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Electron Microscopy Scientists

The Faculty of Biology/Chemistry of the University Osnabrück seeks two

Electron Microscopy Scientists

for establishing and operating a central facility for Electron Microscopy (EM), and the scientific advance of the EM facility.
The positions are to be filled at earliest convenience. Payment is according Germany pay scale E13 TV-L, full time. Contracts are initially fixed for 4 years, and extensions are anticipated.
Tasks:
The scientist on position EM1/2015 will be responsible for the maintenance and supervision of EM systems, guidance of users in experimental design, practical support of EM-based experiments, and analyses of data.
The scientist on position EM2/2015 is responsible for the scientific development of ultrastructural analyses, implementation of novel methods and instrumentation and correlation of light and electron microscopy analyses. This position will support academic teaching in BSc-, MSc- and PhD-courses of the Department.
Both coworkers are expected to work as team providing support in planning and execution of experiments, as well as in the quantitative analyses of ultrastructural data.
The research projects of DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 944 and the center CellNanOs are directed to the understanding of the physiology and dynamics of cellular microcompartments. Ultrastructural analyses shall contribute to the understanding of assembly and structure of microcompartments as organization units in cells below the size of organelles.
The EM unit is part of the central project of SFB944 and the Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrück (CellNanOs). The central project established in the first phase of SFB944 provides state of the art light microscopy (LM), super-resolution microscopy and live cell imaging and will be extended towards ultrastructural analyses in the current phase. The Faculty of Biology/Chemistry operates two TEM systems and FIB-SEM in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences. Further TEM/SEM instruments will be acquired for CellNanOS. By the end of 2016, LM and EM units will be housed in a new research building.
Requirements:
Applications are invited by scientists with a background in life or natural sciences that hold a PhD. Successful candidates will have sound experience in ultrastructural analyses, and working experience with conventional and advanced EM techniques, such as cryo EM, EM tomography, CLEM, 3D reconstruction, genetically encoded tags is expected. Relevant working experience should be documented, for example by publications.
Further experience in establishing and maintaining a service unit for EM will be of advantage. Candidates should be interested in supporting a wide array of biological research topics and will integrate into an interdisciplinary research environment.
As a certified family-friendly institution, Osnabrück University is committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life.
As an employer, Osnabrück University is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for women and men. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the positions.
Furthermore, qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.
Please send your application as a single PDF (including CV, publication list, PDF of representative publications, and contact information of two references) in electronic form by 2.4.2015 to the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Biology/Chemistry at dekan@biologie.uni-osnabrueck.de. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel at +49-541 -969-3940, or Michael.Hensel@biologie.Uni-Osnabrueck.de.
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