Electron Microscopy Technician

MRC Harwell - The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)

The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory, adjacent to the Diamond Light Source, ISIS neutron source, and other major facilities on the Harwell Oxford site.  It is a joint initiative of the research councils and Diamond Light Source, and managed by the Medical Research Council (MRC) on behalf of the other partners. RCaH houses top research teams from all over the UK, working in both the physical and life sciences.  The Electron Microscopy technician post is part of a wider initiative to develop electron microscopy (EM), and other imaging technologies, at Harwell Oxford. More information is available at www.rc-harwell.ac.uk

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will support the use of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and equipment for the TEM /SEM sample preparation.  You should have experience with TEM and/or SEM instruments; interest in the EM field, a desire to follow up the latest technical developments and experience in implementing good Health and Safety laboratory practices.  You should be well motivated, have strong problem-solving, team working and communication skills with the ability to relate to and communicate with non-expert users about EM issues. For an informal discussion about the role please contact zuzanna.lalanne@rc-harwell.ac.uk.

We are strongly committed to your personal development and well-being, with extensive opportunities for training.  Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, from a final salary pension scheme and 30 days of holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, to access to employee shopping / travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK.  You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y

Full details of this post and how to apply can be found at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/787

Closing date: Friday 5th January 2018
Interviews are planned for: Wednesday 7th February 2018

The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

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