Postdoctoral Research Associate – Correlative Microscopy
Salary £33,963 to £39,955, dependent upon skills and experience
Full time / Flexible hours considered
3 Years fixed term
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.
eBIC (the Electron Bio-Imaging Centre based at Diamond) provides scientists with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and expertise in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, for single particle analysis cryo-tomography and electron crystallography. Currently eBIC houses four Titan Krios microscopes, a Talos Arctica, Scios and Aquilos cryo-FIB/SEM, and additional Krios and Glacios for industry applications -https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Instruments/Biological-Cryo-Imaging/eBIC.html
About the Role
We are now seeking a highly motivated PDRA to carry out there own innovative research by developing and applying an integrative correlative microscopy workflow to address biological questions. You will use optical microscopes (cryoSIM and cryoCLEM), with Scios/Aquilos cryoFIB/SEM instrument and Krios microscopes at Diamond, and set up novel experiments to push the boundaries of correlative microscopy with cryo-super-resolution. Important studies will be the investigation of pathogen and host cell interactions.
In addition, the successful candidate will play an active role to assist users with their experiments in eBIC.
You should have a PhD degree in structural biology or biophysics and have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in cryoEM/ET is essential and experience in fluorescence microscopy and live cell imaging is desirable.
Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.
Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process.
Diamond is a thriving international organisation, attracting a diverse range of talented individuals from around the world. Our staff currently comprises 39 nationalities and we welcome applications from everyone interested in joining us.
The closing date for applications is 19th July.