Post-Doctoral Instrument Scientist

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - School of Physics and Astronomy

Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) Cryo Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

A postdoctoral instrument scientist position is available for an experimentalist to work in the Soft Matter Physics group of the Institute of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems within the School of Physics and Astronomy (part of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance).

Following the award of a £1.3M EPSRC Multi-User Equipment Grant to the Schools of Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry and Engineering, we seek an applicant to provide specialist academic and scientific expertise and hands-on research support for a new cryo-SEM-FIB-EDX imaging facility. The post holder will maintain and run this multi-user facility and ensure that it keeps pace with research requirements, and liaise with funders, collaborators and users.

The candidate should have a PhD in condensed matter or an allied discipline, and have hands-on experience of one or more forms of electron microscopy and/or FIB. It is essential that the post holder should be able to manage and operate this instrument and interact with a large user base from day to day without close supervision.

For informal enquiries contact: Prof Wilson Poon,, tel. +44 (0)131 650 5297.

Online applications should be made at where further information is available.

This post is full time and fixed Term for 3 years. The post is available immediately, but should start no later than early March 2018.

Closing Date: Monday 5th February 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

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