Cryo-electron Microscopy Scientist - Oxfordshire, UK

Oxfordshire, UK
Circa £32k - £44k
Sep 15, 2016
Oct 16, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Cryo-electron Microscopy Scientist 
Job Reference: 0079/16/CH
Post Type: Full-time/3 year fixed-term contract
Salary information: Circa £32k - £44k
Application deadline: 16/10/2016

eBIC (electron Bio-Imaging Centre) at Diamond Light Source provides scientists with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and expertise in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, for single particle analysis and cryo-tomography. Funded by the Wellcome Trust with the UK Medical Research and Biotechnology and Biology Research Councils, eBIC provides a cutting edge National Centre for cryo-electron microscopy in the life sciences.

Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire and integrated within Diamond Light source the centre provides a unique platform to exploit electron, light and synchrotron imaging capabilities through an integrated approach in the life sciences.

Two new Cryo-EM scientists’ posts are now available at eBIC providing exciting opportunities to join our growing eBIC team. The successful candidates will work on the development and provision of high-end cryo-electron microscopy for our user community. They will form part of our outstanding electron microscopy team and contribute their in depth experience to our In-house research programme and running of a 3D cryo EM facility.

In particular they will provide expert guidance, training and advice in areas covering sample preparation and the methods and application of single particle EM, tomography and image processing, as well as analysis and interpretation of EM maps. As part of the eBIC team you will also contribute to our developing In-house structural biology and methods development research programmes.

Responsibilities / Duties:

The primary role of the cryo-EM scientist at eBIC is twofold: contribute to the research and development program and to support the day-to-day operation of our Titan Krios 300 keV microscopes.

  • Contribute to and participate in research projects on-going at eBIC
  • Contribute to operation and maintenance of eBIC microscopes
  • Assist in the operation of eBIC for users including carrying out a user support role via the local contact system
  • Assist in instrumentation upgrades to eBIC as required
  • Promote the facility to the science community through presentations at conferences, workshops etc. 

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We are committed to equality of opportunities for all and our employees come from many countries, cultures and backgrounds.
We offer comprehensive benefits including flexible working arrangements.