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Apply by: 2022-02-13

Scientist/Engineer Cryo-Electron Tomography (CryoET)- BioEM lab at Biozentrum, University of Basel

Published 2022-01-13

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 30 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birth place of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic specialist in biological CryoET to join the BioEM lab.

Your position
  • to prepare samples (plunge-freezing, FIB lamella) for cryoET, operate cryo electron microscopes and support user operation
  • to develop and support tools and software for cryo-ET
  • to analyze and process data for customers and collaborators
  • to support and contribute technological and scientific projects
  • to manage data in collaboration with IT and scientific computing units
Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and goal-oriented person with a completed scientific or engineering degree (Msc/PhD), and expertise in cryoET-based structural biology. You have good knowledge of electron microscopy hardware, and hands-on, in-depth experience in operating cryo-electron microscopes using automation software such as SerialEM and EPU. You have successfully analyzed tomograms and are an experienced user of cryoET analysis software with practical skills in scripting and programming. You like to work in an agile academic work environment and embrace a service-oriented approach. Good communication skills in English are required.

We offer you
We offer an exciting and stimulating work environment with state-of-the art equipment and ample opportunities for interactions with academic and industrial partners at the department, in the region and internationally. The position is for 2 years with option for extension. Salary and benefits according to University of Basel standards.

Basel is an international city with people from 150 nations. Located on the border where three countries meet - Switzerland-Germany-France -, it is Europe's most important life sciences hub. Basel provides a high standard of living and a rich and varied cultural atmosphere.

Application / Contact
Please submit your application via https://biped2.biozentrum.unibas.ch/apply/cryo-electron-tomography

The application should include a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience relate to the role, together with a full, up-to-date CV and at least two reference letters. Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Please note that only online applications will be considered.

For more information about Biozentrum and the BioEM lab, see www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/bioem/
For further information, please contact Mohamed Chami (mohamed.chami@unibas.ch).

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