[Arabidopsis] Position announcement - Head ofImaging Facility
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
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
further information and details regarding the application process.
Closing date: 8 June 2006
Dr Smita Kurup
Herts AL5 2JQ
Tel No. 01582 763133 ext 2589
Fax No. 01582 763010
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