Research Fellow/ SuperSTEM Scientist in Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
£35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
Are you interested in solving diverse materials science problems using some of the most advanced electron microscopes in the world?

Would you like to develop new methodologies and instrumentation to enable the observation of materials with single-atom sensitivity?

Do you want to further your career in one of the premier facilities worldwide for analytical electron microscopy?

The SuperSTEM Laboratory in Daresbury, Cheshire, is an internationally renowned user centre, supported by EPSRC to operate the UK National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy. SuperSTEM offers access to world-leading scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instrumentation and expertise for the direct imaging and spectroscopy of atomic structures and the determination of chemical composition, bonding and vibrational properties, with a focus on single-atom precision and sensitivity in fields as diverse as catalysis, energy conversion and storage, biomaterials, organic and inorganic chemistry, mineralogy, planetary science, nuclear materials, condensed matter physics and quantum materials.

As a SuperSTEM Scientist/Research Fellow and a member of the dedicated team based at the SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury, you will undertake and lead aspects of research in advanced analytical STEM. You will provide operational and maintenance expertise for the Facility's core instruments in support of its wide user community, as well as training and support with data analysis, interpretation and modelling. You will also develop and undertake your own research programme in close collaboration with the Facility Director and University colleagues, with a focus on high-energy-resolution electron-energy-loss spectroscopy at the atomic scale.

You will be joining a team of dedicated experts in Daresbury, and be part of a wider team in advanced electron microscopy at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds, as well as a network of national and international partner institutions.

What we offer in return
  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) - That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance- the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Quentin Ramasse , Chair in Advanced Electron Microscopy and Director of the SuperSTEM Laboratory

Tel: +44 (0)1925 864 907 or email:

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