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Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility(m/f)

The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen invites applications for the position of

Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility (m/f)

We are seeking a highly interdisciplinary scientist (m/f) with notable research achievements and a broad methodological repertoire. Research at our institute addresses fundamental questions of modern biology at the molecular, cellular, and organismic level. More information is found on the institute web pages at

Candidates should hold a PhD in the life sciences, biophysics or a related field and have broad experience in the area of cellular and immuno-electron microscopy. Additionally, experience in molecular cryoelectron microscopy is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish procedures, operate and maintain the facility, collaborate with our research groups and provide guidance to scientists and graduate students on campus. We place great value on our close collaboration with the University of Tübingen and would like to see this deepened and extended.

The EM facility at our institute has appropriate staff trained in specimen preparation and image processing. Instrumentation includes two electron microscopes (a Hitachi S-800 FE-SEM and a FEI Tecnai Spirit Biotwin for cryo-TEM), and dedicated machines for high-pressure freezing, freeze-substitution and sectioning. The successful candidate will advise us on the upgrade and modernization of the facility. For more information please contact the interim head of the facility, Dr. G. Jekely at

The position is available immediately. We offer an interesting, diverse and pleasant work environment, with flexible working hours. Salary and benefits follow the German public service scale (TVöD Bund). The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Closing date: 05.06.2016

To apply for this position please send your cover letter, CV, and list of three referees by mail or as a single pdf document by e-mail to
Prof. Dr. Andrei Lupas
Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie
Spemannstraße 35, 72076 Tübingen

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Das Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie in Tübingen ist ein international bekanntes Forschungsinstitut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler erforschen grundsätzliche Fragen der modernen Biologie auf mehreren Organisationsebenen der Lebewesen: Auf der atomaren Ebene untersuchen sie, wie Proteinmaschinen funktionieren. Auf der...

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