Deadline: 2018-10-31

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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Type: Academic staff

the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. Closing date: 31 October 2018.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW), seeks a facility manager for the Imaging Facility at Stockholm University (IFSU). IFSU is a Core Facility for light and electron microscopy supported by the Faculty of Science. IFSU provides researchers and graduate students access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging of biological samples with emphasis on advanced light microscopy and related image analysis. The facility is a resource for scientists from Stockholm University and other institutes of higher education in the Stockholm area.

Main responsibilities
The position is multifaceted and includes both technical and administrative tasks. As IFSU manager, you will provide user training and support, be responsible for instrument service, plan and administer the facility budget. User training includes instructing new users, organizing practical courses and demonstrations of the IFSU instruments, and providing advanced training for experienced users. Service includes routine control of microscopes, computers and peripheral equipment, as well as maintaining contact with specialist technical support, and negotiating the renewal of service contracts. Your administrative tasks include procurements, administering the booking system, billing user fees, updating and developing the IFSU website, and ensuring the maintenance of the physical premises. You will participate as a member of the IFSU Steering Group, charged with the responsibility for drafting the agenda, and providing budgetary and operational updates.

Qualification requirements
Suitable candidates must hold a doctoral degree in biology, biochemistry or biophysics and should have solid research experience, minimally at the postdoctoral level. Extensive practical experience in advanced microscopy of biological samples, particularly confocal microscopy and/or wide-field microscopy, is required. Experience of transmission electron microscopy and previous experience as a facility manager will be considered an asset. Also, excellent English language skills, both written and spoken, and good computer skills are required. Your personal attributes should include being service-oriented, flexible and well developed collaborative skills. You need to be structured, thorough and resourceful. You must be able to work independently and prioritize your work tasks according to the changing needs of the facility. Your ambition should be to work continuously to maintain a well-functioning imaging facility, creating a positive atmosphere and developing its potential by keeping up-to-date with new imaging technologies.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your salary claims. The starting date is January or February 2019.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Neus Visa, telephone: +46 8 16 41 11,, Prof. Antonio Barragan, telephone: +46 8 16 41 56,, or the Head of the Department, Prof. Per Ljungdahl, telephone: +46 8 16 41 01,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.