Institution Cluster of Excellence "Advanced Imaging of Matter“ (photon and nanosciences)

Salary level EGR. 13 TV-L

Start date January 11 2021, fixed for a period of 24 months (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act

Application deadline: September 12 2021

Scope of work - Full-time position suitable for part-time


Duties primarily include research. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties

  • research and development on time-resolved electron cryo-microscopy using freezing of liquid jets with a focus on application to biological systems
  • development of a feedback mechanism for quality assurance of reproducibility in cryoEM grid preparation
  • modelling of the freezing process and parameters
  • collaborative developments at the interface of several research groups
  • making insights available to the cryoEM community on the Campus
  • evaluation of cryoEM data and analysis
  • presentation of work in written and oral form to scientific community
  • enjoying the development process and helping the growth of the time-resolved community on the Campus


  • A university degree in a relevant field
  • ideally a doctoral degree in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Material Science or a related field
  • or alternatively a similar work experience
  • working knowledge of sample delivery methods for biological samples
  • a track record in cryoEM, or fluid dynamics
  • experience in modelling fluid and/or freezing dynamics would be an advantage
  • team worker and fun sharing knowledge
  • the ability to drive your work independently and show initiative