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Technical Specialist / Experimental Officer

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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This vacancy has arisen through the arrival of new imaging capabilities (Nanostring DSP) that will require expert support. This is an ideal opportunity to join our successful team, develop applications for deep phenotyping of tissues and deliver impact to our research groups York as well as support external users to exploit this new technology.

The role will be based in the internationally recognised Bioscience Technology - Imaging & Cytometry Laboratory. This is one of the five specialist core laboratories and focuses on all aspects of microscopy and flow cytometry. We have an impressive range of confocal microscopes, including multiphoton and spinning disk systems as well as the more common laser scanning systems, high end flow cytometers and cell sorter along with high end SEM and TEM. The laboratory is also involved in direct technology research programmes through grants and commercial collaborations. Full details of the instruments available within the laboratory can be found at

The work of the laboratory is wide and very varied and involves user training, support and advice; experimental troubleshooting and equipment maintenance; method development; and teaching on our international training courses.  Our users are researchers from both the University of York and external organisations (companies, other universities, Government institutions etc.).

The Bioscience Technology Facility within the Department of Biology provides research support and services to both researchers form within the University as well as to external researchers from academia and industry. The Facility is internationally recognised as providing a premier service to its many users.

The candidate should have a PhD or equivalent experience, expert current knowledge of the techniques associated with the Imaging and Cytometry Laboratory, and extensive experience in confocal and fluorescence microscopy, experience of providing training in both informal and formal settings, proven ability to interact with users in a positive and proactive manner, lead projects and have a flexible and responsive approach to the work with a good customer focus.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Peter O'Toole at or tel +44 (0)1904 328722 or Joanne Marrison at or tel +44 (0)1904 328720.

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