Electron Microscopy Research Support Officer – Structural Studies
Starting Salary £29,181 – £33,755 per annum
Salary Range £29,181 – £39,381 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
The successful candidate will help to run, maintain, and develop the world-leading electron microscopy facility at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The facility hosts research programmes aimed at the development of new hardware and software for cryo-electron microscopy and has approximately 150 active users applying electron cryomicroscopy and cryo-electron tomography to study important biological problems. The facility includes ten electron microscopes and associated preparation equipment including three Titan Krios electron microscopes.
Together with the other facility staff, the EM RSO will be responsible for day-to-day provision of the facilities services. The main duties include: taking joint responsibility for ensuring that electron microscopes and associated equipment run in a smooth manner; advising, supporting, and training users; addressing and resolving hardware and software problems; assisting with upkeep and maintenance of electron microscope hardware and software; contributing to the smooth running of the facility, and collaborating with MRC-LMB scientists on research projects aimed at improving the performance, efficiency and usability of the electron microscopes through modification of software or hardware.
The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in the operation of transmission electron microscopes. They will have either a PhD in a relevant subject or an equivalent level of experience or training in a relevant area. The candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, be passionate about electron microscopy, and will have the desire and ability to learn new techniques.
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.
Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays & privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.
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Closing date: 3 July 2019
Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.