Scientific Officer

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£36,382 - £40,927
12 May 2022
End of advertisement period
29 May 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Applications are invited for an exciting Scientific Officer role within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Technical Support Team, assisting research activities across the Department of Applied Sciences. 

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Northumbria Microscopy Laboratory. You will have extensive knowledge and expertise of the equipment and techniques used in:

  • Bioimaging, specifically bright field, wide field, fluorescence, laser scanning confocal and laser capture microscopy 
  • Bioanalysis, specifically flow cytometry

You will operate and maintain specialised imaging/analysis systems, carry out routine maintenance, keep up to date with the latest imaging/analysis methodologies, develop new techniques and uphold good working practices and health and safety.

Utilising your specialist knowledge and skills, you will provide training, supervision and advice in bioimaging and bioanalysis in support of teaching, research, CPD and enterprise activity.  You will work with users to find imaging solutions to support the effective use of the laboratory and enable the department to successfully utilise and integrate bioanalysis and bioimaging into high quality academic research.   

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective and collaborative working relationships in a diverse working environment. Strong IT and problem-solving skills are essential, together with significant experience with Health and Safety regulations/protocols and training researchers of all ability levels.

The university is a supporter of the Technical Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff.

This is a part time job share position working 14.8 hours per week, Monday and Tuesday under the faculty flexi-time system.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paul Broom, Technical Manager by email:  

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 29/05/2022