(FMS) Experimental Scientific Officer (Microscopy / Electrophysiology) - A96389T

Newcastle University - Medical Sciences Faculty Office

Applications are invited for an experimental scientific officer (ESO) with a background in electrophysiology and / or confocal imaging to fulfill an exciting opening funded by the Wellcome Trust within the Faculty of Medical Sciences Scientific Facilities’ BioImaging Unit in close collaboration with a team of world-class neuroscience investigators. You will be part of an enthusiastic and specialist team of microscopists and researchers tasked with facilitating cutting-edge microscopy and electrophysiology -based research in the Faculty.

The BioImaging Unit is state of the art, comprising of: epifluorescence, TIRF, confocal, super resolution and high-content imaging systems.

Your role will to support and develop the services provided by the BioImaging Unit with a view to establish an applied Neuro Muscular Junction (NMJ) research facility to facilitate combined beyond-diffraction imaging of and electrophysiology recording from, NMJs. The role will involve providing to customers, scientific and technical support, training and advice on: electrophysiological recordings (intracellular recording from NMJs), sample preparation, microscopes, software, image analysis and associated technologies.

In addition to this, there may be an expectation to support other facility resources and provide customers with scientific and technical support, training and advice on microscopes, software and imaging technologies. A degree of autonomous working and time management will therefore be required.

You will have a willingness to learn and be highly motivated with demonstrable experience in advanced microscopy and / or electrophysiological recording techniques. Knowledge of imaging data analysis. An awareness of biological laboratory health and safety is essential. A PhD is desirable due to the academic nature of the post although consideration will be given to applicants with a degree and significant technical experience.

Tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Alex Laude (alex.laude@ncl.ac.uk), www.ncl.ac.uk/bioimaging

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