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As a partnership of nine leading institutions, the Henry Royce Institute is driven by its people – both researchers and operational teams – that support our materials science agenda and enable successful collaboration with industry.

At the heart of the Royce is a culture that respects diversity, engenders trust, and supports the success of individuals and institutions. Each Partner institution facilitates a collaborative network, incorporating industry, academia and other stakeholders in the materials community.

We recognise the power of connecting people and ideas, and aspire to be an international flagship for materials scientists.

Prof. David Knowles
CEO, Henry Royce Institute

NXCT Facility Manager and Principal Instrument Scientist

Job reference: SAE-016286
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester with travel required within the UK on a regular basis
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/03/2021
Salary: £52,559 to £62,727 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Employment type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible for 4.5 years in the first instance

The National X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray computed tomography. We bring together world-leading capability in lab-based XCT from the universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, University College London and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials.

As the UK’s national research facility, we provide an unparalleled combination of 3D imaging facilities and data analysis, research knowledge and technical experience to support users that have never worked with X-ray scanning before and to help advanced users conduct exciting new experiments. Together, our five partners provide a unique and diverse shared capability to the UK. The NXCT will provide: access to state-of-the-art X-ray instruments; technical support for new and existing users; the expertise to design complex experiments; and the infrastructure and resources to analyse 3D and 4D data.

The NXT Facility Manager will work in partnership with the NXCT Directors to deliver and advance this world-class national research facility. As the technical and operational lead for the Facility, you will manage a team to provide an exceptional service to our users and to ensure developments in the field of X-ray imaging are implemented within the facility for the benefit of the research community. This is an externally-facing and strategic role, with a key element being relationship building a broad range of stakeholders.

UoM and Royce actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression. We are currently piloting positive action in recruitment, aiming in this case for at least one in three of the candidates that meet the essential shortlisting criteria and are to be interviewed (after shortlist) to be female, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+ or to have a declared disability. Equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the panel.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr. Timothy Burnett, NXCT Director
Email: timothy.burnett@manchester.ac.uk