The Gurdon Institute www. gurdon.cam.ac.uk is a vibrant, world-leading centre for research at the interface between developmental biology and cancer biology, supported by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK.
The Gurdon Institute Imaging Facility (GIIF) provides all scientists within the Gurdon Institute and the wider scientific and engineering community of the University of Cambridge with access to high-end light microscopy equipment and experimental support from sample preparation and image acquisition through to image processing and analysis.
We are looking for an imaging specialist to strengthen our capability to offer light microscopy and image analysis support as we acquire new equipment and continue to increase the variety of expertise available within the GIIF. The Imaging Specialist will assist the Imaging Facility Manager in a part time role to maintain and expand the GIIF's capabilities to support light-sheet microscopy and high-throughput plate scanning technologies in addition to the confocal and widefield modalities already well established within the GIIF. The post holder will be involved in the regular quality control (QC) and maintenance routines within the GIIF, including the administration of the microscope service contracts. Maintenance will involve interaction with the manufacturers and external field service engineers of the microscopes and ancillary equipment. The post holder will be required to troubleshoot the equipment where appropriate.
Candidates should ideally possess a PhD in the fields of biology or optical physics with practical experience of designing and performing light microscopy imaging experiments. Experience in training other users in light microscopy techniques is also highly desirable. Experience with a range of image acquisition, processing and analysis software would also be expected.
Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.
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Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon InstituteSalary
£33,966-£44,263 pro rataReference
1 November 2023Closing date
26 November 2023