Technical Specialist (SEM)

University of Manchester

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Technical Specialist to join our dynamic Faculty Technical Operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for our students and staff. The purpose of this role is to:

  • Be part of a team of Senior Technical Specialists and Technical Specialists responsible for the care, maintenance and operation of the SEMs, TEMs FIBs and associated analytical/preparation equipment across the EM Platform.
  • Offer specialised electron microscope training, advice in your area of expertise and, where appropriate, a bespoke service to users of the EM Suite. This will involve devising and implementing specific training strategies to improve response times and training throughput.
  • Ensure that the electron microscopes and specialty systems are fully operational and comply with the University’s Health and Safety standards

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

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: Michael Faulkner, Senior Technical Specialist – EM

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:

Email: [email protected]

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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.

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