Postdoc Position: Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy of Dynamic Protein Interactions

We are looking for a scientist (m/f/d) with a PhD in biophysics, biochemistry or life sciences for research on dynamic protein interactions studied with liquid phase electron microscopy (LP-EM).

The Innovative Electron Microscopy group at INM studies protein function in their native environment of the intact cell in liquid using LP-EM. We are now looking for a scientist who will establish the method of time-resolved LP-EM, and who will study biomolecular interactions happening at the plasma membrane, such as growth factor receptor activation in cancer cells, and trafficking of virus particles to a cell. This research has biomedical relevance for understanding processes in diseases such as breast cancer and Covid19.

The project includes developing LP-EM methods, basic research on biomolecular interactions, studying biomedically relevant questions, and writing scientific publications. The project is integrated in the core research activities of the group. For our research, we use a state-of-the-art facility containing an aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope, a scanning electron microscope, and a fluorescence microscope.

The successful candidate has a PhD in biophysics, biochemistry or life sciences. The demonstrated ability to write scientific papers as first author is a must. A specific requirement for this position is knowledge of electron microscopy, preferably transmission electron microscopy. Experience with either research on membrane proteins, cancer, or virus infections is a plus. The candidate is a team player with an open mind for unconventional ideas, shows a strong motivation for science, and has excellent writing and oral communication skills in English, and proficient communication skills in German.

INM is an equal-opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Full-time jobs can be generally divided.


Please send your motivation letter via email to the attention of Prof. Niels de Jonge including a detailed CV and a letter of recommendation not later than Oct. 31, 2020. The attachment should be a single pdf-file <5 MB:
Reference: “liquid phase electron microscopy of dynamic protein interactions”

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