Research Fellow in Bio-Imaging

University of Leeds

University of Leeds – Faculty of Biological Sciences – School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Category: Research
Contract Type: Fixed Term (11 Months)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a project to support the development of ‘super-resolution’ imaging. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust ISSF.

You will use your knowledge and ability in cell biology to help us to develop a variety of imaging technologies for users of our Bio-imaging facility. These include PALM/STORM (Photoactivated light microscopy/Stochastic Optical Reconstruction microscopy), iSIM (‘instant’ structured illumination microscopy), Airy Scan, FCS (fluorescence correlation spectroscopy) and FLIM (fluorescence life-time imaging). Your role will be to provide the cell biology support for a physicist, who is involved in building and developing super-resolution microscopes. You will receive training in these cutting edge approaches, and then be expected to help train researchers in the faculties of Biological Sciences and Medicine and Health in these technologies. You will be creative, a quick-learner and able to work with custom-made instrumentation and non-standard analysis tools, in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to teach and support others to use and develop the imaging equipment.

You should have a PhD (or are close to completion) in an area of cell biology, as well as extensive experience in light microscopy (e.g. confocal, deconvolution, wide-field, and/or TIRF) of both live and fixed cells, and some experience of super-resolution imaging techniques such as PALM/STORM. You should also have extensive experience in cell culture, immunostaining, and some experience of imaging of fluorescently tagged proteins in live cells, and be experienced in helping others to learn these types of techniques.
You should have a strong background in cell biology and experience of multidisciplinary research at the interface with biology is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michelle Peckham, tel +44 (0)113 343 3438, email

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