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Application Specialist - electron microscopy (TEM)

Application Specialist - electron microscopy (TEM)

Background Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) has been granted 60 million DKK (7.8 million €) by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to establish a cryo-electron microscope facility. The cryo-electron microscope (Cryo-EM) is placed at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and anchored at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research.

The Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM, is a life science imaging facility including both electron - and light/confocal microscopy. CFIM has recently acquired a Titan Krios to expand research in single particle analysis. An Application Specialist position (5 years) within the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now open.
Job description As Application Specialist you will be co-responsible for all operational aspects of the CFIM TEMs workflow, including negative stain, cryo-specimen preparation, screening of cryo samples, and Titan Krios operation.

As Application Specialist you will have the following key responsibilities:

  • You will do the sample mounting, beam alignments and small preventive maintenance duties of the TEM tools
  • You schedule, train, and supervise the work of CFIM TEM users according to CFIM booking.
  • You will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment in close collaboration with CFIM staff, tool suppliers, device and process experts.
  • You will participate in organizing CFIM events, courses etc

Qualifications We expect candidates with minimum a master’s degree in life science/chemistry/physics/engineer.

The practical and technical experience of the applicants will be one of the main criteria:

 Demonstrated experience with TEM and preferably Titan Krios operation

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the area of transmission electron microscopy with a solid understanding of electron microscopy principles
  • Experience with single particle analysis, image interpretation, and image processing equivalents is an asset
  • Experience with SEM is likewise an advantage

 We also expect that:

  • You are interested in working hands-on in a clean lab environment.
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced setting, to multi-task and to prioritize assignments.
  • You have good communication, computer, typing, and organizational skills.

Employment conditions for Application Specialist The position as Application Specialist will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). To the salary is added a monthly contribution to a pension fund according to the collective agreement, and a supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experiences and qualifications. In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus we encourage all – regardless of their personal background and status - to apply.

Informal enquiries about both positions can be addressed to  

To apply

Your application must be submitted in English. Submit your application electronically by clicking "Apply now" below or via this advertisement found on

Your application must include:

  • motivated application
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of relevant diplomas

Deadline for application: 4 March 2017.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and encourages all interested in the position to apply.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.