Senior Electron Microscope Engineer/Electron Microscope Engineer

Senior Electron Microscope Engineer/Electron Microscope Engineer

Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Electron Microscope Engineer/Electron Microscope Engineer – Structural Studies
Salary Range £27,906 – £44,396
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are recruiting a Senior Electron Microscope Engineer to join the team that manages, maintains, develops, and supports users of, the world-leading electron microscopy facility at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK.

The EM facility applies and develops electron cryomicroscopy and cryo-electron tomography in the context of Structural Biology. The facility includes three Titan Krios, two Polara, two 200kV FEG microscopes, a Scios dual-beam SEM and two Tecnai Spirit microscopes. 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.

Main duties include: maintaining and servicing microscope hardware and software; interacting 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; providing high-level assistance and trouble-shooting to microscope users; interacting with microscope manufacturers including Thermo-Fisher (FEI) and other facility staff to ensure the smooth operation of the EM facility.

Depending on qualifications and experience, appointment will be made at MRC Band 3 or 4. A relevant degree or an equivalent level of experience in the operation and maintenance of electron microscopes, good interpersonal skills, and an excellent knowledge of electron microscopy, are required.

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

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 and 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: 26/11/18

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.

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