The National Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) at the University of Gothenburg, is one of the leading academic imaging facilities in Sweden providing expertise and access to advanced microscopy to the research community, both locally and at other Swedish universities and abroad.
The CCI offers high-end microscopy techniques for researchers in the various fields of life science, but also chemistry, physics, material science. The equipment includes several laser scanning (confocal and multiphoton) microscopes, a large number of other fluorescent microscopes, laser microdissection microscope, super-resolution microscopes, as well as a scanning and a transmission electron microscope. The scientific staff at the CCI assists researchers in the experimental designing and planning of microscopy experiments and provides the in-depth training for the operation of the microscopes and for specific imaging techniques. Additionally, support is provided in the processing, rendering and analysis of the acquired datasets.
The CCI is now looking for an experienced Scientific Officer in advanced Electron microscopy and its various applications in life science. The purpose of this post is to manage the sample preparation, training, maintenance and operations of the electron microscopes. Furthermore. to facilitate the development of new workflows, including specimen and imaging methods, in close collaboration with PI’s to apply these new methods to their specific research questions.
The successful candidate will work in the National Centre for Cellular Imaging advanced microscopy facility to: advice core facility users with a wide range of biological specimens and experimental approaches to apply the appropriate electron microscopy (EM) technique, and train the users; manage and optimize different EM sample preparation workflows, including cell/tissue processing and sectioning; the post holder will be also responsible for operation and maintenance of equipment for EM sample preparation, including cryo-equipment; give advice on the design of imaging experiments in order to optimize output and research activities; contributing to the implementation of new innovative EM methods in order to meet with the users needs. The post holder will also participate in the teaching of graduate and undergraduate students.
We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The suitable candidate should hold a University degree (Master, PhD) in Medicine, Biology or Chemistry, with at least five years of research experience in electron microscopy for life science. Prior experience of working in a microscopy facility is a plus. Experience in EM preparation techniques for example high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution is also considered as additional merits. 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 work well-organized in a team-oriented way is important. Good communication skills in English 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.
Closing date: 16 January 2017