High-end Transmission Electron Microscope Operations & Maintenance Personnel

Tsinghua University - Tsinghua University Advanced Innovation Center

Tsinghua University’s Advanced Innovation Center for Structural Biology was formally established in October 2015 with the support of Beijing Municipal Government. The Center aims to develop new methods and technologies related to structural biology, and with a world-class cryo-EM facility, it aspires to innovate and make Beijing the birthplace for several relevant key technologies. Furthermore, it aims to be an incubator for related technology enterprises.

Through several technological breakthroughs in recent years, cryo-EM has become one of the most popular technologies in structural biology. This technology’s development has enabled us to observe internal structure of living entities on a nanoscale and even atomic scale. It also provides important technical support in understanding basic principles of cell structure, relationship between health and disease, and drug research & development. Structural Biology technology (cryo-EM for example) combines features of several traditional disciplines such as computers, electronics, physics, mathematics, biology, and others, in order to meet research and development needs. We plan to hire a number of advanced research and technical personnel; especially outstanding scientists and engineers with rich and relevant work experience. We offer globally competitive salaries and endless opportunities for career development. We welcome senior technical applicants who are willing to be at the forefront of scientific research, to join us and step into the future.

Application Information:

  1. Job description: Full-time
  2. Location: Tsinghua University Beijing
  3. Salary: Competitive as per industry standards; specifics are negotiable.
  4. Other requirements: Applicants should be interested in interdisciplinary work, studious and love scientific research.
  5. Valid till: Open until positions are filled

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Daily operation and maintenance of high-end transmission electron microscope and related equipment.
  2. Electron microscope sample observation and data collection.
  3. Negative staining and cryo-EM sample preparation.
  4. Undertake various sample testing tasks.
  5. Assist in platform user management, operator training, and technical supervision & guidance
  6. Participate in developing relevant methodology.
  7. Prepare technical summary along with practical work
  8. Carry out work plans assigned by Department Head, and assist in other services.

Application Requirements:

  1. Should have excellent communication and intrapersonal skills. Applicants should be earnest, responsible, practical, and work hard.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or materials science or related fields. Doctorate degree is preferred.
  3. Should be able to expertly operate transmission electron microscopes, and have preferably over 3 years’ experience in the same.
  4. Applicants who can use FEI Titan series or Tecnai series transmission electron microscope will be preferred.
  5. Should have CET-6 certification or its equivalent. Applicants should also possess excellent listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  6. Should be proficient in computers. Actual programming experience will be preferred.

Other Requirements:
Provide contact information of two references, and send your recommendation letters to the recruitment mailbox.

Required Application Materials:

  • Detailed resume
  • Provide contact information of two references,and send your recommendation letters to the recruitment mailbox
  • Application instructions (cover letter with personal and professional skill details)
  • Other relevant material, certificates, documentary evidence, etc.

Applicants can send application materials to icsb-hr@biomed.tsinghua.edu.cn.

Please specify the job title in the subject line when applying. If you meet our requirements, we will organize your interview at the earliest.


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