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Cryo-Electron Microscopy Scientist

University of Leeds - School of Molecular & Cellular Biology / Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology

Location: Leeds
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: FBSAS1047

Are you looking for a role to utilise and develop your cryo-electron microscopy experience within the context of a world-class electron microscopy facility? Do you want to see projects through from sample to structure, working with scientists from industry? Do you have a passion for transformational biological and biomedical discovery, and delivering cutting edge outputs where the generation and analysis of data play a key role?

We are looking for a cryoEM scientist to join our facility team. Working in the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment and utilising your expertise in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, you will work on multiple projects as a single particle analysis expert in cryo-electron microscopy. Day-to-day you will be supporting projects through this pipeline from negative stain, cryoEM grid preparation and screening, data acquisition on our Titan Krios miroscopes with Selectris/Falcon4, and data processing. You will provide expert guidance, training and advice in areas covering sample preparation, optimisation, freezing and data acquisiton, as well as contribute to the interpretation of EM density maps. 

You should have, or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Structural Molecular Biology and have a passion for studying biological mechanisms relevant to human disease. You will work closely, interactively and collaboratively with the facility team as well as the wider EM community and external partners, and so excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Rebecca Thompson, Head FBS Research Facilties, Deputy Director ABSL electron microscopy facility


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