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Light Microscopy Specialist, Dundee Imaging Facility, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

A great opportunity is available for a Light Microscopy Specialist in the Dundee Imaging Facility, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.  This is a PERMANENT position in a large multi-site facility.  For informal enquiries please contact me directly – details below.

Light Microscopy Specialist at the University of Dundee

Reference Number:     SLSC0470

Job Title:                      Light Microscopy Specialist

School:                         Life Sciences

Unit:                            DIF

Grade:                          Grade 7 (£31,604 – £38,833)

Closing Date:                07 October 2018

The Dundee Imaging Facility provides a world-leading core microscopy resource to Researchers, Staff and Students in the life, biomedical, and physical sciences, and across the University. . The Facility houses >20 advanced light microscopy systems, including LSCM, WF-decon, SDCM, TIRF, MPLSM, FLIM and 3DSIM technologies. New acquisitions include a diSPIM and AiryScan systems. The Facility also houses electron microscopy and atomic probe microscopy, which are used for research applications in the life and physical sciences.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Light Microscopy Specialist within the facility to provide high level technical/specialist expertise and to translate knowledge of advances in the field of advanced imaging/light microscopy into research success.

The role holder will provide user training and support for advanced microscopy systems housed in the facility including FLIM, TIRF, MPLSM, 3DSIM and SR LSCM. They will also assist users to troubleshoot imaging experiments and proactively offer advice and support to solve problems quickly. The role holder will work across both the School of Life Sciences (City Campus) and the School of Medicine (Ninewells Campus).

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Dundee Imaging Facility in a key role supporting the research and training activities of the University. The Facility is a critical resource for staff working in a wide range of disciplines in the Schools of Life Sciences, Medicine and Science & Engineering.

Who we’re looking for:


We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Paul Appleton at p.l.appleton@dundee.ac.uk. To find out more about the Dundee Imaging Facility please visit www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/technologies/dundee-imaging-facility.

We anticipate that interviews for this appointment will take place early to late October.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096