Vacancy: Research Technician in Electron Microscopy at the University of Leeds

By 21st April 2021 May 10th, 2021 Jobs

Research Technician in Electron Microscopy

*this post is now closed*

Reference: FBSFO1147

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty / Function: Faculty of Biological Sciences
Salary: £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Five years)
Contracted Hours per week: Full Time/Part Time

Are you an experienced technician looking for a challenge?  Do you have a background in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Structural Biology or Biochemistry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities

This is a 5-year fixed term post (100% FTE) funded by Wellcome Strategic Support Award to join the electron microscopy facility team within Faculty Biological Sciences, supporting the delivery of an international program of training in electron microscopy. 


Job Summary

Working within the electron microscopy team, you will support the day-to-day activities of the facility including assisting users with sample preparation and microscopy, and training users.

While no prior microscopy experience is required and on the job training will be provided, you should have experience working with proteins or macromolecular complexes, or other microscopy technologies.

You will work closely as part of the facility team. You should be highly motivated, organized, and able to communicate and collaborate as part of a team. You should have strong interpersonal skills, with experience in delivering training 1:1 or to small groups.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.