Industrial Liaison Scientist - cryo-EM

eBIC for Industry is a recently inaugurated centre offering professional cryo-EM services to the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Situated in the national cryo-EM facility of eBIC, the partnership between Thermo Fisher Scientific and Diamond Light Source provides access to state-of-the-art microscopes, world-class experience, and the support services of the synchrotron environment. The density of high-end microscopes, access to complementary synchrotron-based techniques and the on-site manufacturer experience in our team makes eBIC for Industry a unique offer to the life science sector. We are now looking to expand the team to meet the increasing demand from companies wishing to apply cryo-EM methods to their challenging structural research questions.

This position is an opportunity to apply your cryo-EM knowledge to an array of projects with real-world impact on human health and great importance to the drug discovery business. Our team supports clients with a wide range of cryo-EM experience; from those first evaluating cryo-EM capabilities to those routinely applying the technique in their discovery pipelines. Dedicated Glacios and Krios G3i microscopes along with a full suite of preparation facilities and computing resources are at our disposal to drive client projects towards the atomic resolution insights they seek.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced cryo-EM structural biologist capable of contributing to the entire single-particle experiment from grid preparation to data analysis and model building. An understanding of structure-guided drug design and experience with protein production are also key to being able to consult effectively in this role. As this is a client-facing position you will need excellent communication skills and a professional service-focused outlook, along with project management and multitasking skills.

Business Area
Full Time Salary
£33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Post Type
Full time / Fixed term
5 years
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Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women. 

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Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.