Research Technician in Imaging Infection: Germany

The iBiOs imaging centre at the School of Biology/Chemistry, University of Osnabrück opens a position for a Research Technician (m/f/d) in a project on imaging pathogen exit from host cells. The position is available for 3 years in a DFG-funded project within the priority programme SPP 2225 ‘Exit Strategies’.

Your tasks:

  • Sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Performing analyses with TEM or SEM for subprojects of the DFG priority programme SPP 2225
  • Analysis of TEM or SEM image data, volume reconstruction of serial images, correlation of light and electron microscopy modalities (CLEM)
  • Provision of EM consumables for EM users
  • Routine maintenance of the equipment infrastructure of the EM service unit
    Requirements for employment:
  • Completed vocational training as technician (BTA, CTA, MTA, PTA, or similar qualification)
  • Experience in the field of ultrastructural analysis of biological sample materials

Ideally you have:

  • Enthusiasm for analyses of infection biology experiments in the nanometre range.
  • Working experience with modern electron microscopic analysis methods (TEM, cryo-TEM, SEM, serial block face SEM, CLEM, etc.)
  • Working experience with EM sample preparation
  • Working experience with analysis of EM image data
  • Structured and independent way of working
  • Team-oriented working style
  • Good communication skills in English

We offer you:

  • Pay grade E9 TV-L, 100 %
  • Collaboration in the core facility iBiOs – integrated Bioimaging Facility Osnabrück
  • Use of current, high-quality equipment infrastructure
  • Continuous training in new EM analysis techniques
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with scientists in subprojects of SPP 2225
  • Part-time employment is possible.


Please send your application with the usual documents and two reference addresses to Michael Hensel. We look forward to receiving your application.

As a family-friendly university, the University of Osnabrück is committed to the compatibility of work/study and family. The University of Osnabrück particularly wants to promote the professional equality of women and men. Therefore, it strives to increase the proportion of the gender that is underrepresented in the respective area. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

Further information

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Dr. Katherina Psathaki at +49 541 969–7355 or Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel at -3940, E-mail Katherina.Psathaki@uni-osnabrü,

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