About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Specialist Support Officer – Light Microscopy (QUAREP-LiMi), Newcastle, GB

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Salary: £32,348 to £34,308 with progression to £42,155 per annum

Closing Date: 14 October 2022 

The Role

We seek to recruit an experienced Specialist Support Officer who will work closely with members of the BioImaging facility Newcastle University as well as a group of international microscopists to support and grow the QUAREP-LiMi community of scientists.

QUAREP-LiMi (QUality Assessment and REProducibility for instruments & images in Light Microscopy, https://quarep.org) is an international group of over 400 light microscopists with backgrounds in academia, industry, policy and publishing.  QUAREP-LiMi was formed in 2020 and has now become a global community of volunteers focussed on improving quality and reproducibility in light microscopy.  The aim is to achieve this through better understanding and quality controlling the imaging pathway from the microscope itself through to image acquisition, analysis and publication.  

You will assist with a number of critical tasks associated with maintaining, promoting and growing a large international and diverse community of scientists and industry participants. You should have an understanding of microscopy, data management, research funding and publishing but opportunities for training and self-directed learning will be provided.  You will be expected to take the lead on a number of specific administrative, promotional and technical tasks which require a scientific background.  

This is an exciting position that has the opportunity to make a considerable positive impact on the QUAREP-LiMi community and their aims. Ultimately, you and QUAREP-LiMi will lead to the improvement of microscopy-based research and with it reproducibility in science.

This post is fixed term for up to 18 months.

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing Date: 14 October 2022