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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).

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

 

  • The Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC)
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Senior Electron Microscopy Technician
    Announcement date: 17 July 2018

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    Description

    The role holder will work closely with the senior members of the team in order to achieve the centre's aims of providing access to advanced imaging capabilities in a sustainable environment through efficient cost recovery. This role requires a real enthusiasm for electron microscopy and would be ideal for someone who wishes to develop their microscopy skills with the guidance of our expert EM staff.

    Closing date: 12 August 2018

    Requirements

    You should have practical experience of biological scientific research work, a high degree of precision in following protocols and good communication skills.

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  • Universidad de Zaragoza - Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (INA)
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Postdoc position
    Announcement date: 16 July 2018

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    Description

     The candidate will explore the atomic structure and configuration of graphene–based and related (including hybrid) 2D nanomaterials. The optoelectronic properties of such materials will be also investigated. Those studies will be developed using advanced transmission electron microscopes (TEM) microscopes and different TEM techniques: atomic resolution HR(S)TEM, EELS and electron tomography. Other FIB, XPS and SEM studies could also be performed.

     Interested candidates should send a CV (including a list of publications), a letter of motivation and the names of 2-3 references to arenal@unizar.es 

    Please, send the applications not later than August 10th.

    Requirements

     Candidates should hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or other related areas. Previous experience in TEM (HR(S)TEM, EELS, tomography) is required and a background in carbon-based nanostructures, as well as a knowledge in XPS, SEM or FIB would be appreciated.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Raul ARENAL
    eMail
    arenal@unizar.es
  • University of Gothenburg - National Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI)
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scientific Officer in advanced light microscopy
    Announcement date: 10 July 2018

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    Description

    he CCI is now looking for an experienced Scientific Officer in advanced light microscopy. The purpose of this post is to facilitate the development of novel imaging and analysis methods in close collaboration with PI’s to apply these methods to their specific research questions. The main tasks for the post holder will include advice in sample preparation, imaging, training, maintenance and operations in advanced light microscopy. The position does not include own research.

    Closing date: 2018-07-31

    Requirements

    We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The suitable candidate should hold a PhD degree in Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry) or engineering, with at least five years of research and practical experience in advanced light microscopy (including, confocal, multiphoton and super‐resolution). Skills in data evaluation and analysis would be an advantage. A basic knowledge in current biological and biomedical research is essential. The post holder should have broad knowledge of specimen preparation, common fluorophores and other labelling techniques. Special considerations will be given to scientific expertise in and previous hands-on experience in more than one of the following methods: FRAP, FRET, FCS, single molecule localization microscopy, correlative light and electron microscopy.  The candidate should be willing to expand his/her knowledge in new microscopy techniques and be ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Ability to manage workload and structure the work with short timelines, with good communication in English and organisational skills are essential. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a research background who combines technical expertise with strong communication skills, who has a strong will to aid other researcher in their work, but also the motivation to work independently.

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    Identity
    Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez
    eMail
    juliafer@cci.sahlgrenska.gu.se
  • The Ohio State University - Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis. College of Engineering
    Ohio, USA
    Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 - Engineer
    Announcement date: 02 July 2018

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    Description

    CEMAS has an opening for a Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 - Engineer to perform multidisciplinary research in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). This position will perform basic functions and activities related to cryo-electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate transmission electron microscopes of cryo-specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research. This position will conduct assessments prior to data collections, including but not limited to performing preliminary image data quality, loading samples, and tuning microscopes. This position will also assist with oversight and maintenance of cryo-transmission electron microscopes and ancillary related equipment. This position will participate and support research in single particle and tomography studies utilizing cryo-transmission electron microscopes and specimens, as well as write or edit/approve progress reports, technical reports and/or journal articles.

    To be considered, apply online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/, job opening number:439691. This posting will be active from June 9, 2018 through July 15, 2018.

    Requirements

    Required: Master’s degree in engineering or a relevant field of science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in cryo-TEM; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to the conduct of engineering research; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment. 

