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Research Associate in Super-resolution Biophotonics

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st July 2020
Closes: 19th August 2020
Job Ref: UOS025998

Job Reference Number: UOS025998

Job Title: Research Associate in Super-resolution Biophotonics

Contract Type: Fixed term for three and a half years.

Working Pattern: Full time

Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Salary: Grade 7

£31,866 per annum

Closing Date: 19 August 2020

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university?

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology for someone with a passion for biotechnology, looking to use their skills in optical microscopy, engineering and/or biophysics to make an impact on the current state of the art in bioimaging technologies.

The Applied Biophotonics Group ( which will host this position consists of biophysicists and cellular and molecular biologists, all specialising in the adaptation of various super-resolution microscopy methods such as STORM, DNA-PAINT and Expansion Microscopy. The project connected to this post expands the group’s network to commercial, clinical, field-based research and stakeholders. Therefore, the group offers a strong balance of academic, clinical and industrial experiences.

The aim of this project is to develop a radical redesign of the instrumentation and molecular probes of super-resolution microscopy.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD or who are close to completion, with a background in Biotechnology, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry or closely allied discipline. Experience in experimental fluorescence microscopy, advanced image analysis, optical instrumentation and software development are key to the responsibilities of this role, therefore prior experience with these techniques would be a definite advantage. Since this project builds on a number of collaborations in areas like physics, synthetic biology, environmental and clinical life sciences, the role will suit, but not be limited to, individuals who can working efficiently with a large research network.

If you are passionate about super-resolution microscopy, then we would love to hear from you.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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