[3dem] Job opening at the Electron Microscopy Science Technology platform - The Francis Crick Institute - London (UK)

Raffaella Carzaniga raffaella.carzaniga at crick.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 07:52:00 PDT 2018

    Dear colleagues,

    We are continuing to grow our team so we are now looking for another talented scientist to join our Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform at The Francis Crick Institute in London.
    Here the details:

    Role title:          Senior Laboratory Research Scientist (Electron Microscopy)
    Location:           Midland Road – London UK
    Contract:           Fixed-term (4 years)
            Full time
    Salary:               £32-£38k
    Vacancy ID:        007287

    The Team
    An exciting opportunity to be a part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic, experienced and adaptable Electron Microscopist to join our growing team.
    The role is a Senior Laboratory Research Scientist within the Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform (EM STP), one of 14 STPs that support science at the Crick. The priority of the team is to collaborate with Crick scientists to prepare, image and analyse their samples and return results to expedite discovery science. The EM STP has an unparalleled suite of microscopes, from benchtop SEMs, to high resolution cryo-TEMs, integrated light and electron microscopes, Serial Block Face and Focused Ion Beam SEMs, and a microCT. Where imaging technologies or workflows do not exist to answer a specific biomedical research problem, the team will strive to develop new technology and techniques tailored to the research. In addition to eight electron microscopists, the EM STP hosts a Microscopy Prototyping activity with three physicists who design and build new microscopy hardware and software solutions, including a new range of miniaturised fluorescence microscopes that integrate into microtomes and EMs for ‘smart-tracking’ in correlative microscopy, and new automated image analysis algorithms for EM image analysis. Following a recent recruitment round, we now have an additional position available within the EM team, as we grow to meet demand from the exciting and challenging research teams in this multidisciplinary institute.

    The Institute
    The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
    An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
    The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
    The Francis Crick Institute is world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

    The Role
    To take on this position, you will have a degree and (optionally) a PhD in the biological sciences, expertise in electron microscopy (EM) and the application of EM to biomedical research questions, and enthusiasm for working in a facility environment. Expertise in standard resin-embedding of cells and tissues, ultramicrotomy, scanning and transmission EM are essential. Expertise in advanced sample preparation techniques (such as cryo-preparation and correlative workflows), advanced electron microscopes (Serial Block Face SEM, Focused Ion Beam SEM, cryo-EM), other imaging modalities (light and X-ray microscopy), and image analysis are desirable. This post offers an unparalleled opportunity to apply your microscopy skills to exciting and innovative research across biomedical disciplines, with access to cutting edge instrumentation, and the chance to develop completely new imaging techniques and technologies for direct application to biomedical research. The role reports to the Head of the EM STP.
    If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website https://www.google.co.uk/url?


    The closing date for applications is 11th April 2018.

    Best wishes

    Raffaella Carzaniga PhD
    Deputy Head of Electron Microscopy
    The Francis Crick Institute
    1 Midland Road
    NW1 1AT

    T: +44 (0) 20379 61732
    E: mailto:Raffaella.carzaniga at crick.ac.uk
    W: http://www.crick.ac.uk/

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