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Deputy Lead in Electron Microscopy STP

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: £58,600 Minimum Salary subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: R1018
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

The position of ‘Deputy Lead (EM) - Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform’ will work within the EM STP to deliver a world-leading imaging facility for Crick research scientists. The role reports to the EM STP Lead, and together the Lead and Deputy Lead have shared responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of the unit. This includes oversight of STP strategy, research projects, staff resource, collaborations, technology development, translation, symposia, community initiatives, grant funding, lab space, health and safety, instruments, workflows, procurement, training, demos, and workshops. The Deputy Lead (EM) will also work closely with the Deputy Lead (MP (Microscopy Prototyping)), who oversees the development of hardware and software to break through barriers in advanced imaging capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in management of a state-of-the-art science technology platform to deliver cutting edge imaging science for Crick researchers.
  • Delivery of imaging science for research projects: produce high quality and timely results for multiple research groups, from initial consultation through to sample processing, image analysis and data interpretation.
  • Day-to-day management of lab operations: operation and maintenance of rooms and equipment; supervision of the day-to-day operational performance of staff.
  • Organisation, delivery, and supervision of training programmes for super users.
  • Formulation of grant proposals for instrument acquisition, oversight of the procurement process, management of the installation of new equipment.
  • Oversight of service engineers and technical support, troubleshooting to maximise instrument uptime.
  • Implementation and monitoring of health and safety processes, development of lab protocols, SOPs and risk assessments.
  • Collaboration with the Microscopy Prototyping team to roll out newly developed instrumentation, workflows and algorithms, for application to Crick science and beyond.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 08.01.2023
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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