Electron Microscopist to Manage Biological Cryo-EM Center


VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology is seeking an electron microscopist to manage our Biological High-Resolution Cryo-EM Facility that will serve to a large community of users including internal, Belgian and European users. The cryo-EM facility manager will be responsible for ensuring efficient operation of the center: assisting cryo-EM users with sample preparation for single particle and tomography experiments, data collection, user training and maintaining microscopes in the best conditions.

VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology is located in Brussels and houses research groups with strong expertize in protein biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, NMR, biophysics, nanobody technology and electron microscopy. Our department tightly collaborates with other VIB departments on cutting edge biological research problems ranging from human diseases to plant biotechnology. The department is establishing a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility for high-resolution single particle cryo-EM and cryo-tomography. The facility will include a new generation JEOL cryoARM300 300 kV electron microscope equipped with direct electron detector and two JEOL JEM1400 120 kV electron microscopes for sample screening and imaging of negatively stained samples.

For further enquiries please contact Rouslan Efremov or visit the VIB job posting.


  • The candidate should have an extensive experience in transmission electron microscopy.
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in biological cryo-EM and will be familiar with structural biology methods.