Facility Manager

Division of Biosciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874808
  • Closes: 18th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will look after all equipment (both microscopes and specimen preparation equipment) in the facility. They will deliver expert technical advice and training in transmission and scanning electron microscopy to users of the facility, and, where required, they will assist with experimental design, specimen preparation, sectioning, staining, and data acquisition. They will be expected to be a point of contact for staff and students for advice regarding experimental procedures and techniques in both scanning, and transmission electron microscopy. They will also need to record usage to liaise with the divisional finance department to bill users for the use of the facility.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a BSc. in Biological or Physical Sciences and proven extensive knowledge of scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques and methodologies, as well as research techniques and methodologies (particularly those employed in biological sciences).

Further Details

Work is likely to be carried out remotely for the first few months, and the Faculty will endeavour to remain as flexible as possible about remote working thereafter.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply please click the “Apply Now” button below.

We are planning to hold interviews via Microsoft Teams. Applicants are asked to ensure they are available and are as flexible as possible with their availability in the event that these dates are amended.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Tom Hawkins (thomas.hawkins@ucl.ac.uk) and questions on the application process should be addressed to Biosciences Staffing (biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk) quoting reference number 1874808.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

18 Mar 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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