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NXCT Senior Experimental Officer
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016428

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/04/2021

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Temporary To Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Henry Royce Institute

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible until 31st October 2025

The National X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray computed tomography. We bring together world-leading capability in lab-based XCT from the universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, University College London and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials.

As the UK’s national research facility, we provide an unparalleled combination of 3D imaging facilities and data analysis, research knowledge and technical experience to support users that have never worked with X-ray scanning before and to help advanced users conduct exciting new experiments. Together, our five partners provide a unique and diverse shared capability to the UK. The NXCT will provide: access to state-of-the-art X-ray instruments; technical support for new and existing users; the expertise to design complex experiments; and the infrastructure and resources to analyse 3D and 4D data.

You will focus on supporting both academic and industry users in collecting X-ray CT data, either working together or on their behalf. The NXCT facility at Manchester currently comprises 10 X-ray instruments, which enable 3D computed tomography (CT) imaging of objects over a wide range of time and length scales. Utilising our state-of-the-art visualisation suite, the role will include optimising X-ray CT measurements and data collection, and analysing data for in situ and time lapse data using a range of 3D image analysis software.

You will work as part of a team, including with internal and external colleagues to maintain equipment and supervise the facility environment. For this role, there is a specific focus on having oversight for health and safety for the facility, ensuring safety documentation is complete and safety training is provided to all users as required. The post holder will also have line-management responsibility for two technical staff, including planning their work, monitoring their performance and supporting their professional development.

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.

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: Dr. Jennifer Sanders, NXCT Project Manager


General enquiries:


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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.