    Desired: A doctoral degree in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in an engineering research capacity; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas; experience in single particle cryo-TEM workflow and cryo electron tomography; hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent).

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  • The Ohio State University - Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis. College of Engineering
    Ohio, USA
    Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 - Engineer
    Announcement date: 02 July 2018

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    Description

    CEMAS has an opening for a Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 - Engineer to perform multidisciplinary research in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). This position will perform basic functions and activities related to cryo-electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate transmission electron microscopes of cryo-specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research. This position will conduct assessments prior to data collections, including but not limited to performing preliminary image data quality, loading samples, and tuning microscopes. This position will also assist with oversight and maintenance of cryo-transmission electron microscopes and ancillary related equipment. This position will participate and support research in single particle and tomography studies utilizing cryo-transmission electron microscopes and specimens, as well as write or edit/approve progress reports, technical reports and/or journal articles.

    To be considered, apply online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/, job opening number:439691. This posting will be active from June 9, 2018 through July 15, 2018.

    Requirements

    Required: Master’s degree in engineering or a relevant field of science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in cryo-TEM; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to the conduct of engineering research; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment. 

    Desired: A doctoral degree in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in an engineering research capacity; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas; experience in single particle cryo-TEM workflow and cryo electron tomography; hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent).

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  • Hasselt University - Dynamic Bioimaging Lab
    Belgium
    PhD student Mechanosensation bioimaging
    Announcement date: 27 June 2018

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    Description

    Within the capacity group FBI (Fysiology - Biochemistry - Immunology), we are looking for a PhD student 'Mechanosensation bioimaging' for the development of a FRET microscopy toolbox and its application to cellular mechanical force sensing.

    Specifically in this PhD project you will develop and apply the proper microscopy methods to study mechanical forces at the subcellular level.

    You can only apply online up to and including 06 July 2018.

    Requirements

    • You obtained a Master's degree in biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, bio-engineering, informatics, physics, biophysics or equivalent at the start of the mandate.
      Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
    • You are motivated by the topic of advanced fluorescence microscopy applied to mechanosensation.
    • You are challenged by sharp deadlines to finish your papers or projects.
    • You are fluent in English, both orally as in writing.
    • You are able to cope independently, i.e. you are a DIY problem solver.
    • You have a 'technical eye for perfection', i.e. you are dedicated to performing the perfect experiment, and ensure that technical instruments are employed /calibrated in the best way.
    • You are eligible for applying for a personal PhD grant from the Research Foundation Flanders (check here: http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/, see PhD fellowship or Strategic Basic Research Grant).
    • You are willing to become one of the 'go-to' persons for other researchers in the BIOMED/AOMC microscopy facility.
    • Although you will get the possibility to professionalize yourself in this (collaborations, courses, workshops), your candidacy is further strengthened if you are familiar with fluorescence microscopy, and/or known with programming in MATLAB or other environments.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Prof. dr. Jelle HENDRIX
    Phone
    +32-11-269213
    eMail
    jelle.hendrix@uhasselt.be
  • The Ohio State University - Ohio State's College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture
    Ohio, USA
    Cryo-EM Senior Research Associate - Engineer
    Announcement date: 27 June 2018

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    Description

    This person will function as a subject matter expert or technical consultant on one or more phases of related project(s) including but not limited to sample preparation, data collection, and data analysis.

    To be considered, apply online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/, job opening number:439690. This posting will be active from June 9, 2018 through July 15, 2018.

    Requirements

    Required: PhD in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; extensive experience in cryo-TEM including sample preparation, single particle cryo-TEM workflow and/or cryo electron tomography; extensive experience in an engineering research capacity; experience in a progressively responsible administrative capacity; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment; experience supervising technical support personnel. 

    Desired: Hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent); experience with computational image processing and analysis of cryo-EM images.

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    Contact

    eMail
    visit.osu.edu/experience
  • The Ohio State University - College of Engineering - Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
    Ohio, USA
    Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 - Engineer
    Announcement date: 27 June 2018

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    Description

    This position will perform basic functions and activities related to cryo-electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate transmission electron microscopes of cryo-specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research.

