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Senior Electron Microscopy Technician

The Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic technician to join the Electron Microscopy unit within the centre. CAIC provides advanced imaging services to the School of Biological Sciences, currently serving over 100 research groups. At present CAIC has an FEI Verios 460 SEM and Tecnai G2 TEM with associated sample preparation equipment. This role is to provide essential technical support to improve research throughput of our state-of the-art Electron Microscopy (EM) facility. The role holder will be responsible for assisting the Chief Technician and Lead Electron Microscopist in the delivery of a professional and comprehensive EM service. This service will include both EM sample preparation and assisting users in their imaging experiments.

The role holder will work closely with the senior members of the team in order to achieve the centre's aims of providing access to advanced imaging capabilities in a sustainable environment through efficient cost recovery. This role requires a real enthusiasm for electron microscopy and would be ideal for someone who wishes to develop their microscopy skills with the guidance of our expert EM staff.

You should have practical experience of biological scientific research work, a high degree of precision in following protocols and good communication skills.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please complete the online application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM16127 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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