Electron Microscopy Service Engineer at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI)

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 24/05/2021
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Job Description

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

The Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI) is being set up as joint initiative between the EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva. It will be inaugurated with two Titan Krios G4 and one Glacios cryo-electron microscopes and further instruments will follow. The DCI will use frontier cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) to contribute to life sciences research in the Lemanic region. It will closely interact with the CryoGEnic cryo-EM facility at the University of Geneva, and will collaborate with the EMF facility of the University of Lausanne and the CIME of the EPFL. The Center will also carry out various correlative investigations, such as correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM), correlative serial block-face scanning electron microscopy or FIB-SEM, and advanced levels of sample preparation and data analysis. The DCI will train the next generation of structural biologists and serve as platform to host workshops and seminars. It will strive to implement the latest developments in the areas of hardware and software.

Electron Microscopy Service Engineer at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI)

Your mission :
We are seeking a Service Engineer for the electron microscopes at the DCI. This person will support the setup of the DCI and its instruments, and perform maintenance and repair tasks on the DCI instruments. In addition, this person may participate in the research routines and customer support of the DCI.

Your profile :
The candidate should have a training in electron microscope maintenance, repair and alignment from a leading electron microscopy manufacturer. The candidate should have a good understanding of computer control and instrument software systems. Participation in student and research projects involving biological research is possible. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent communication skills in English are required, together with a service-oriented mindset in interactions with customers of the Center.

We offer :
The EPFL ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. It is located in Lausanne in Switzerland, a beautiful, vibrant and highly international city on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, situated within an Alpine setting in the heart of Europe. French is the main language spoken in the city of Lausanne, while English is the main language at the EPFL and in at the DCI. The position comes with a competitive salary. EPFL is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

In the Dubochet Center for Imaging, the successful applicant will join a center shared by the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, and the EPFL, and become part of a vibrant, collaborative, international, and diverse research environment, with interdisciplinary collaborations between biology, physics, computer science and engineering.

Start date :
The position is available immediately, the start date is flexible.

Applications should include PDF documents with:
1. Cover letter,
2. CV, and
3. The contact information of three references.

All applications received by December 26, 2020 will be considered. The position remains open until filled.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
CDD/CDI to be confirmed

Contact :
For questions or additional information, please contact Henning Stahlberg at henning.stahlberg@epfl.ch.

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.