo-EM and cryo electron tomography (cryo-ET). For projects and publications of the associated teams see http://igbmc.fr/research/department/3/

    Requirements

    Please include CV, list of publications, names of 3 referees and motivation letter and contact me at klaholz@igbmc.fr if you have any questions.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Bruno P. Klaholz
    eMail
    klaholz@igbmc.fr
  • The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland
    Fribourg, Switzerland
    PhD position in the BioNanomaterials group
    Announcement date: 30 June 2020

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    Description

    The goal of the SNSF funded project “Long-term fate of internalized nanoparticles in macrophages” is to study (i) the dynamics of nanoparticles after cellular internalization including trafficking and agglomeration, and (ii) to combine light and electron microscopy methods to provide accurate number projection of intracellular particles.

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a MSc or equal degree in Cell Biology and Light / Electron Microscopy. Excellent skills in the domain of microscopy techniques to analyze sub-cellular structures are expected. Enthusiasm for top-quality research and good oral and written English communication skills are a must.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
    Address
    Adolphe Merkle Institute
    University of Fribourg
    Ch de Verdiers 4
    CH- Fribourg
    eMail
    barbara.rothen@unifr.ch
  • The University of Queensland - The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
    St Lucia, Australia
    Cryo TEM Flagship Scientist
    Announcement date: 24 June 2020 - Deadline for application: 16 July 2020

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    Description

    You will be responsible to manage, plan, maintain and operate the cryo transmission electron microscopes and cryo FIB/SEM, which are located in the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM) in a small team. The role involves a number of aspects including the training of new users in the proper and effective usage of the instrumentation, in the preparation of sample specimens for cryo-electron microscopy; the production of high-quality images and the development of new workflows for single-particle reconstruction and cryo-electron tomography. You will develop new workflows and protocols for cryo TEM tomography and CLEM and analytical methods related to modern structural biology challenges. In addition, aiding clients in experimental design and in the interpretation of high-quality data will be a highly significant aspect of the position...

    Requirements

    Applicants should either possess or  currently be working towards a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, bio engineering or related fields. 

    You should have demonstrated expertise in handling samples, using microscopes and evaluating data as well as have understanding of the principles of transmission electron microscopy and cryo-vacuum technology. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. 

    For Appointment at Level B – in addition to the above: 

    Applicants should possess a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related fields plus two years of cryo-EM experience.  

    You should have a solid understanding of the principles of transmission electron microscopy and cryo-vacuum technology, experience with recent software used in the CryoEM workflows for single-particle reconstruction and cryo-electron tomography as well as experience applying scientific and engineering principles and practices to perform technical services and support. 

    In addition you should have demonstrated training and teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop co-operative research initiatives and evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications. 

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.  

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    Contact

    Identity
    Professor Roger Wepf
    eMail
    r.wepf@uq.edu.au
  • Laboratoire d'Etude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3, Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Arts et Métiers ParisTech)
    Metz, France
    PhD Student
    Announcement date: 23 June 2020

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    Description

    The Laboratoire d’Étude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux, (LEM3, Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Arts et Métiers ParisTech) located in Metz (France) is a center for transdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research combining mechanics of solids and metallurgy, materials science, chemistry, and physics. By maintaining the balance between basic and applied approaches, it ensures a strong visibility of its cutting-edge research and an effective knowledge transfer to industrial partners. The worldwide scientific excellence of the LEM3-Université de Lorraine was recognized in 2019 by the Shanghai Ranking: 43rd in “Metallurgical Engineering” and 69th in “Mechanical Engineering".

    JEOL is a major developer and manufacturer of electron microscopes and other scientific instruments, industrial equipment and medical equipment. Its headquarters are in Tokyo, Japan, with 25 domestic and foreign subsidiaries and associated companies as of 2014. It is listed in the top ten businesses worldwide for analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing. JEOL's instruments are used by researchers around the world.

