[3dem] EM facility position

John Briggs jbriggs at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 23 01:28:03 PDT 2018

A junior research assistant position is available in the wonderful EM facility at MRC-LMB.

Experience of EM would be helpful but is not required, training will be provided. This is a permanent contract with excellent employment conditions. The LMB is a fantastic, exciting place to work.

Further details are below.



Electron Microscopy Research Support Assistant - Structural Studies

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Location:	Cambridge 	Salary:	£22,201 to £25,976 per annum	Hours:	Full Time	Contract Type:	Permanent   Placed on:	5th April 2018	Closes:	6th May 2018	Job Ref:	LMB 805 
Starting Salary £22,201 - £25,976 per annum

Band Salary £22,201 – £29,837 per annum

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and excels at deciphering the molecular mechanisms of life.  It provides an unsurpassed environment for both new and established researchers.  Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.

We are seeking a Research Support Assistant to provide technical assistance for the running, maintenance and development of the world-leading electron microscopy facility at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The main aim of the facility is to support the development and application of cryo-electron microscopy (EM) in the context of Structural Biology for basic and medical research. The EM facility includes ten electron microscopes and associated preparation equipment including three Titan Krios electron microscopes.

The main duties include: maintaining, repairing and upgrading electron microscopes and associated equipment; training and assisting users; troubleshooting problems; contributing to the smooth running of the facility; and facilitating research projects. You will work closely with other facility staff and with users.  

The ideal candidate will have a relevant degree or an equivalent level of training in a technical field and experience working with complex scientific or technical precision instrumentation including hardware and software. Experience of electron microscopy would be an advantage but is not essential. The candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, and will have the desire and ability to learn new techniques.

Working for the UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare membership and excellent holiday entitlement.  You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk <http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/>
For informal enquiries please contact Shaoxia Chen (shaoxia at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk <mailto:shaoxia at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>) or visit the group's website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/research/scientific-facilities-and-support-services/electron-microscopy/ <https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/research/scientific-facilities-and-support-services/electron-microscopy/>
To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/tmpwid-7cc8_dfa8ad6b-8b10-4afd-81a6-42c3dbf9b037/candidate/postings/899 <https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/tmpwid-7cc8_dfa8ad6b-8b10-4afd-81a6-42c3dbf9b037/candidate/postings/899>.

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at recruit at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk <mailto:recruit at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>.

Closing date: 6 May 2018

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