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[ccp4bb] EM Facility Manager position - London

The Section of Structural Biology within the Department of Medicine along with its partners (The London Consortium for cryo-EM) is seeking to recruit a Facility Manager for a new high resolution Electron Microscopy Facility. 

Imperial College London, in partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research, King’s College London, and Queen Mary - University of London, has been awarded funding by the Wellcome Trust to establish a new Electron Microscopy Facility to be hosted by the Francis Crick Institute near King’s Cross, which has already established its own cryo-EM facility.  The new Facility will include a FEI Titan Krios cryo electron microscope equipped with a Volta phase plate, a Falcoln III detector and a Gatan Bioquantum energy filter and K3 detector. It will offer state of the art electron cryo-microscopy for high-resolution structural determination.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the new Facility. This will include helping users access the facility for data collection, advising users on sample preparation and quality and helping manage time allocation within the consortium. The Facility Manager will ensure that all users receive adequate training, comply with all health and safety requirements, and provide assistance with the development of research projects and analysis of results.

This exciting and challenging post requires a strong and diverse skill set.  In depth knowledge and practical experience of high resolution electron cryo-microscopy single particle analysis and/or electron cryo-tomography as applied to biological systems is essential. In addition, given the collaborative nature of the project, you will need the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels across different institutions and therefore have strong communication skills.  Organisation skills, and the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure are also essential.  

The Department has an established culture of supporting and developing staff. You will be rewarded with generous benefits and strong career prospects within well-defined and achievable career paths. For an informal discussion please contact Prof. Xiaodong Zhang: xiaodong.zhang@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 20th June 2017

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/

 Type HM2019094 in Keywords for details and applications.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email f.whyte@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form. 

Prof Xiaodong Zhang
Section of Structural Biology
Department of Medicine
Imperial College London

Room 104, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington, SW7 2AZ
(0) 207 594 3151

PA - Miss Sorina Damsa, s.damsa@imperial.ac.uk, (0) 207 594 2763