Research Associate, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy

The University of Manchester - School of Materials

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Closing Date : 12/12/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 24 months.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Materials.
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full-time.
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-09172.

Owing to a major expansion of, and capital investment in, the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility we are advertising a position to join a large team of academics, technical staff and post-doctoral fellows.

The role will involve optimizing Ga+ and Xe+ FIB milling conditions to minimise artefacts, beam damage and residual stress. You also pursue strategies for fast and smart acquisition procedures for 3D EBSD/EDX analysis. Using the Facility’s new analytical capability, you will combine non-destructive micro Computer Tomography (µCT) and destructive (nano resolution) 3D electron microscopy. You will be working with an international network of collaborators.

This post is available from 1 January 2017 for a period of 24 months.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from recruitment agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Philip Withers
Telephone: 0161 306 4282

General enquiries:
Telephone: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Telephone: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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