PDRA for CryoEM Method Development

Diamond Light Source
£32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)
October 02 2017
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Full Time
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Job Title

PDRA for CryoEM Method Development

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Full time / 3 year Fixed Term Contract


Life Science

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£32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)

eBIC (electron Bio-Imaging Centre) at Diamond Light Source provides scientists with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and expertise in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, for single particle analysis and cryo-tomography. Funded by the Wellcome Trust with the UK Medical Research and Biotechnology and Biology Research Councils, eBIC is the UK National Centre for cryo-electron microscopy in the life sciences and is currently the largest centre of its kind worldwide, hosting four Titan Krios, a Talos Arctica and a Scios instruments. (http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Science/Integrated-facilities/eBIC.html).

We are seeking a highly motivated PDRA to carry out his/her own innovative research by developing and applying new cryoEM sample preparation methods to address biological questions. This position will allow using picolitre volume dispenser for a new way to make cryoEM specimen fast and reliably. Obtaining suitable cryoEM samples for high-resolution structural determination is currently one of the main bottlenecks in cryoEM. In addition, the successful candidate will play an active role in assisting users with their experiments at eBIC.

The post holder should have a PhD degree in physics/biophysics or engineering and have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in cryoEM is desirable.

For further information about this role please contact: Peijun Zhang Tel: +44 (0) 1235 77 8878 E-mail: peijun.zhang@diamond.ac.uk

Closing date: 19th November 2017

For further information and to apply, please click ‘apply’ below.

We are committed to equality of opportunities for all and our employees come from many countries, cultures and backgrounds.

We offer comprehensive benefits including flexible working arrangements.