PKZI Microscopy Core Facility Manager, University of Mainz, Germany


The Paul Klein Centre for Immune Intervention (PKZI) is a newly founded research centre at the University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. In collaboration with Leica, the Research Centre of Immune Therapy (FZI) has established a high-end light microscopy unit encompassing an in vivo multiphoton imaging set up with standard confocal, time lapse and TIRM imaging units. The Core Facility will offer a variety of light-microscopy related services to the members of PKZI and the research community in Mainz in general.

The newly established microscopy unit is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, collegial and experienced Core Facility Manager at the level of group leader, whose responsibilities will include:

Maintenance of the core facility and day-to-day operations of all the microscopes Co-ordinating the training of users, assisting them with image analysis tools and contributions to publications Assist with project planning and implementation Organise workshops, proactively and productively contribute towards further strengthening of the unit Inform and integrate novel developments in imaging in the best interests of the local scientific community Synergize with the other established imaging platforms of the JGU and Rhein Main area in general

Job requirements:

PhD in natural sciences

Extensive experience in microscopy and previous expertise in running a Core Facility for imaging is an advantage Publications in specialist and in journals of general interest. Please indicate your contributions to the key references Strong written and verbal communication skills in German and English Leadership skills and previous experience in supervision of colleagues Experience in contribution to grants will be a plus

A generous salary package at the level of a group leader (E13/14) is offered, initially for a period of 3-5 years, with the possibility of getting tenure.

Please contact Krishna, Prof. Rajalingam krishna@uni-mainz.de<mailto:krishna@uni-mainz.de> for more details and check the job offer.

Closing date: 2 September 2018