[3dem] Postdoctoral position in electron tomography at NIH, Bethesda, MD

Leapman, Richard (NIH/NIBIB) [E] leapmanr at mail.nih.gov
Fri Oct 18 13:21:50 PDT 2013

Dear All,

The Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics is seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to develop new approaches for determining the three-dimensional structure of cells based on scanning transmission electron tomography, serial block-face scanning electron microscopy, and related techniques.

This position is in the intramural program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and is located in Bethesda, Maryland.  Our research group develops new methods in electron microscopy.  For example, we have previously developed techniques based on STEM, EELS and electron tomography for application to biological systems.  Our laboratory is equipped with a 300 kV field emission TEM including STEM and EFTEM  capabilities, and a serial block face SEM.  Current biological interests of the group include the ultrastructure of stem cells, endocrine pancreatic cells, and neurons.  

Suitably qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in the physical sciences (physics, materials science) or in biophysics.  Applicants should have superior communication skills in English and a demonstrated record of accomplishment.  NIBIB is committed to integrating engineering and physical sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research.  Training in biology is not essential for this position but there will be ample opportunities to collaborate with and learn from world-class biologists.  Preference will be given to candidates with less than three years of postdoctoral experience.  

NIH offers excellent salary and health care packages to its trainees.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  See also NIH web page at:

Please send applications to:
Dr. Richard Leapman
Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institutes of Health
Bldg. 13, Rm. 3N17
13 South Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-496-2599
E-mail: leapmanr at mail.nih.gov
Web page: http://irp.nih.gov/pi/richard-leapman

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Best regards,

Richard Leapman

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