|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||2nd October 2023|
|Closes:||13th November 2023|
Location: Parks Road, Oxford
We have a vacancy for a Support Scientist within the David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy (DCCEM), Department of Materials. The post holder will take responsibility, in consultation with the Senior DCCEM Facility Manager and Directors of the DCCEM Laboratory, for the delivery of transmission electron microscopy across a range of instruments including aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and associated techniques. The post holder will assist users from research groups across the University and other partners in the operation of aberration-corrected and other high-end TEM instruments, in addition to related feeder and specimen preparation instrumentation. The post holder will be an active member of the DCCEM support team, assisting in the delivery of user training across all transmission electron microscopes (TEM) and focussed ion-beam (FIB) preparation instruments as appropriate. The post is a permanent full-time position.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics, Materials, Engineering or a related field, and have considerable practical experience in the operation of aberration-corrected electron microscopes and ancillary instrumentation as well as interpretation of data obtained from them. Project management and interpersonal skills commensurate with a position that requires interaction with a wide range of users working on a variety of research programmes is crucial.
Applicants should be well-organised and self-motivated with the ability to manage the day-to-day running of advanced instruments and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given time-scale. Excellent oral and communication skills with a proven ability to write clear English at a suitable standard for the preparation of written reports, instruction manuals, and presentations at both general and specialist levels is required.
Experience of practical training of operators of electron microscopes and ancillary instruments including Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) is essential.
The role is based in the David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy (DCCEM), within the Department of Materials. You will work with a small team of support scientists to support a wide and diverse set of users from across the department and wider University.
All applications must be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on 13th November 2023. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on the 23rd or 24th November 2023 and you must be available on this date, either by Teams, Zoom or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.
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