    To support our research, we are looking for a PhD Student: Development of a new STEM-in-SEM technique

    Start date: January 2021

     

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    Contact

    Dr. Antoine GUITTON

    antoine.guitton@univ-lorraine.fr +33 372 747 787

    Prof. Emmanuel BOUZY

    emmanuel.bouzy@univ-lorraine.fr +33 372 747 795

  • UNamur and UCLouvain - NARILIS and LIBST
    Namur and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    PhD position in cell biology/cancer cell immunology
    Announcement date: 18 June 2020 - Deadline for application: 15 August 2020

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    Description

    The selected PhD candidate will work on a project at the interface of cell biology and cancer immunology, trying to understand how clathrin-independent endocytic mechanisms can affect cancer cell detection by cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Imaging approaches on fixed and living cells are an essential part of the project (super resolution confocal, TIRF and other live-cell imaging approaches).

    Requirements

    For more details, please read the full offer (attached PDF document) or check on Euraxess (URL link below).

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    Contact

    Henri-François RENARD Pierre MORSOMME

  • INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    Postdoc position: liquid phase electron microscopy of protein structure
    Announcement date: 17 June 2020

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    Description

    The Innovative Electron Microscopy group at the INM institute is one of the world-leading groups in liquid phase scanning electron microscopy (LP-EM).  We are looking for either a scientist with a PhD in physics, biophysics, biochemistry or life sciences for research on protein structure analysis using a graphene liquid cell for electron microscopy.

    The project includes basic research on (dynamic) protein structure, analyzing data, writing scientific publications, contributing to the development of the graphene liquid cell and the involved microscopy techniques. You will actively participate in the research activities of the group in close collaboration with other team members. In addition, you will contribute to the supervision of our electron microscopy facility including an aberration corrected TEM/STEM (ARM200, JEOL). 

    Requirements

    -PhD degree in physics, biophysics, biochemistry or life sciences. 

    -The demonstrated ability to write high-quality scientific papers as first author is a must. 

    -A specific requirement for this position is in-depth knowledge of and practical experience with transmission electron microscopy. 

    -Experience with research on protein structure, diffraction techniques, or liquid phase electron microscopy are a plus. 

    -Team player with an open mind for unconventional ideas.

    -Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration with materials science groups.

    -Strong motivation for science

    -Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English

    -Proficient communication skills in German

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Niels de Jonge

    eMail: diana.loeb@leibniz-inm.de

    Please send motivation letter, letter of reference, and CV including details of college education, date of birth, and photo.

    Address letter to: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. de Jonge

    Send application to: Diana Löb

  • Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMMC) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
    Louvain, Belgium
    Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) post-doctoral research position (100%) at IMMC/EMAT
    Announcement date: 16 June 2020

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    Description

    The Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMMC) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) research group of the University of Antwerp are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to support various and mutual projects on transmission electron microscopy characterization of novel metallic-based materials. Examples of materials include aluminium-based alloys processed by friction stir or 3D printing and involving multi-material (steel, Mg, oxides, Ni-Ti, ...) interfaces as well as crystal/amorphous hybrid nanolaminated coatings combining metallic layers with amorphous nanostructured metallic glass, oxide layers or graphene...

    Requirements

    •          You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in Physics, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or similar;

    •          You understand and have experience in advanced TEM techniques such as high resolution TEM and STEM, including aberration corrected microscopy, STEM-EDX, ACOM-TEM and in-situ TEM;

    •          You have deep knowledge on behaviour of defects in metallic materials;

    •          You have published in high impact factor journals with referee system;

    •          You have experience in paper writing and in presenting your work at international conferences;

    •          Experience in guiding Master and PhD students is welcome;

    •          You are proficient in English;

    •          You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative. 

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. Nick Schryvers (nick.schryvers@uantwerpen.be) and Prof. Hosni Idrissi (hosni.idrissi@uclouvain.be

     

  • KIT - Central Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (LEM)
    Germany
    Open Position for Phd Candidate – Analytical electron microscopy on planar defects
    Announcement date: 10 June 2020

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    Description

    As of October 1, 2020, we are looking for a PhD candidate (m / f / d) who fits well into our team.

    The research aims at establishing a so far unexplored link between elementary deformation

    mechanisms and atomic diffusion processes. Advanced SEM and TEM techniques (high resolution

    analytics and in situ experiments) are the central experimental characterization techniques. The

    research focusses on the physics and chemistry of planar defects that form during high-temperature

    deformation (plastic deformation of metals). Once these have formed, they attract or repulse atoms

    (diffusion-controlled segregation processes on the nanoscale). The figure below shows an example of

    a planar defects in a CoNi-based superalloy. It shows a planar fault on the left (SISF). In the center its

    atomic structure is shown in high resolution. And on the right one can see how atoms are

    attracted/repulsed by the planar defect (enrichment and depletion, depending on atom species).

