Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy

New imaging methodologies lie at the heart of our ability to make step changes in our scientific understanding. In biological systems correlative microscopy enables the gap between ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy and lower resolution (but fast time scale) fluorescence microscopy to be bridged. This ability to map information from one length scale to the other significantly enhances our understanding of structure/function relationships within biological systems.

You will therefore develop a research profile in the area of Correlative Light & Electron microscopy focussing on bridging the gap between cell biology and traditional structural methods in any area of biology focussed on human disease. A proven record of achievement in international quality publications is essential to contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020. You will also be expected to attract research income on an individual and collaborative basis with colleagues in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Astbury Centre of Structural Molecular Biology. In addition, you will provide research supervision and attract research students to the University and undertake a teaching load deemed appropriate by the Head of School, which will be significantly reduced in the first years of the fellowship. Excellent facilities and infrastructure are available for cell-based imaging, including super-resolution and electron microscopy.

You will also have a strong background in cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, and the drive and enthusiasm to use that experience to tackle important problems in any area of cell biology. Individuals with experience of attracting external funding are particularly encouraged to apply.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact either Professor Adrian Whitehouse, Director of Research, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7096, email: or Professor David Westhead, Head of School, Molecular and Cellular Biology, tel: +44 (0)113 343 3116, email:

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