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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.

Electron Microscopy Support Technician

Experimental Officer – Electron Microscopy

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

Electron Microscopy Support Technician

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date: 08/08/2019
Salary: £27,025 to £31,302
Contract Duration: Fixed Term (starting asap until 31 October 2021 in the first instance)

The Royce has invested significantly in new analytical instrumentation in the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester. The EMC is currently represented across three sites which house 13 SEMs, 5 TEMs, 4 FIBs and associated sample preparation equipment. You will be providing support and assistance for the day-to-day running of the EMC, and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that all sample preparation equipment is maintained, clean and serviceable. You will work alongside a team of (Senior) Experimental Officers to provide technical support and expertise to an internal and external user community regarding the use of a wide range of scientific equipment and to ensure optimal sample preparation.

You will have hands-on experience of electro-polishing or similar electro-chemical techniques and knowledge of broad ion beam milling techniques for samples for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). You will have the skills to maintain and operate high-end experimental instrumentation and the ability to understand and interpret the technical requirements of users to assist in preparing samples for EM analysis.

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Experimental Officer - Electron Microscopy

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 08/08/2019
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Contract Duration: Fixed Term (starting asap until 31 October 2021 in the first instance)

The Royce has invested significantly in new analytical instrumentation in the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester. The EMC is currently represented across three sites which house 13 SEMs, 5 TEMs, 4 FIBs and associated sample preparation equipment. You will be primarily responsible for ensuring Royce projects are delivered in line with customer expectations and provide technical support and expertise to grow and oversee an internal and external user community of researchers, students and industry collaborators and customers.  You should able to advise on the feasibility and suitability of the electron microscopes and analytical instrumentation to the project’s aims.

You will have demonstrable knowledge and extensive experience in the operation of scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and focussed ion microscopes (FIBs) with knowledge of transmission electron microscopy.  You will have experience in delivering projects to tight deadlines and the ability to write technical reports.

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