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Current vacancies based at the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology.

Academic and Research positions in the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit. The new Institute aims to exploit synergies in research technologies to deliver major advances in both fundamental and translational research and has the following major research strands: understanding the structure and mechanism of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes in biology, structure-based drug discovery and design, the use of single molecule techniques to understand biological processes, and the development of chemical probes and compound libraries.

Current vacancies at the LISCB.

Electron Microscopy Facility Manager - REF MBP01999

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology

Salary Grade 8 or 9 - £42,418 to £56,950 per annum

Full-time open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for five years.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

This role is responsible for the efficient management of a new state-of-the-art regional cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility hosted by the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology ( The Facility is based around a 300kV Titan Krios G3 Electron Microscope with K3 and Falcon III direct electron detectors.

In addition to the day-to-day running of the Facility the post holder will be responsible for interactions with local, regional and national partners to best promote the Facility. The post holder will also be involved in the development of strategy for the allocation of user time, user training and sustainability of the Facility.

This position is ideal for someone with extensive experience in cryo-electron microscopy and in managing an electron microscopy facility. You will have been involved in innovative research as well as having several quality publications in peer reviewed journals and a strong reputation in your research field.

The post is available at either Grade 8 or Grade 9 depending on level of experience.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor John Schwabe on or 0116 229 7030.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 25 September 2017.

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Informal Enquiries:

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Dr Peter Watson via email (

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