Higher Research Scientist OrbiSIMS

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Higher Research Scientist OrbiSIMS


Fixed Term

£31,500 - £35,000

Closing date:
30th September 2017

Job Description

The UK`s National Physical Laboratory sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application as one of the world’s top three National Measurement Institutes. Every employee at NPL is central to achieving our aim of continuing to innovate and deliver scientific excellence. Our mission is to provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life.
Join the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at an exciting time of growth where you will have a great opportunity to maximise Impact from science. We are bold and visionary and we believe anything is possible at NPL.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team developing and applying the revolutionary 3D OrbiSIMS for high-resolution biomedical imaging. This powerful new instrument, built from an NPL concept, has recently been installed at NPL. It has the highest simultaneous spatial resolution and mass resolving power providing unique capability for label-free 3D imaging of cells, bacteria and tissue.

We are seeking a post-doctoral (or equivalent) scientist or engineer to manage and operate the NPL 3D OrbiSIMS facility. This post will involve: acquisition and interpretation of data for internal investigators and external users; training and support to postgraduates and other users; maximising the impact of this unique capability through connecting and collaborating with industry. Additionally the duties include ensuring the instrument is maintained, calibrated and has optimal performance. Opportunities for research & development to improve and develop the instrument are encouraged.

Candidates must have an interest in instrumentation and have proven analytical skills, preferably within the mass spectrometry imaging field. The successful candidate must be able to interact effectively with other researchers and have good written communication skills. Experience with secondary ion mass spectrometry, ToF-SIMS, Orbitrap MS or mass spectrometry imaging is desirable.

The post holder will work closely with a higher research scientist managing the new NPL CAMECA NanoSIMS 50L facility.
Please note this is a 3 year Fixed Term Contract. For more information please contact Thalia.jones@npl.co.uk
Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised crèche, restaurant and free parking.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Practitioner.

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