    To be considered, apply online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/, job opening number:439691. This posting will be active from June 9, 2018 through July 15, 2018.

    Requirements

    Required: Master’s degree in engineering or a relevant field of science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in cryo-TEM; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to the conduct of engineering research; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment. 

    Desired: A doctoral degree in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in an engineering research capacity; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas; experience in single particle cryo-TEM workflow and cryo electron tomography; hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent).

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    Contact

    eMail
    visit.osu.edu/experience
  • JEOL UK
    United Kingdom
    Applications Specialist
    Announcement date: 15 June 2018

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    Description

    JEOL are now accepting applications for a new member to the UK Applications Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading scientific instrument manufacturers. The successful person will play a key role supporting JEOL’s new Cryo-TEM instruments in the UK, as well as the wider product range from JEOL. Primary responsibilities include supporting demonstrations and helping to train new customers in the use of the instruments.

    Interested applicants should apply before theFriday 29th June 2018 in writing touk.sales@jeoluk.comand include a current C.V.

    Requirements

    The vacancy would suit someone with hands on knowledge of Transmission Electron Microscopy and sample preparation, ideally with a background in CryoEM. Full training on the products will be provided. Regular travel to customer sites will be required along with occasional travel to Japan and Europe. A competitive salary is offered along with a company car, pension and health benefits.

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    Contact

    eMail
    uk.sales@jeoluk.com
  • JEOL UK
    North of England and Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sales Executive
    Announcement date: 15 June 2018

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    Description

    JEOL are actively looking to recruit a new member to the UK Sales Team.  This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading scientific instrument manufacturers. The successful person will be responsible for managing the sales of JEOL’s TEM and SEM products along with a range of Analytical Instruments, including NMR and Mass Spectrometry.  As well as managing the sales process from first enquiry to close of sale, a key part of the role is to establish, develop and maintain excellent relationships with new and existing customers. 

    Interested applicants should apply before the Friday 29th June 2018 in writing to Jason.Dalby@jeoluk.com and include a current C.V. 

    Requirements

    The position would ideally suit someone with an existing knowledge of Electron Microscopy who is keen to make a move into sales and customer care.  Regular travel within the defined sales area is required along with occasional travel to UK and European conferences and JEOL Tokyo, Japan.    A competitive salary is offered along with a company car, pension and health benefits.

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    Contact

    eMail
    Jason.Dalby@jeoluk.com
  • University of Helsinki
    Helsinki, Finland
    Postdoc­toral re­searcher in cell bio­logy
    Announcement date: 14 June 2018

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    Description

    The successful candidate will join a compact research team in the analysis of structure-function relationship of membranes and organelles, using endoplasmic reticulum as a model organelle. The main aim of the group is to understand how different ER structures are formed and maintained and how these structural subdomains contribute to various ER functions. We employ wide selection of imaging techniques as well as various cell biological and biochemical techniques, screening approaches, and customized image processing tools for quantitative image analysis. The group operates side by side with the Electron microscopy core facility of the HiLIFE.

    Due date: 31.07.2018 23:59 EEST

    Requirements

    The applicant is required to hold PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The working language of the lab is English; knowledge of the Finnish language is not necessary. Experience in cell biology is required, experience in various imaging techniques and neurobiology is an advantage. The salary is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

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  • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    Pisa, Italy
    Postdoctoral position in “Electron diffraction of protein nanocrystals” - [ Postdoc ]
    Announcement date: 14 June 2018

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    Description

    The research will involve: 1) the design of specific procedures of data collection of electron diffraction in cryo condition exploiting the potentialities of a single electron detector for diffraction; 2) finding structure solution strategies for protein crystals by electron diffraction data.  

    Please apply by June 28th, 2018.

