Structural Biology Facility Manager

Job summary

The Centre for Structural Biology (CSB) is looking to recruit a full time Facility Manager to work on the Imperial College South Kensington Campus. We are looking to recruit a candidate with strong research experience in X-ray crystallography who is interested in acquiring new skills in cryo electron microscopy. The post is shared across both the X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) facilities and offers an exciting...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01410
  • Date posted 16 March 2023
  • Closing date 30 March 2023

Job description

Job summary

The Centre for Structural Biology (CSB) is looking to recruit a full time Facility Manager to work on the Imperial College South Kensington Campus. We are looking to recruit a candidate with strong research experience in X-ray crystallography who is interested in acquiring new skills in cryo electron microscopy.

The post is shared across both the X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) facilities and offers an exciting opportunity for training in the field of cryoEM. You will be responsible for managing the crystallisation and X‑ray crystallography facility within the CSB, including the training of facility users. You will work closely with users to support crystallisation experiments and X-ray crystallographic data collection, both within the CSB and at synchrotrons (primarily at the Diamond Light Source). You will support the operation of and training for biophysical equipment within CSB and will work closely with the cryoEM facility manager to support the training needs of the CSB user community. By joining the CSB Facilities team, you will benefit from a comprehensive package of career development opportunities, including Imperial’s Leadership and Management Development, and Training the Trainer Programmes. You will also have the opportunity to engage in collaborative research projects.

Duties and responsibilities

Within the facility, you will maintain and operate cutting edge structural biology equipment. You will coordinate data collections at synchrotron beamlines and keep up to date with new developments in the field. You will be responsible for health and safety aspects of the facility and in training users on the safe use of various instruments. You will also work together with the cryoEM facility manager on operational activities regarding the facility.

Essential requirements

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in structural biology with extensive experience in protein crystallization and X-ray crystallography structure determination. You will have experience in data collection techniques using synchrotron radiation and be willing to expand their structural biology skills to include training in cryo electron microscopy.

Further information

This is a full time, open-ended position based at South Kensington Campus.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Doryen Bubeck d.bubeck@imperial.ac.uk.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

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