Higher Research Scientist - Multiphoton BioMicroscopy


Job Ref:
66290

Job Title:
Higher Research Scientist - Multiphoton BioMicroscopy

Location:
Teddington

Type:
Permanent

Closing date:
21st October 2018

Job Description

NPL is the UK`s National Measurement Institute providing the measurement expertise that underpins UK prosperity and quality of life. From superfast 5G to antibiotic alternatives, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement to succeed. Building on over a century`s worth of expertise, NPL`s science, engineering and technology makes this possible.
NPL is a world-leading research facility, bringing together scientists and engineers from almost every field to help save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure as well as support global trade and innovation.
NPL has a regional footprint with hubs around the UK, plans for international growth and a state-of-the art purpose-built laboratory in Teddington, south west London, where its scientists and engineers work with leading edge equipment and facilities.
In line with significant organisational growth and transformation plans, NPL has a clear vision `to be an exemplary National Laboratory that undertakes excellent science and engineering and uses this to deliver extraordinary impact for the UK`. We also clearly define our mission `to provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK`s prosperity and quality of life`.
We currently have a vacancy for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a background in optics, multiphoton biomicroscopy and image analysis to work within our Biometrology group.

The Biometrology group at NPL is a growing multidisciplinary team who develop innovative materials, tools and methods to advance the current understanding of biological processes at the biomolecular, subcellular and cellular levels. Our research responds to the challenges of reproducibility, traceability and comparability in biological R&D as well as the lack of suitable biological standards. The successful candidate will apply this knowledge to address global challenges, including drug and antimicrobial discovery, cell and gene therapies, optogenetics, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology.

Working as part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists and physicists, you will develop and apply cutting edge light microscopy methods with a focus on multiphoton microscopy for quantitative imaging and analysis of biological systems. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with and develop their skills in other complementary imaging techniques, including super-resolution and light sheet microscopy.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject, with competence in the development of scientific instrumentation and imaging systems, relevant scientific programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Labview) and experience of optical microscopy (preferably multiphoton) including biological image analysis. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are both essential criteria.

Additional desirable skills and experience include software development for instrument control and live cell imaging.
We may close the vacancy prior to the end date if needed
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.