Scientist/Engineer - BioEM lab at Biozentrum, University of Basel (100%)

Starting immediately or upon mutual agreement

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 birthplace 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 cryoEM data collection and analysis to join the BioEM lab.


Your responsibilities

  • to operate cryo electron microscopes and support user operation
  • to develop and support tools and software for cryo-EM
  • 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 cryoEM-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 single-particle data to determine structures of biomolecules and are an experienced user of cryoEM analysis software, including relion, 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

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. Salary and benefits are attractive.

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

The application should include a brief personal statement, explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good fit for this position, together with a full, up-to-date CV and addresses of 2 references.

For more information about Biozentrum and the BioEM lab, see www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/bioem/

We will review applications starting 26 Apri 2021 until the position is filled. In all cases, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

For any informal enquiries, please contact: mohamed.chami@unibas.ch

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