Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy

Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy

Closing date: 
Monday, 3 April 2017 - 12pm
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Electron Microscope Facility based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will assist the EM Facility Manager in two main areas. The first is the day-to-day running of the Facility, which will include preparation of chemical solutions, ordering consumables, management of hazardous waste disposal and general lab maintenance. The second will be to undertake work on service projects, which will involve the preparation and imaging of biological specimens for EM, and also to train users in EM specimen preparation techniques (including ultramicrotomy) and on the electron microscopes. There will also be scope to develop the capabilities of the Facility in advanced EM techniques, which will involve both independent and collaborative work with researchers.

You will have a degree level qualification in science, ideally in the biological sciences. You should have strong communication and organisational skills, the ability to work to deadlines and to work as part of a team, as well as independently. While it is desirable to have previous experience with microscopy, particularly electron microscopy and associated specimen preparation techniques, this is not essential as training can be provided. However, a willingness to learn and demonstrable interest in electron microscopy is essential.

The post is available as a fixed-term contract for 3 years in the first instance. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 April 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.