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Scientist/Engineer at the cryoEM facility at Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland (100%)

Starting immediately or upon agreement

How does life emerge from molecules and cells? This is the central question that motivates us. With curiosity and passion, we investigate the entire spectrum ranging from the atom to the organism. The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the world’s leading life sciences institutes. With 32 groups and 500 employees, we are a dynamic and international research community that has spawned many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine as well as several Nobel Laureates. Become part of our community!

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic specialist in biological cryoEM data collection and analysis to join the BioEM lab.

Your responsibilities are

  • to operate cryo electron microscopes and support user operation
  • to develop and support tools and software for cryo-EM    
  • to analyze and process data for customers and collaborators
  • to support and contribute technological and scientific projects
  • to manage data in collaboration with IT and scientific computing units.

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and goal-oriented person with a completed scientific or engineering degree (Msc/PhD), and expertise in cryoEM-based structural biology. You have good knowledge of electron microscopy hardware, and hands-on, in-depth experience in operating cryo-electron microscopes using automation software such as SerialEM and EPU. You have successfully analyzed single-particle data to determine structures of biomolecules and are an experienced user of cryoEM analysis software, including relion, with practical skills in scripting and programming. You like to work in an agile academic work environment and embrace a service-oriented approach. Good communication skills in English are required.

We offer
The position is initially for 2 years with the possibility for a 4 years extention. We offer an exciting and stimulating work environment with state-of-the art equipment and ample opportunities for interactions with academic and industrial partners at the department, in the region and internationally. Salary and benefits are attractive.

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

Application / Contact
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Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Reviewing of applications will start on 4 April 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Biozentrum and the BioEM lab, see

For further information, please contact mohamed.chamiunibasch