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Microscopy Specialist
  • Employer: Natural History Museum
  • Reference: DMMS
  • Published: Tue 02/03/2021, 9:58 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 23/03/2021, 9:58 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full-time 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £30877 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Full-time 36 hours per week

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Microscopy Specialist

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated scientist with experience in Light Microscopy and macrophotography to join the our Imaging and Analysis Centre!

Our Imaging and Analysis Centre incorporates extensive automated light microscopy facilities, Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscopy (VP-SEM); high-resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FEG-SEM); analytical SEM (SEM-EDX) and confocal light microscopy (CLSM). In addition, there are 3D scanning, 3D visualisation and X-ray micro-CT laboratories as well as comprehensive chemical analytical facilities.

You will provide training and support for high quality light microscopy and macrophotography to users from a range of backgrounds, examining a wide variety of samples. You will also maintain the lab spaces to appropriate H&S standards, carry out risk and COSHH assessments.

About you

You will have a Life or Earth Science degree, or equivalent relevant experience in the field, and must have proven experience of light microscopy and macro-photography. You will also have experience of Microsoft Office, Photoshop and other image processing packages.

Training may be provided across the full range of microscopy instrumentation, dependent on your level of pre-existing experience.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 23 March

Interviews expected 31 March - 1 April

How to apply

If that sounds like you please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
  • A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification.

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome applications from everyone - diversity, inclusion and the feeling of belonging matters to us. By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of diverse backgrounds we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. We offer a stimulating and professional environment in which to work. This is a remarkable place we look for staff who can work according to our values - we champion diversity, encourage creativity, we are connected, and we value evidence.