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Department of Genetics


Biological Microscopy Coordinator (Fixed Term)

The School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge is seeking applications for a Biological Microscopy Coordinator. This will be hosted within the Department of Genetics and Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre, for a fixed term period of five years in the first instance. The aim of this role is to facilitate the integration of light microscopy resources and boost inter-departmental working relationships within the School of Biological Sciences at the level of research facility access. It will involve liaising with researchers across the School of Biological sciences and establishing direct research links with technical support staff housed within Departmental imaging facilities.

The role would suit a post-doctoral researcher with a background in physics and/or microscopy development who has a genuine interest in Biological research and wishes to engage directly with researchers working with a broad spectrum of biological samples. Alternatively, it would also suit a postdoctoral researcher with a background in the use of light imaging as their primary research tool for biological research but wishing to gain further experience in cutting-edge imaging approaches.

Exceptionally high communication skills and a willingness to engage in inter-disciplinary research will be required for the role. The role holder will benefit from access to researchers at the interface of physics and biology through the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology and interactions with the School of Biological Sciences Research Themes, engaging with the full range of Biology research within the school and building new research contacts.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17th July 2022

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Ben Steventon

Further information about the Department of Genetics and Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre can be found on our websites and

We are a signatory of DORA and committed to the responsible use of bibliometrics in research assessment, consequently applicants should not include journal-based metrics or raw citation counts in their CVs (

Please quote reference PC31263 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Selection Committee

Not applicable for this role