Development of groundbreaking sample delivery for cryo-EM experiments – Postdoc position in Hamburg: DESY, CFEL, CSSB, Germany

We have still have one opening to work on a novel approach for sample preparation in high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy. This project is in close collaboration with partners at the Center for Structural Systems Biology (Marlovits lab at CSSB) in Hamburg and from the cryo-EM industry. Thank you in advance for bringing these openings to the attention of possible candidates.

Based on our extensive experience in sample delivery for single-particle imaging at XFELs, we developed a novel approach for sample delivery preparation and delivery that promises to resolve several of the limitations of the current sample-preparation methodology. This project is moving toward technological validation and we are extending our team to validate and improve the methodology and its application in high-resolution structural biology and biomedicine.

We are looking for a highly motivated research associate at the postdoctoral level who is a great team player and have/bring experience in the following fields: aerosol physics and fluid dynamics, vacuum operation, cryogenics, laser physics, light or particle detectors.

We provide a strong and closely collaborating project team with members from my CMI-COMOTION team at DESY and the Marlovits group at CSSB that is in close and constructive contact with the advanced technology team of an industrial manufacturer.

The professional development of women is very important to us; therefore, we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file containing, at least,
• A brief letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
• Your curriculum vitae
• A list of 3–5 most important publications and your OrcID
• The names and contact information of 2-3 persons who can serve as references

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