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Scientific Specialist - Electron Microscopy

Salary Details:
29,842- 32,315
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
Closing Date:
29 Nov 2018
Overview Of Role

The Bioimaging facility at Rothamsted Research has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electron Microscopist to join our team. Rothamsted Research's bioimaging facility (https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/bioimaging) provides equipment and training dedicated to facilitate cutting-edge science through the provision of up to date and advanced imaging equipment and expertise in the life sciences, to internal as well as external users. We undertake research in all standard microscopical techniques used in biological research.
The post holder will be responsible for the day to day running of the Electron Microscopy instruments of the bioimaging unit and to carry out and support research and training. They will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), two Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and associated equipment for TEM/SEM sample preparation.
Applicants should have proven experience with TEM and/or SEM instruments; interest in the EM field, and a desire to follow up the latest technical developments. You should be well motivated, have strong problem-solving, team working and communication skills with the ability to relate to and communicate with users about EM issues.

The Electron Microscopist will: Utilize advanced skills in electron microscopy to assist researchers in achieving the results needed; Learn and develop protocols tailored to the requirements of the specific crop and other biological systems,;Participate in the publication of research results, manage laboratory operations and train users in electron microscopy methods and instrument operation; Evaluate new and innovative technologies in electron microscopy research; Conduct experiments with the consultation of the facility manager; Perform other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals and objectives of the Institute.

The appointment is full time with a starting salary commensurate with qualification and experience. For informal enquiries, please contact smita.kurup@rothamsted.ac.uk. This is a band D post starting at £29,842 rising to £32,315 per annum.

Interviews will be carried out in December 2018

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.