Microscopy job opportunities

Technical Sales and Appluication Specialist in Electron Microscopy
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden


Service Engineer – Electron microscope/TEM/SEM
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden


Technical Writer
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden



American Association for Clinical Chemistry Accepting Applications for Point-of-Care Testing Research Grants

AACC is accepting applications for point-of-care testing outcome studies. Supported by the association’s Point-of-Care Testing Research unit, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore novel POCT ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

To be eligible, applicants must be AACC members in good standing at the time of application, and projects must start after June 1, 2015

Visit the AACC website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

link: http://www.aacc.org/about/vsf/awards_grants/Pages/vsf_cpoct_award.aspx#


International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia Research Grant

Research projects submitted for an IRP Research Grant, for funding by IRP, undergo a rigorous selection process focused on criteria of excellence. Clinicians and scientists working in paraplegia and related fields who are seeking financial support for their work must submit an application using the official form before 31 October and must meet the conditions defined by IRP.


IRP finances research projects regardless of the nationality of the researcher and the place of work;

Projects submitted for consideration must be focused on basic or clinical research into paraplegia or related fields;

Each proposal retained will be financed for 1 or 2 years, to the value CHF 75’000.- or CHF 150’000.- respectively;

The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 October each year;

Proposals are evaluated by the IRP Scientific Committee by end February of the following year. The funding of the best projects recommended by the Committee is decided upon in March by the IRP foundations’ board and funds are made available to successful applications by the second semester of the same year.

link: http://www.irp.ch/en/research/grants.php



American Association for Clinical Chemistry General Research Grant


AACC’s Directed Donations Program provides a small start-up grant targeted to young investigators who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

Applications are due by March 15, for projects starting after June 1 of the same year.

How to Apply

Complete the Application for Research Grant.

Applications will be evaluated using the following scientific criteria:



Scientific significance;

Soundness of research plan;

Degree of achievability;

Potential for the project to lead to further exploration beyond grant period; and

Transferability of research findings to actual practice.

Administrative criteria used will include:

Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant;

Degree to which AACC funding is critical to the start of the project;

Adequacy of the facility proposed; and

Satisfactory budget.

Preference for research grants will be given to young investigators.

Submit one electronic copy of your application to grants@aacc.org


Microscopy job opportunities (from EMS)

Postdoctoral position in Image processing,

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology,

Bergen, Norway



Two positions in advanced electron microscopy study of nanostructured materials,

Erich Schmid institute,

Austrian Academy of Sciences,

Leoben, Austria



Senior Scientist – Electron Microscopy and Ultrastructural Pathology Facility,

Medical Research Council – Toxicology Unit,

Leicester, UK



PhD position – In-situ transmission electron microscopy on operating electrochemical cells,

Imaging and Structural Analysis (ISA),

Department of Energy Conversion and Storage,

Technical University of Denmark (DTU),

Lyngby, Denmark



Research in Italy Projects

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Progeria Research Foundation Research Grant Program


Grant Applications are due: October 27, 2014

1. Innovator Awards: 2-year awards of up to $75,000 per year. The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies.

2. Established Investigator Awards: for senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria. These grants are for up to 3 years and up to $100,000 per year.

3. Specialty Awards: for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs,) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts and lengths are flexible.



Microscopy job opportunities from EMS


Postdoctoral position in the area of theoretical transmission electron microscopy,

The Institute for Experimental Physics,

Ulm University, Germany



Postdoctoral Research Associate

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology,

Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology,

University of Leicester, UK



SuperSTEM Research Fellow (Fixed Term, 2 years)

SuperSTEM Laboratory,

Daresbury Institute for Materials Research,

University of Leeds, UK



Application Engineer in Electron Microscopy,

European Molecular Biology Laboratory,

Heidelberg, Germany



Postdoctoral Position in high resolution characterization

Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

University of Michigan, USA



Requests for Applications: American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes

Grantor:American Diabetes Association/Boehringer Ingelheim
Requests for Applications: American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes

Deadline: September 15, 2014

This award is designed to support basic, clinical or translational research to better understand the issues surrounding the relationship between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Specifically, these grants would support research aimed at 1) understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of renal complications in people with diabetes, and 2) improving the treatment and management of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.


Basic science projects will receive a maximum of $345,000 over three years ($115,000 per year, including indirect costs). Clinical or translational science projects will receive a maximum of $660,000 over three years ($220,000 per year, including indirect costs). Indirect costs cannot exceed 15% of requested direct costs; if subcontracts are used, any associated indirect costs must be incorporated into the 15% yearly maximum.


link: http://professional.diabetes.org/Diabetes_Research.aspx?typ=18&cid=91956


Request for Applications: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Fund-a-Fellow Program

Request for Applications: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Fund-a-Fellow Program

Grantor:Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

Request for Applications: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Fund-a-Fellow Program

All applications must be received by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday, September 5, 2014.

