(Senior) Support Scientist (cryoEM)

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science
Division: Life Science
Full Time Salary: £25,881 to £30,449 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,016), or £33,297 to £39,172(Discretionary range to £45,048) for the Senior Level
Closing Date: 19/05/2019
Ref No: 10177

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 is a UK National Centre for cryo-electron microscopy in the life sciences and is currently the largest centre of its kind worldwide.

We are seeking to recruit two (Senior) Support Scientists to join the growing eBIC team. The post holder will be essential to supporting the eBIC’s user programme by providing operational support to eBIC’s internal and external user programme, as well as contributing to in-house research and development projects.

The post holder will have a degree in science, ideally in the biological/biophysical sciences and/or engineering and will contribute to day-to-day operations of eBIC ranging from general laboratory tasks, microscope upkeep, sample preparation and assisting with external user experiments and training. Previous experience in cryoEM is not essential, as training will be provided although experience with handling of biological samples and experience of working in a biological laboratory is beneficial.

For appointment at the senior level, the following are essential:

  • Appropriate PhD (or equivalent) and significant relevant experience;
  • Experience in working within a scientific or academic environment;
  • Experience of electron microscopy

This post provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to contribute to the continued success of a world-leading scientific facility.

Other information

Where appropriate for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities (e.g. for fixed-term contract positions).

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.  If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

To apply for this job please visit vacancies.diamond.ac.uk.