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Industrial Liaison Scientist cryoEM

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £33,963 to £45,949 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,949) dependent upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: 10623

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

Reference: 10623

Industrial Liaison Scientist – eBIC for Industry (Oxford, UK)

eBIC for Industry is an established facility offering professional cryo-EM services to the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Situated at eBIC, the UK National Centre for cryo-electron microscopy, this partnership between Diamond Light Source and Thermo Fisher Scientific provides access to state-of-the-art microscopes, world-class experience, and the support services of the synchrotron environment. The density of high-end microscopes alongside access to complementary synchrotron-based techniques makes eBIC for Industry a unique offer to the life science sector. 

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences. 

About the role

This position is an opportunity to apply your cryo-EM knowledge to an array of projects with real-world impact on human health and great importance to the drug discovery business. Our team supports clients with a wide range of cryo-EM experience; from those first evaluating cryo-EM capabilities to those routinely applying the technique in their discovery pipelines. Dedicated Glacios and Krios G3i microscopes along with a full suite of preparation facilities and computing resources are at our disposal to drive client projects towards the atomic resolution insights they seek. 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced cryo-EM structural biologist capable of contributing to the entire single-particle experiment from grid preparation to data analysis and model building. An understanding of structure-guided drug design and experience with protein production are also key to being able to consult effectively in this role. As this is a client-facing position you will need excellent communication skills and a professional service-focused outlook, along with project management and multitasking skills. 


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. 

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