    Requirements

    Eligibility criteria:

    • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology or related areas.
    • Experience in crystallography of proteins and/or organic molecules and/or inorganic materials
    • Previous experience with diffraction methods in general
    • Experience in transmission electron microscopy
    • Excellent communication skills.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Mauro Gemmi, PhD
    eMail
    mauro.gemmi@iit.it
  • University of Birmingham - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Receptors
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a Professor of Cell Biology of Membrane Receptors to the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) to provide leadership in cellular and molecular receptor research.  Applicants should have a background in imaging approaches to study cell surface receptor activation and signaling in the fields of tyrosine kinase-linked receptors (including regulation of Src and Syk kinases) or G protein-coupled receptors.  Applicants who have a track record of active engagement with the physical and computational sciences to develop new methodologies are strongly encouraged especially in probe development, nanoscience, image analysis, and machine learning.  The major biological areas of focus in COMPARE are cardiovascular, metabolism and inflammation / immunology. 

    Applicants are invited to submit their application online by 28 June 2018. 

    Requirements

    We particularly welcome applications from researchers who have developed strong international focus in their research and have established equally strong international research networks resulting in funded research, seminars and conferences, published outputs and clear impact on drug development and links with major Pharma and Biotech.

    Applicants are invited to submit their application online by 28 June 2018. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience of leading a successful research group, including securing research funding.

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    Contact

    Identity
    Professor Steve Watson
    eMail
    s.p.watson@bham.ac.uk
  • MRC London Institute of Medical Science
    London , United Kingdom
    Microscopist LMS - 847
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    The post-holder will provide user training on the different microscope systems and technical support on all aspects of optical imaging. This will also involve participation in research projects.The post-holder will report to the Head of the Microscopy facility, Dr Dirk Dormann, and collaborate with other facility staff. Due to the training and support role, the post-holder will interact with a large number of facility users. The post holder will liaise with external companies and engineers to arrange system service and repair.
     
    Close Date: 25/06/2018

    Requirements

    Education/Qualifications/Training 

    Essential:

    Science degree in relevant area or equivalent relevant experience

    Previous work experience required

    Essential:

    • Proven research experience using fluorescence imaging techniques including confocal microscopy

    Desirable:

    • Familiarity with Leica confocal microscopes

    Application Area Specific Skills

    Essential:

    • Sound understanding of light microscopical principles and techniques
    • A good understanding of all aspects of digital imaging from acquisition to image processing and analysis (hard-and software)
    • Experience in relevant software packages for microscopic imaging, image processing and visualisation 

    Computer Skills

    Essential:

    • Advanced computer skills on different platforms (PC/Apple)

     Desirable:

    • Experience in computer programming for image analysis

    Communication Skills

    Essential:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with facility users

     Desirable:

     Previous experience of supporting and training others scientists in microscopy and imaging

    Personal skills/behaviours/qualities

     Motivated and enthusiastic individualwho enjoys the interaction with a large number of facility users

    • Interested in learning and applying new imaging techniques
    • Ability to work in a team as well as independently

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  • University of Wollongong - School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering
    Australia
    PhD Scholarship
    Announcement date: 12 June 2018

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    Description

    Applications are invited for a full-time Ph.D. research scholarship within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, supervised by Prof. Elena Pereloma and Dr Azdiar Gazder. The scholarship is for a period of 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress with an annual stipend of AUD$27,082 (indexed annually) and the possibility for a further 6 month extension. It is anticipated that the successful applicant be available to commence in August 2018.

    Requirements

    The candidate should possess an Honours degree (>80% GPA) in materials science / physics / metallurgical engineering or equivalent and satisfy English language requirements:
    https://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english/index.html
    Qualifications (e.g. Masters degree) with a significant materials research component and/or significant research work experience in a materials related field. Knowledge of crystallography, deformation accommodation mechanisms and phase transformations. Experience in X-ray diffraction or electron microscopy. Experience in scripting in Matlab.

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    Contact

    Professor Elena Pereloma
    Director, UOW Electron Microscopy Centre
    Senior Professor of Physical Metallurgy
    Email: elenap@uow.edu.au
     
    Dr Azdiar Gazder
    Senior Research Fellow
    UOW Electron Microscopy Centre
    Email: azdiar@uow.edu.au
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