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Electron Microscope Operator - AR2044MR
School of Chemistry
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School of Chemistry, Salary: £32,548 - £35,550 per annum. Fixed Term: 24 months, Start Date: As soon as possible

We seek to appoint an operator to work as part of a team running the electron microscopy facility at the University of St Andrews. The facility comprises of a transmission and scanning transmission electron microscope(STEM), a high resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) with focused ion beam (FIB), a conventional TEM, a conventional SEM and a field emission gun SEM. You will operate these facilities assisting users, perform service work, perform original research, train users and help to manages facilities. A PhD in electron microscopy is essential, preferably you will have specialist postdoctoral experience in some or all of HRTEM, FIB microscopy and EELS.

Informal enquiries to Professor John Irvine, email:

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

In 2019 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Eden Campus, Guardbridge by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post will not be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge.

Please quote ref: AR2044MR

Closing Date: 26 March 2018

Further Particulars: AR2044MR FPs.doc

School of Chemistry
Salary: £32,548 - £35,550 per annum
Fixed Term: 24 months
Start Date: As soon as possible

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