Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Team Leader in Advanced Light Microscopy Service and Technology Development, EMBL

EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Application deadline: 30 Aug 2019

A position is available to lead the EMBL IC Advanced Light Microscopy Service Team, comprising microscopy engineers and application specialists, in close collaboration with the Electron Microscopy Team.

Both teams have the mission of highest-level user service provision and technology development to continuously improve the services. Jointly they will provide services to external users from Europe and beyond in imaging technologies, including advanced light microscopy, correlative light and electron microscopy and cellular and single-particle electron microscopy.

Light microscopy technologies will cover all scales, from the latest (cryo-) super-resolution technologies to intravital and deep-tissue imaging.

In addition to organising and providing highest-quality service, the Team Leader in Advanced Light Microscopy should have a strong interest in technology development, in order to maintain the technology at the cutting edge and extend the service portfolio of the EMBL IC to facilitate new biological research applications. The technology development activities should take advantage of close collaborations with the excellent instrumentation development and biological research groups at EMBL, as well as EMBL’s Advanced Light Microscopy and Electron Microscopy Core Facilities, and EMBL’s mechanical and electronics workshops. A joint appointment with EMBL’s Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit is foreseen, to foster these interactions.

The EMBL IC will organise international courses to train scientists in advanced microscopy methods, and will actively collaborate with industrial partners to develop new applications and workflows. The successful candidate should be able to work creatively and independently, be well organised and rigorous, and enjoy working in an international team within a highly collaborative atmosphere.

Prior to the opening of the EMBL IC in 2021, the successful candidate will build up the EMBL IC Advanced Light Microscopy team and, supported by the EMBL IC (Project) Management, prepare for full service operation by setting up and testing the new imaging technology for provision of interim services.

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Heidelberg, Germany

Team Leader in Advanced Light Microscopy Service and Technology Development, EMBL