    Requirements

    We are looking for highly motivated graduates with a master degree in the fields materials science,

    physics, chemistry or mechanical engineering, with a keen interest in advanced materials topics. It

    offers the opportunity to gain hands on experience in powerful characterization techniques, and, at the

    same time, to widen ones outlook and acquire technological expertise in an important area. It allows to

    work independently with advanced students and to contribute to the formation of a new dynamic and

    interdisciplinary research group.

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Yolita Eggeler
    eMail
    yolita@ucsb.edu
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA - INSTITUTE OF NANOSCIENCE OF ARAGON
    Spain
    Senior Researcher
    Announcement date: 29 May 2020

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    Description

    Main duties:

    - Characterization of nanostructured materials by techniques of image-corrected high-resolution

    transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and probe corrected scanning transmission electron

    microscopy (STEM).

    - Atomic resolution chemical characterization of such materials by means of EELS and EDS

    spectroscopies with high energy resolution.

    - Magnetic characterization of ferromagnetic nanostructures by means of electronic holography.

    - Experiment design, data analysis, elaboration of periodic scientific reports and presentations.

    - Writing of scientific papers for international journals, scientific contributions to conferences.

    Pre-selection of CVs’ deadline: June 30th 2020.

    Requirements

    Offer requirements

    REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL:

    Doctorate in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science.

    Skills/Qualifications

    Expertise on Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy.

    Specific requirements: research experience on:

    - Study of physical properties of nanostructured oxides (magnetism, ferroelectricity, electrical

    transport, superconductivity) and/or ferromagnetic nanomaterials.

    - Characterization of nanostructured oxides and ferromagnetic nanomaterials by aberration

    corrected TEM techniques and electron holography.

    - In situ transmission electronic microscopy.

    - Sample preparation techniques for transmission electronic microscopy.

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. M. Ricardo Ibarra (ibarra@unizar.es) and Dr César Magén (cmagend@unizar.es).

  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
    Luxembourg
    Postdoc Position
    Announcement date: 29 May 2020

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    Description

    We are launching the project “In situ correlative cryo-electron tomography and spatial lipid mapping of Influenza A virus infected cells”, which is in cooperation with the Virology Department at the University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany (“Membrane Biology of Viral Infection” Group headed by Dr. Petr Chlanda). The interplay between the lipid membrane of an infected host cell and the virions plays an important role in the replication cycle of the influence A virus (IAV) and will be further investigated here with the highest possible spatial resolution for lipid distribution.  

    Requirements

    The candidate should have an excellent PhD degree in the field of Life Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Physics or closely related fields and have a strong interest in working with prototype instruments for biological materials analysis. 

     Experience in microscopy and/or imaging mass spectrometry applied to life sciences (e.g. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Focussed Ion Beam instrumentation (FIB), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM), etc.)

     Experience in sample preparation for microscopy in biological applications. Especially knowledge of cryo-workflows or virological samples would be an asset

     Experience in developing and using correlative workflows, data processing and data visualisation, including methodologies and algorithms for image fusion and co-registration

     Experience in writing, first authoring of publications

     Interest in setting-up new academic and industrial collaborations  Interest in working with prototype instrumentation

     Excellent communication, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills with team-oriented mind-set

     Fluency in English is mandatory. Knowledge in at least one of the official languages of Luxembourg (French, German or Luxembourgish) is an asset

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  • Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Lund University
    Sweden
    Doctoral student in inorganic chemistry focused on in situ characterization of materials
    Announcement date: 29 May 2020

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    Description

    Redox processes on the surfaces of solid materials are fundamental to for example catalysis, combustion and corrosion. Using in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) it is however possible to directly image these processes at high temperatures while exposing the materials to reactive environments. This offers unprecedented access to the atomic scale mechanisms, which can help guide the design of e.g. more active catalysts.

