Staff Scientist for VIB-VUB facility for Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy (BECM)

Brussels VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

21 Apr 2021


VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Cryo-EM Facility

Senior Scientific


03 May 2021

About the Center 

The VIB Center for Structural Biology houses research groups with strong expertise 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.

Job description

The VIB Center for Structural Biology (CSB) in Brussels seeks to recruit a Cryo-electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) scientist to support and develop single-particle and tomography projects.

The research scientist will be appointed to the VIB-VUB facility for Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy (BECM,, which serves as a technology platform for CSB.

BECM has a state-of-the-art facility for cryo-electron microscopy and houses a JEOL cryoARM300 equipped with an in-column energy filter, phase plate, and K3 detector and is complemented by two screening JEOL JEM-1400 120 kV microscopes. The facility was established in 2018 and serves a large community of users including users from VIB, Belgium, and Europe from academia and industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Support a range of cryo-EM projects through interaction with CSB and external scientists
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the microscopes
  • Contribute to the development of single-particle cryo-EM and/or implementation and development for state-of-the-art tomography
  • Provide user training in experimental and computational aspects of cryo-EM


Key Experience and competences

  • Master degree in Natural Sciences or higher
  • At least two years of work experience in electron microscopy
  • Basic knowledge of Linux and programming skills
  • Good communication skills in English


  • Experience in structural biology
  • Experience in single-particle or cryo-tomography data collection and analysis
  • Flexible working practice
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience with multi-user facilities

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.

Deadline until a suitable candidate is found.

For further inquiries please contact Marcus Fislage (