First research engineer within correlative light- and electron-microscopy

Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) and Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU) are two research infrastructures at Umeå University providing state-of-the-art microscopes and equipment including STORM, Cryo-EM, Spinning disk and Dual Beam-SEM. Together, the facilities form one of the nodes in the VR-funded National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI). The node in Umeå is specialized in combinations of light- and electron microscopy, so-called correlative microscopy. The NMI node in Umeå now seeks a first research engineer to be recruited for a technical service function responsible for correlative microscope methods, to guide the facility's users and to be responsible for the daily operation of microscopes and preparation equipment. The employment is limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension, starting in summer 2017 or by agreement.

Work tasks

The position means that you will provide researchers with expert advice in the planning and implementation of correlative microscope experiments, preparation of samples, mainly in medical and biological research areas. The tasks include responsibility for the maintenance of the instruments and the development of methods, independent planning and implementation of analyzes, evaluation of data and summary in reports. You will maintain and monitor the daily use of fluorescence and electron microscopes, as well as serve as a contact between the users, the facility and the instrument vendor's service technician. You must be able to take responsibility for technical development, as well as user training and service within the platform.

Please visit the application website at Umeå University for more information. NOTE Deadline 22nd May 2017!

Further information is provided by Dr. Linda Sandblad, UCEM Director, +46 (0) 70 9324936, or Dr. Richard Lundmark, BICU Director, + 46- (0) 70-620 2464,

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First Research Engineer for cryo-electron microscopy

Umeå University is currently seeking a First Research Engineer to be recruited for a technical support function responsible for operation and performance of structural biology analyzes with advanced Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), direct Electron Detector and Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) instruments. The appointment is two years, with possibilities for extension, starting June 2017 or by agreement and is financed with the support from SciLifeLab.

At Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM;, one of the joint faculty research infrastructures at Umeå University, is a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM). The facility is a node in the national cryo-EM establishment included in SciLifeLab platform for Cellular and Molecular Imaging ( The node in Umeå is financed by equipment and operating grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Kempe Foundations, Umeå University and SciLifeLab.The cryo-EM initiative is administered within the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), a centre for research with affiliation to both Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

For information about the desired qualification and application please visit the detailed announcement on the webpage of Umeå University: Deadline for application 7th of June 2017!

For more information contact Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, UCMR Director, + 46- (0) 90-7856731, bernt.eric.uhlin(at)


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