Postdoc positions development and validation of sample delivery/preparation for structural-biology experiments at the University of Hamburg, Germany

The group of Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper has multiple openings to work on a novel approach for sample preparation in high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy for structural biology. This project is in collaboration with partners at the Center for Structural Systems Biology (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 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 mainly looking for highly motivated research associates at the postdoctoral level that are great team players and have extensive experience in several of the following fields: aerosol physics and fluid dynamics, cryo-EM imaging, biosample handling, biophysics, 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.

Please send your application as a single PDF file containing
• 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
Please address your email to office.kuepper@cfel.de.