    The aim of this PhD project is to study materials and processes for carbon-neutral fuel and chemical production using in situ TEM. This includes surface characterization of catalysts for carbon dioxide hydrogenation, but also reactions and materials related to, for example, biomass gasification. The research will be conducted using a customized transmission electron microscope where the samples can be heated in the presence of, for example, oxygen for oxidation and hydrogen for reduction. The candidate will use a wide range of TEM-based imaging and analysis techniques to understand the dynamic redox processes occurring at different surfaces, and then relate these to the materials’ properties as for example catalysts. Synthesis and modification of materials prior to the in situ TEM experiments may form part of the research activities. 

     The project will be carried out at the Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (www.kilu.lu.se/cas). A research visit to another university/institute may also occur. The PhD candidate will interact with a team of researchers conducting experiments using the in situ TEM, and will be responsible for planning and conducting their own experiments, as well and analyzing and interpreting the data.

    Requirements

    A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant: has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 (ECTS) credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

     A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Inorganic Chemistry if the applicant has: at least 30 credits of relevance to the subject area, of which at least 15 credits from the second cycle and a specialised project of at least 15 second-cycle credits in the subject, or a MSc in Chemical Engineering or Engineering Nanoscience.

    We are looking for a candidate with very good oral and written proficiency in English, and good knowledge of transmission electron microscopy, including substantial hands-on experience working with this type of instrument.

    More information

    Contact

    Identity
    Dr. Martin Ek Rosén
    eMail
    martin.ek@chem.lu.se
  • Université du Littoral - Côte d’Opale (Dunkerque) and ’Université Libre de Bruxelles’ (Brussels)

    Post-doctoral position in Atmospheric Geochemistry
    Announcement date: 29 May 2020

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    Description

    An application for funding is submitted from MOPGA Postdoctoral Program Third Call (deadline for applicants : July 5th 2020). Candidates must complete a PhD for less than five years on the date of submission of the application. They must not be French nationals and must not have been resident in France after September 1st, 2019. The candidates must come from one of the 46 eligible countries listed here: https://campusfrance.smapply.io/prog/MOPGA_post_doctoral_3/.

    Application (before May 31th 2020)

    Requirements

    The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or Geochemistry, experience with advanced analytical instrumentation, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy, enthusiasm and diligence in laboratory work, good writing skills in English and some knowledge of/willingness to learn basic French.

    More information

    Contact

    Karine Deboudt -  karine.deboudt@univ-littoral.fr 
    Nadine Mattielli   - nmattiel@ulb.ac.be
  • University Tübingen
    Germany
    Cryo-FIB-SEM instrument scientist
    Announcement date: 19 May 2020

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    Description

    The research group for Geomicrobiology at the University of Tübingen offers an open position for a postdoctoral researcher who is passionate about electron microscopy as Cryo-FIB-SEM instrument scientist (TV-L E13, 100%; 3 years).

    Applications including CV, motivation letter, summary of research experience (including an overview about electron microscopes and sample preparation methods used in the past), publication list, and contact information of two academic references should be sent by email before June 14th 2020

    Requirements

    The candidate is expected to:
    * Develop and establish sample preparation methods and workflows for cryo focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (cryo-FIB-SEM)
    * Provide on-site support and training at the FIB-SEM (Zeiss Crossbeam 550L) for other scientists
    * Participate in electron microscopy lab courses and training programs
    * Support the preparation of digital resources (training videos and manuals)
    * Supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students and contribute to various existing research projects
    * Write research proposals and publications

    Successful candidates will have the following background and skills:
    * A PhD and 1-2 years of postdoc experience in geomicrobiology or a related research field
    * Profound experience with operating a SEM (ideally a FIB-SEM and/or a cryo-SEM)
    * Theoretical and practical experience with cryo electron microscopy applications, including sample preparation, as well as experience with user support at electron microscopes are of advantage
    * Knowledge of techniques for preparing geomicrobiological samples (e.g. cell-mineral aggregates) is beneficial
    * Experience working in interdisciplinary projects
    * Very good communication skills in English, able to work in a team

    More information

    Contact

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Kappler and Dr. Stefan Fischer, Geomicrobiology Group, Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Email: andreas.kappler@uni-tuebingen.de and st.fischer@uni-tuebingen.de

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