Senior Scientific Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to create the world class Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses 22 research groups and 11 state-of-the-art research facilities.
The Light Microscopy Facility at the CRUK Cambridge Institute offers a staff position for an imaging expert in advanced light microscopy.
The state-of-the-art imaging core facility hosts a broad range of imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy, 2-photon/intra-vital microscopy, spinning disc and light-sheet microscopy, as well as super-resolution (STED) imaging and image analysis platforms. The interdisciplinary team provides imaging support to over 400 CRUK CI scientists. Depending on expertise there will also be opportunities for developing new imaging applications and techniques.
We are looking for a candidate with broad experience in microscopy techniques. He/she should be enthusiastic about providing expertise and training in operating microscopes (STED, DIC, confocal, wide-field fluorescence, time-lapse), have experience in the use of image data analysis software, as well as an interest in learning and contributing to new innovative optical microscopy techniques.
He/she will have a degree in biological sciences, physics, engineering or equivalent. A PhD is desirable, but candidates with similar qualifications or experience will be considered.
An interest and expertise in developing one of the following advanced imaging areas: super-resolution (STED), Multi-photon imaging and/or Image Analysis is an advantage.
We are looking for a particularly motivated, creative and self-driven scientist to work closely with the light microscopy team in supporting the institute’s scientists on interdisciplinary imaging projects.
For additional information please visit www.lightmicroscopy.cruk.cam.ac.uk and the job offer page.
The closing date for applications is 23rd January 2017.