[3dem] Cryo-EM staff scientist position at VIB in Brussels

Ruslan EFREMOV Rouslan.Efremov at vub.be
Mon Feb 11 04:58:51 PST 2019

Dear all,

there is an opening for a staff scientist position at VIB-VUB cryo-EM facility in Brussels.

Key responsibilities

  *   User support in data acquisition on high-resolution and screening microscopes and preliminary computational data analysis
  *   Provide help with experimental design in sample preparation and imaging
  *   Contribute to management and maintenance of the microscopes
  *   Contribute to user training in sample preparation, microscopy and image processing
  *   Take part in new technical developments and establishment of the new standard operation procedures for sample preparation and data acquisition

Essential experience and competences

  *   M.S. or higher degree in biological, physical or engineering sciences
  *   Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in operation of transmission electron microscopes (biological cryo-EM experience preferred but not required; experience with microscopes equipped with autoloader would be of an advantage)
  *   Thorough knowledge of the principles of transmission electron microscopy
  *   Excellent communication skills in English and interpersonal skills
  *   Strong motivation to provide high-quality service to users
  *   Be technically oriented and have excellent experimentalist skills

Would be of further advantage

  *   Experience in 3D structure determination by single particle reconstruction or cryo-tomography
  *   Experience with automated data acquisition, and good knowledge of automated data acquisition programs including SerialEM
  *   Experience with multiuser facilities
  *   Strong hands-on EM skills and troubleshooting experience
  *   Project management skills
  *   Excellent IT-knowledge
  *   Specialist knowledge of cryo-EM reconstruction software
  *   Knowledge of scientific computing including Unix shell scripting, Matlab, Python, programming languages

We offer

  *   An exciting and international research environment with committed peers
  *   Opportunity to work on cutting edge cryo-EM projects
  *   Competitive salary and benefits
  *   A three-year position with possibility to extend into long-term contract

To apply and for more information please visit:


Best regards,



Dr. Rouslan Efremov

VIB-Departement of Structural Biology
Building E, room E5.5
Pleinlaan 2


e-mail: rouslan.efremov at vib-vub.be<mailto:rouslan.efremov at vib-vub.be>
Tel: ++32 2 629 10 25


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