[Arabidopsis] Position announcement - Head ofImaging Facility

John Runions jrunions at brookes.ac.uk
Mon May 22 12:36:52 EST 2006

Head of Bioimaging Facility

Rothamsted Research, UK

We are seeking a biological scientist with experience in electron 
microscopy and other imaging techniques to direct the Rothamsted Centre 
for Bioimaging. This state of the art facility opened in 2003 and houses 
3 electron microscopes, a confocal microscope, digital imaging and 
associated image analysis software, a laser capture system and a fully 
equipped cryo-preparation laboratory. The centre provides a high quality 
service for a wide range of users both inside and outside the research 
Institute. The Institute is the largest agricultural research centre in 
the United Kingdom. The scientific research ranges from studies of 
genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and soil processes to 
investigations at the ecosystem and landscape scale.

You will be responsible for developing innovative research projects in 
collaboration with other staff and for providing scientific and 
technical advice on bioimaging within institute research programmes. You 
will need to keep abreast of technologies and instrumentation to ensure 
that the Centre develops new science and imaging applications and 
remains at the cutting edge. The post also entails management of two 
support staff.

Applicants should have a PhD or other higher qualification in a relevant 
biological science, plus at least 5-7 years' postdoctoral experience in 
microscopy, imaging or structural biology. You must be well versed in 
both conventional and cryo-preparative techniques and their application 
to biological samples. Experience in running a microscopy facility would 
be an advantage.

The appointment will be at Band 5 with a starting salary normally within 
the range £27,584 - £32,122 per annum.

For further information please contact Professor John Lucas ++ 44(0)1582 
763133 x 2779 or john.lucas at bbsrc.ac.uk).

Apply by application form only, please visit our website 
http://www.rothamsted.bbsrc.ac.uk/careers/vacancies/Vacancies.html for 
further information and details regarding the application process.

Closing date: 8 June 2006

Dr Smita Kurup
CPI Division
Rothamsted Research
Herts AL5 2JQ

Tel No. 01582 763133 ext 2589
Fax No. 01582 763010

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