[3dem] EM facility manager- position available

Per Bullough p.bullough at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri May 2 07:57:51 PDT 2008

A position is available for an Electron Microscopy Facility Manager

Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
University of Sheffield, U.K.

Ref: R06263 Closing Date: 27/05/08 Grade: 8

Salary: £33,779 – £40,335 per annum with the potential to progress to  

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the  
biological electron microscopy facility at the University of Sheffield  
which is a joint facility between the Departments of Molecular Biology  
and Biotechnology and the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The  
microscopes are housed in a laboratory that straddles the two  
departments under the direction of Professor Per Bullough (http://www.shef.ac.uk/mbb/staff/bullough 
). The laboratory has an active research programme centred around  
cryoEM of membrane protein assemblies and large protein complexes .  
The successful candidate would be expected to play a major role in  
supporting these research activities.

In addition, the EM facility provides a service for other users from  
both within the departments and outside. Services include sample  
sectioning, SEM and cryoEM and these are already supported in part by  
another member of staff. The successful candidate would be expected to  
oversee these activities and also to train and supervise new users.  
Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a related area and  
experience in cryoEM.

The laboratory is equipped with a Philips CM200 FEG + Gatan 2K camera,  
Philips CM100 + Gatan 1K camera, Tecnai 120 kV G2 Biotwin + 1K camera,  
a selection of Oxford and Gatan cryo-stages, equipment for SEM and  
sectioning, including a Leica Ultracut UC6 plus FC6 cryochamber, Zeiss  
Phodis/SCAI scanner and Sira optical diffractometer. We are aiming to  
replace the Philips instruments in the near future.

For further information about the job and how to apply, please see http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/research.html

For further information about the departments, please see http://www.shef.ac.uk/mbb/ 
   and  http://www.shef.ac.uk/bms/

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Per Bullough (p.bullough at sheffield.ac.uk 
  or +44 (0)114 222 4245)

The University of Sheffield has an outstanding research profile (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/) 
, it has a reputation for being a friendly place to work and it has a  
large international community. Sheffield is an easy, friendly city to  
live in with relatively low cost of living, good transport (including  
easy access to international airports) and low crime. There is a  
vibrant cultural life and outstanding opportunities for outdoor  
activities, with the border of the Peak District National Park within  
ten minutes drive of the University.
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