[Arabidopsis] Vacancy for electron microscopist

Smita Kurup (RRes-Roth) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by smita.kurup from rothamsted.ac.uk)
Thu Jan 8 10:29:45 EST 2015


Vacancy for electron microscopist



Rothamsted Research, UK is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.



The Bioimaging facility at Rothamsted Research has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electron Microscopist to join our team. Rothamsted Research's recently refurbished bioimaging facility (http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/bioimaging) provides state-of-the-art imaging equipment and expertise available to internal as well as external users. We undertake research in all standard microscopical techniques used in biological research.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day running of the Electron Microscopy instruments of the bioimaging unit and to carry out and support research and training. They will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), two Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and associated equipment for TEM/SEM sample preparation. Applicants should have proven experience with TEM and/or SEM instruments; interest in the EM field, and a desire to follow up the latest technical developments. You should be well motivated, have strong problem-solving, team working and communication skills with the ability to relate to and communicate with users about EM issues.



The Electron Microscopist will:

·         Utilize advanced skills in electron microscopy to assist researchers in achieving the results needed,

·         Learn and develop protocols tailored to the requirements of the specific crop and other biological systems,

·         Participate in the publication of research results, manage laboratory operations and train users in electron microscopy methods and instrument operation,

·         Evaluate new and innovative technologies in electron microscopy research,

·         Conduct experiments with the consultation of the facility manager,

·         Perform other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals and objectives of the Institute.



The appointment is full time with a starting salary commensurate with qualification and experience. For informal enquiries, please contact smita.kurup from rothamsted.ac.uk. This is a band D post starting at £29,542 rising to £32,315.



Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr from rothamsted.ac.uk.
Closing date: 21st January 2015

Please quote reference 1384.



Dr S Kurup
Head of Bioimaging | Department of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences | Rothamsted Research | Harpenden | Hertfordshire | AL5 2JQ
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