Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Electron Microscopy Technician

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 15 Jan 2014


Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 6: £26,264- £31,331 with a discretionary range to £34,223 p.a.

Applications are invited for an Electron Microscopy Technician for the Division of Structural Biology based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

You will be working jointly with Professor E. Yvonne Jones and Professor Kay Gruenwald’s groups. The facilities include a Tecnai T12 and two 300kV field emission gun (FEG) electron microscopes: FEI Tecnai F30 and a FEI Tecnai Polara. Your primary role will be to support the scientific projects of OPIC users by assisting in the day-to-day running of the division’s cryo Electron Microscopes and ancillary equipment in co-ordination with the senior EM staff scientist. You will assist in training new users and also contribute scientifically to the research and development of projects in particular in the area of cell surface receptors and assemblies.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, and a demonstrable interest in electron microscopic techniques and their applications to structural biology. You will have technical expertise with scientific precision instrumentation and good dexterity and ability to use fine, delicate instruments. You will also be able to work as part of a team and independently and deliver results to required standard and schedule, be able to organize and prioritize own work with minimal supervision and have good communication skills both written and oral.

The position is fixed-term for 18 months in the first instance and funded by the Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Wednesday 15th January 2014 can be considered.

Please quote reference 111236 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.