Research Engineer for cryo electron microscopy

Updated: 18 days ago
Deadline: 07 Jun 2021

Umeå University is currently seeking a senior research engineer for cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to join the Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) team. The appointment is financed with the support from SciLifeLab, which through the Cryo-EM facility delivers service, user training and access to electron microscopes and image analysis. Application should be submitted before June 7th 2021.

Work tasks
As a research engineer you will deliver expertise and support scientists in planning and carrying out electron microscopy (EM) image acquisition and analysis during research projects, mainly in medical and biological research. You will be engaged in user training in EM. The work includes operation, maintenance and service of instruments and to assist researchers with sample preparation, data collection and cryo-EM and tomography image analysis. Working tasks are scheduled together with the UCEM staff team and conducted individually together with collaborators and facility users. Our working language is English.

We are looking for a person with education in biotechnology, molecular biology or equal. You have great experiences of EM (TEM, SEM, FIB and/or cryo-EM) sample preparation, instrument operation and image analysis skills. Knowledge and a strong interest in developing your skills in image analysis for 3D electron microscopy (tomography and single particle analyses) is required.

You have the ability to work independently, can be flexible and approach new challenges, such as establish new methods and participate in several parallel projects. It is important that you can collaborate around receiving and transmitting method capabilities, as well as excellent communication skills to freely express yourself in both written and spoken English. You take initiatives, are creative, service-minded and realise the pleasure in helping scientists and research projects to reach results. Emphasis is placed on technical skills (experiences in EM methods and image analysis) as well as a strong personal motivation to work with research infrastructure and service functions.

Instructions for application
An application should contain a personal letter describing the applicant’s motivation, aim with the employment, references to research projects with EM usage, CV, University degree and other relevant diplomas, grades and documents, and provide names and contact details of two referees.  

The application must be submitted before June 7th 2021. You apply via our e-recruitment system. Please log in and use the link provided below.

This is a two-year employment, to be started as soon as possible or upon agreement.


For further information contact UCEM director Linda Sandblad , tel 070 9324936. 

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