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Microscopy Facility Research Scientist - QMUL23522

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23522
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 07-Dec-2020
Closing date: 18-Jan-2021

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William Harvey Research Institute
Centre for Microvascular Research
Centre Facility Manager 


About the Role
Applications are invited for a full-time Microscopy Facility Manager within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London  ( The appointed person will manage the microscopy facility housed within the Centre for Microvascular Research (CMR) ( The responsibilities will include overseeing the maintenance, operation and day-to-day use of multiple fluorescent, confocal and multiphoton microscopy platforms and image analysis workstations. The candidate will establish a financially sustainable management structure for the facility, provide image analysis expertise and training for users, ensuring continuity and advancement of specialized experimental procedures and protocols. 

About You
The position would suit a highly motivated, consciences candidate with exemplary time-management skills and a PhD in a biomedical discipline, significant research experience and evidence of extensive expertise with confocal microscopy and imaging of in vitro and in vivo models. Facility management experience is advantageous.  

About the Centre
The Centre for Microvascular Research, is an internationally respected hub of academic excellence in inflammatory and vascular research, composed of >40 staff. The Centre is based within the picturesque Charterhouse Square Campus in the heart of City of London. 

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it is simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

This is a full-time university funded position, initially for 3 years. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Tom Nightingale and Mathieu-Benoit Voisin at and

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The closing date for applications is 18 January 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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