Manager in Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility

John Trinick jtrinick at
Tue Jun 7 09:39:16 PDT 2005

Manager in Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility

A permanent position is available in the Cryo-Electron Microscopy 
Facility in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at 
Leeds University, UK. The main task of this appointment is to 
supervise and support use of a Tecnai F20 FEG microscope. Salary will 
be up to £35k (~$64k) p.a. depending on experience.

The facility at Leeds has 5 TEMs, including the Tecnai F20 
cryo-microscope with 4k CCD camera. This microscope will also soon 
have a post-column energy filter and is being automated. The facility 
in mainly used for single particle studies of proteins. There is also 
expertise in time-resolved cryo-EM and a broad range of other EM 
methods. Computing resources include a 150 processor linux cluster.

Experience with cryo-EM and single particle image processing is 
desirable, but applications from other relevant disciplines, such as 
materials science and physics, are also encouraged.

Leeds University  has one of the largest and most vigorous structural 
biology groups in Britain (see The 
University is large (25000 undergraduates) and Leeds is a thriving 
city. The surrounding countryside is outstandingly beautiful.

Informal enquiries to Prof. John Trinick (j.trinick at who 
will be at the EM Gordon Conference next week (12-17 June).

This post will be advertised in Nature on June 9. Application packs 
including forms and further details can be obtained from 
recruitment at (tel. 0044 (0)113 343 35771). Please 
quote reference number 210489.
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