Research Technician / Scientific Officer – Electron Microscopy Core Facility, EMBL Heidelberg


Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations world-wide. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy). EMBL is endowed with multiple high-level core facilities offering services to groups from all sites as well as other international institutions. Among them is the Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF), which specializes in cellular electron microscopy. The EMCF activities cover a large spectrum of advanced techniques from sample preparation to image analysis, with a particular focus on correlative techniques and 3D electron microscopy.

We are currently looking for a Research technician / Scientific Officer to join the EMCF. The position will involve direct participation in the research projects by performing ultrastructural analysis on various biological specimens including cultured yeast, insect and mammalian cells as well as, but not limited to model organisms such as flies, nematodes, fish and rodents. The main tasks for the post holder will include sample preparation (fixation methods, resin embedding, ultramicrotomy), imaging (transmission EM, serial TEM, TEM tomography, volume EM), and advanced molecular mapping techniques (immuno-EM and correlative light and electron microscopy). Additional skills in sample preparation for cryo-EM and negative staining would be an advantage.

The candidate will also have the responsibility of maintaining the overall organization of the facility with a high degree of technological expertise and will be responsible for training and providing technical assistance to students and postdoctoral researchers within EMBL as well as visiting scientists. The candidate should be open to acquire skills for new techniques and adapt them to various cell/organism samples.

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Closing Date: 22 October 2017