About the team/job
The EMBL Grenoble instrumentation team develops instruments for research in structural biology and collaborates with industry to make them available to the scientific community worldwide (www.embl.fr/research/unit/cipriani). Historically working on x-ray scattering imaging methods, the team has a huge record in synchrotron beamlines instrumentation (https://www.embl.fr/instrumentation/cipriani). Currently focusing on cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), it has launched an ambitious project to automate the preparation of sample grids. In this context, the team recruits a mechatronics engineer on a position supported by the iNEXT Discovery European funding program.
Under the responsibility of the team leader and with the support of the members of the team , you will be in charge of the development, construction and test of a standalone instrument for the characterization of Cryo-EM sample grids. Direct collaboration with EMBL scientists as well as punctual trips to the EMBL Heidelberg site will be required.
- You hold a university degree in mechatronics, robotics or an equivalent diploma related to instrumentation.
- Ideally, you are familiar with object-oriented and industrial programming languages, and have significant experience in developing automated systems.
- Quick learner and inventive you should have good practical skills.
- Part of a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team, you should be able to communicate in French and in English, and appreciate working in an international environment.
You might also have
- Experience in cryogenics, motion control and optics, as well as a background in physics would be real advantages.
Why join us
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collaborative and family friendly atmosphere.
What else you need to know
We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new technologies and instruments in the life sciences, actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.
We strongly encourage interest from female applicants with the relevant qualifications. The working language of the institute is English.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
See also http://www.embl.fr.