The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) funds annual post-doctoral research fellowships (similar to NIH fellowship awards) to expand the knowledge and understanding of myotonic dystrophy.

MDF undertakes this work as a part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of life of people living with myotonic dystrophy and advancing research focused on finding treatments and a cure for this disease. 

Now in its sixth year of funding, the Fund-a-Fellow program seeks funding applications to support research on both myotonic dystrophy basic science and molecular biology, care and policy considerations.

Expanded Grant Focus Areas:

Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a chronic disease with multiple dimensions that affects the lives of DM patients and their families every day.  There are two major types of myotonic dystrophy: type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2).  Both types of myotonic dystrophy are inherited autosomal dominant disorders affecting all areas of the body. The primary clinical physical manifestation is characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness affecting the lower legs, hips, hands, shoulders, neck, and face in DM1 and progressive muscle wasting and weakness affecting the proximal leg muscles, hips, shoulders and neck in DM2.

People with this disorder may have prolonged muscle contractions (myotonia) and may not be able to relax certain muscles after use, affecting grip and speech for example. They may also develop cataracts, cardiac conduction defects, and infertility. Many patients also experience CNS effects that sometimes manifest as white matter brain lesions and patient-reported symptoms including central fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness and difficulty in executive function, sometimes described as “brain fog.”   A variation of DM1 called congenital myotonic dystrophy includes weak muscle tone (hypotonia), breathing problems, CNS involvement, delayed development, and intellectual disability. 

Recognizing that the symptoms and the severity of the condition vary widely among affected people and often severely impact activities of daily living and functioning, MDF has expanded the scientific research endeavors eligible for Fund-a-Fellow (FAF) awards to include research focused on improving treatment, care and support of the DM patient and his/her family, as well as molecular biology and basic science.

MDF is actively soliciting fellowship proposals for basic, clinical, or applied research related to myotonic dystrophy in:

• Pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy

• DM progression related to the development of therapeutic trials

• Molecular basis of phenotypes (Type 1, 2, congenital)

• Identification and validation of drug treatment endpoints

• Best practices and clinical management, including nursing, social work, and psychology

• Standards of care and care integration

• Epidemiology, economics and support services

• Therapeutic and diagnostic development

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.O or other doctoral degree in their profession from an accredited institution.  Doctoral degree must have been awarded no more than three years before the fellowship period begins.  U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

Duration of Fellowship

The fellowship is for a two-year period, with second year funding dependent on successful completion of the first year’s stated objectives. Prior to the actual awarding of the grant, the applicant must have fully met all of the residency requirements of her/his institutional country, where applicable, and be eligible to remain in her/his institutional country for the duration of the fellowship.


• Award: $100,000 for salary, benefits, and research support, paid over two years:

◦ $50,000 will be paid no later than one week prior to activation date of the first year

◦ Assuming the first year report is satisfactory, $50,000 will be paid at the beginning of the second program year.

• MDF awards are not to be used to fund institutional capital cost recovery, overhead or other indirect costs.

• Second year funding of an MDF Fund-a-Fellow award is contingent upon documentation of satisfactory progress. A progress report satisfactory to MDF is required eleven months after the award is activated.

• The Foundation can cancel the award for non-compliance with any of the eligibility rules herein, or due to non-performance.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Degree requirements. The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.O. or other doctoral degree in his/her profession from an accredited domestic or foreign institution before an MDF Fund-a-Fellow award can be activated.  Doctoral degree must have been awarded no more than three years before the fellowship period start date.

2. Commitment to myotonic dystrophy research. MDF supports postdoctoral new investigators with outstanding potential to make contributions to myotonic dystrophy research. Previous work in this area is not required. However, the applicant should document how previous experience and interests will enhance the Fund-a-Fellow research to address important questions related to myotonic dystrophy. The applicant and sponsor must demonstrate a strong and enduring commitment to current and future research in this area.

3. DM Conference Participation. MDF Fellows must attend MDF Annual Conferences and biennial IDMC (International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium) conferences for the duration of the FAF grant period.  MDF will provide travel stipends for travel, hotel and meal costs associated with conference attendance.

4. Sponsor. The applicant must identify a qualified sponsor to directly oversee and supervise the research activities. The sponsor must have background experience in myotonic dystrophy or a field of study relevant to the candidate’s application, and be willing to actively support the applicant.  The sponsor must document the availability of space, facilities, and research support to provide an outstanding training experience. For applicants who propose continued work at an institution where they have been engaged for more than one year, it is important that the sponsor document how the MDF award will enhance the opportunity for new research experiences and broaden the scientific and/or clinical background of the applicant. (A sponsor who knows of a promising candidate can encourage and assist the prospective Fellow in applying.)  The sponsor must attend a biennial International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium (IDMC) conference with his/her Fellow (a stipend to cover travel and expenses will be paid by MDF to those sponsors who do not have institutional support to attend IDMC).

link: http://www.myotonic.org/node/611