Experimental Officer in Transmission Electron Microscopy

University of Manchester School of Natural Sciences

Experimental Officer or Senior Experimental Officer in Transmission Electron Microscopy

Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017156

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/08/2021

Salary: Experimental Officer £32,816 to £40,322 or Senior Experimental Officer £41,526 to £51,034 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Materials

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1st October 2021 until 31st September 2023 initially (part of a 5 year project)

An Experimental Officer (EO) or Senior Experimental Officer (SEO) position with Prof Sarah Haigh is available to develop and apply cutting-edge in situ (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) characterisation of nanomaterial catalysts. This is part of a collaborative project between Cardiff University, The University of Manchester, bp and Johnson Matthey (JM), co-funded by EPSRC and industry. The position is available from 1st October 2021 for 24 months in the first instance, extendable for up to 5 years depending on performance.

The overall aim of the project is to develop a platform of new sustainable catalyst technologies that will enable clean growth and a low carbon future. This particular EO/SEO role will provide in situ S/TEM characterization to support the wider programme, working closely with other team members, to apply cutting edge experimental methods to better understand catalytic testing results and provide validation for computational modelling.

The successful candidate will work within Prof. Haigh’s research team, which will be based in the Department of Materials. You should hold (or be nearing completion) a postgraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant science or engineering discipline and/or significant experience of working in an electron microscopy laboratory environment. You will require knowledge of catalyst characterization, hands-on transmission electron microscopy expertise and demonstrated data analysis experience of advanced TEM data sets. You will have to work to strict deadlines and will possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

The Department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department holds a Silver Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/                           

 Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered       

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Sarah Haigh:

Email: sarah.haigh@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.