Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Cryo-electron Microscopy Training Scientist

Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 01 Mar 2020

An opportunity has become available for a CryoEM Training Scientist to join the growing eBIC team and contribute to the continued success of the world-leading scientific facility at Diamond Light Source.

This role will be essential to supporting the eBIC’s user programme by providing both training, workshops and operational support to eBIC’s user programme, as well as contributing to in-house research and development projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing various training to external and in-house users, including sample preparation, microscope operation and data analysis.
  • Organize regular training workshops in eBIC, and in collaboration with CCP-EM and other cryoEM facilities.
  • Contributing to day-to-day operations of eBIC to assist with external user experiments as a local contact.
  • Actively participating in eBIC reviews including preparation of documentation, contributing to identify areas for improvement.
  • Developing your own research in an area relevant to eBIC and disseminating the results.
  • Giving advice to users on proposal submissions and helping to develop the user community.

You will also coordinate, develop, implement and run a training programme in cryo-electron microscopy to suit variable and evolving needs.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the management and funding of the eBIC training programme, working with senior eBIC staff to attract external funding through writing of grant proposals.
  • Contributing to the management of the eBIC training budget.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with other CryoEM centres and facilities to leverage training resources and aid in the establishment of a UK wide training programme.

About You

You will have a PhD in science, ideally in the biological/biophysical sciences, or demonstrate significant equivalent experience.

You will demonstrate significant experience in working within a scientific or academic environment, with experience in CryoEM essential, including a track record in CryoEM related research, experience with handling of biological samples, high resolution data collection and data processing/analysis.

You will also have experience in the operation of transmission electron microscopes especially for structural biology applications, as well as experience with Windows/Linux/Unix.

You should also demonstrate experience of designing and delivering training.

You will display the ability to design, plan, organise and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe, as well as the ability to lead your own research project including budget and resource management.

You will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with staff and facility users at all levels.


The application deadline for this role is 1 March 2020.

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Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, United Kingdom

Cryo-electron Microscopy Training Scientist