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Portal > Offres > Offre UMR7257-YVEBOU0-003 - Responsable (H/F) du service cryo-EM pour la plateforme de biologie structurale du laboratoire «AFMB», Marseille, France

Cryo-EM facility manager (H/F) for the structural biology laboratory “AFMB”, Marseille, France

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General information

Reference : UMR7257-YVEBOU0-003
Workplace : MARSEILLE 09
Date of publication : Thursday, February 13, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2139 and 2249 € gross salary per month according to qualification and professional expertise
Desired level of education : 3-year university degree
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


Manager of the electron microscopy instrumentation with contribution to structural biology research projects in collaboration with local and external researchers


Primary facility management responsibilities will include maintaining/upgrading the equipment and coordinating repairs, along with scheduling, advising users on experimental strategies and overseeing data collection, processing and storage. In addition, training activities will consist in assisting Master and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and other scientists with sample preparation, experimentation design, and data processing and analysis. This position is associated with a high degree of independence, with opportunities to present at regional and national scientific symposia and user workshops, and strengthen relationships with other related facilities in France and abroad.


Applicants are invited to demonstrate their knowledge in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field along with their experience in the use, maintenance and implementation of single particle cryo-electron microscopy equipment, including sample preparation and screening, data collection and processing.

Work Context

The AFMB structural biology facility (, which is part of the national infrastructure FRISBI, is currently equipped with a FEI Tecnai 120 kV, a cryo device and a direct camera Gatan K2 Summit. In frame of a national roadmap aimed at strengthening cutting-edge cryo-EM instrumentation, the facility is expected to house a high-end 200 kV electron microscope, and offer state-of-the-art electron cryo-microscopy for high-resolution single particle/cell imaging to users at local and regional level.

Constraints and risks

Ensure hygiene and safety rules

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