[3dem] EM Service Engineer Position available at University Basel, Switzerland

Henning Stahlberg henning.stahlberg at unibas.ch
Thu Feb 13 02:08:07 PST 2014

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading institutes worldwide for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching. It is home to more than 30 research groups with scientists from over 40 countries. Research at the Biozentrum focuses on the areas of Cell Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics and Computational & Systems Biology. With its more than 550 employees, the Biozentrum is the largest department at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Science.

The University of Basel maintains two sites for electron microscopy, the C-CINA and the ZMB. The Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics (C-CINA) performs advanced electron microscopy research in life sciences, see http://c-cina.org. The ZMB provides TEM and SEM services to the University, see http://zmb.unibas.ch. The C-CINA and the ZMB together operate 15 electron microscopes including a FEI Titan Krios with a Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detector, FEI Polara, CM200FEG, Helios FIB-SEM and a Quanta200FEG with a Gatan 3View.

We have an opening for an

        EM Service Engineer

Your responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of all electron microscopes of C-CINA and the ZMB. We do not have any factory maintenance contracts but may request additional help from the factory when needed. Responsibilities of this position are maintenance and repair of the electron microscopes including; problem diagnosis, ordering replacement parts from the factory, and repair. This includes: the Titan Krios Autoloader, cryo-stages, FEG and high voltage supplies, vacuum systems, mechanics, electronics and software backups.

In addition, upon interest, this engineer may participate in electron microscope hardware development projects, which involve hardware design, fabrication in collaboration with our mechanical workshop, construction, and development of electronic control in collaboration with an electronic workshop.  Participation in research projects concerning structural biology data collection with these instruments is also possible. C-CINA is a University research group; we develop instruments and methods, and apply them to study the high-resolution 3D structure of biological specimens.

Salary and living conditions in Basel are attractive. The lab language is English.

Your profile
Experience in EM service for TEM, ideally also for SEM and FIB. Hardware repair experience.

We offer
This is a full-time position permanently funded by the Rektorat of the University of Basel. A highly sought after position in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. We offer a welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary group covering biochemistry, electron microscopy, structural biology, and data analysis. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Basel is an international city with people from 150 nations. Located at 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.

For further information, please contact (ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY IS ASSURED):

Henning Stahlberg, Director
Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics (C-CINA)
Prof. for Structural Biology and Biophysics, Biozentrum,
WRO-1058, Mattenstrasse 26
University of Basel, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41-61-387 32 62 ;   http://c-cina.org
mailto:Henning.Stahlberg at unibas.ch

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