Scientific staff position in the lab of Prof Michael Elbaum

Scientific staff position in the lab of Prof Michael Elbaum Dept of Chemical and Biological Physics

Our research focus is on development and application of novel approaches to electron microscopy for cryogenic imaging and tomography of biological specimens. We specialize in the method of scanning transmission electron microscopy, in which electron scattering provides quantitative material contrast to resolve lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and heavy trace elements. While we rely on sophisticated commercial instrumentation, further progress calls for improvements in both signal acquisition and data processing.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • to support and enhance the suite of image processing tools for three dimensional reconstruction and visualization
  • to assist in implementation and integration of new data acquisition hardware
  • to develop the correlative interface with other methods, including FIB-SEM and super-resolution light microscopy
  • assistance in data collection and processing
  • assistance in lab management


  • PhD is required and post-doctoral experience preferred
  • experience in some form of advanced microscopy, imaging, or optics
  • programming or scripting experience (e.g., Python, Matlab)
  • background in structural biology or quantitative biophysics, preferred
    • candidates with a background in physics or engineering are also encouraged to apply!
  • hands-on experience with electronics or mechanical design, advantage
  • strong research motivation
  • inter-personal skills to work with students as well as professional staff

The position is available at the level of Senior Intern or Staff Scientist, depending on qualifications.

Inquiries and applications by email to Prof Michael Elbaum,