Staff Scientist for VIB-VUB facility for Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy (BECM)

Brussels VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

17 Nov 2020

Brussels

VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Cryo-EM Facility

Senior Scientific

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About the Center 

The VIB Center for Structural Biology houses research groups with strong expertise in protein biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, NMR, biophysics, nanobody technology, and electron microscopy.  Our department tightly collaborates with other VIB departments (www.vib.be) on cutting edge biological research problems ranging from human diseases to plant biotechnology.

Job description

The VIB Center for Structural Biology (CSB) in Brussels seeks to recruit a Cryo-electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) scientist to support and develop single-particle and tomography projects.

The research scientist will be appointed to the VIB-VUB facility for Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy (BECM, www.becm.be), which serves as a technology platform for CSB.

BECM has a state-of-the-art facility for cryo-electron microscopy and houses a JEOL cryoARM300 equipped with an in-column energy filter, phase plate, and K3 detector and is complemented by two screening JEOL JEM-1400 120 kV microscopes. The facility was established in 2018 and serves a large community of users including users from VIB, Belgium, and Europe from academia and industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Support a range of cryo-EM projects through interaction with CSB and external scientists
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the microscopes
  • Contribute to the development of single-particle cryo-EM and/or implementation and development for state-of-the-art tomography
  • Provide user training in experimental and computational aspects of cryo-EM

Profile

Key Experience and competences

  • Master degree in Natural Sciences or higher
  • At least two years of work experience in electron microscopy
  • Basic knowledge of Linux and programming skills
  • Good communication skills in English

Desirable

  • Experience in structural biology
  • Experience in single-particle or cryo-tomography data collection and analysis
  • Flexible working practice
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience with multi-user facilities

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.

Deadline until a suitable candidate is found.

For further inquiries please contact Marcus Fislage (marcus.fislage@vub.vib.be)