Contract: Fixed Term (3 years), Full time
Salary: From £33,500 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 7506
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. We are looking for a highly organised, proactive, experienced nuclear imaging specialist to join our In Vivo Imaging Facility. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the nuclear imaging suite, working closely together with the researchers from various Crick research labs as well as the head of radiation safety.
The Francis Crick Institute’s In Vivo Imaging Facility incorporates state-of-the-art multimodal in vivo imaging capabilities, including whole body optical imaging (bioluminescence and NIR fluorescence), X-ray micro-CT, high-resolution ultrasound equipment, multiphoton/confocal microscope, a dedicated small-animal 9.4T MRI system, PET-MRI and SPECT-CT. Current projects range from basic developmental biology in non-mammalian organisms to stem cell biology, immunology and preclinical assessment of new therapeutic strategies in clinically relevant models of human cancers, therefore offering exposure to a wide breadth of innovative basic and translational science.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.