Vacancy: Technical Support Co-worker Electron Microscopy

Radboud University Medical Center is looking for an enthusiastic Technical Support co-worker Electron Microscopy with a bachelor (hbo) degree in laboratory research (hlo). The project will be carried out at the Electron Microscopy Center of Radboudumc, within the RTC | Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) of the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen – The Netherlands. The co-worker will be appointed in the department of Biochemistry in the group of Prof. Nico Sommerdijk.

He/she will develop and apply advanced electron microscopic techniques for the structural and chemical analysis of biological materials (hard and soft tissues). The work will be performed to support the activities of the Radboud Technology Center Microscopy, both in service and by being associated to specific scientific EM-oriented projects. (~50:50)

The co-worker will specialize in 3D cryogenic FIB/SEM for volume imaging of biological materials, where he/she will train, assist and support researchers in performing and analyzing their experiments. In addition he/she will perform research within specific projects to push the borders of advanced EM techniques and to apply them to answer open scientific questions. The main focus of the project will be on hard tissue formation (e.g. the mechanisms of bone formation). Furthermore the co-worker will contribute to the running of the Electron Microscopy Center and to the maintenance of the infrastructure.

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