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Director of Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre and SBS Microscopy Network

We are seeking a new Director of the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC) and associated School of Biological Sciences Microscopy (SBS) network. With a base in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, the activities span Departments and Institutes across the School.

This strategically important position will manage, develop and inspire an established team that delivers both cutting-edge design of bespoke microscopy approaches and a network of support for more routine imaging techniques. Through wide-ranging collaboration with our world-leading scientists, the chosen candidate will have unique opportunities to develop a portfolio of research that contributes to our reputation as a large and productive global centre of biological sciences research.

You will hold a PhD in a specialist subject area related to microscopy and have significant postdoctoral microscopy research experience. You will have a proven ability to lead and inspire a team and work with vision and foresight. The role holder will be able to demonstrate a proactive and collaborative approach to interactions with research partners and have a track record of research and technical publications demonstrating an international reputation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and have a commitment to embedding a positive research culture in teams.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Sarah Bray or Dr Ben Steventon members of the Management Board.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. Please also include in your application a short statement on what Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity means to you. Your covering letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experience match the criteria for this post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please include details of your referees, one of whom should be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 30 June 2023.

Please quote reference PM36416 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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