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Senior Scientific Officer in X-ray Microscopy

Faculty of Technology

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Senior Scientific Officer in X-ray Microscopy


Information for Candidates


Please see the attached job description and person specification.




The School of Mechanical and Design Engineering at the University of Portsmouth wishes to recruit a Senior Scientific Officer in X-ray microscopy. The role will be based within the Future Technology Centre and support X-ray microscopy at the Zeiss Global Centre (ZGC), including two Versa 510 and 520 microscopes as well as associated techniques such as extensive in situ facilities and digital resources. Further details of the facility can be found at

The ZGC is at the forefront of advanced X-ray microscopy, particularly coupled with techniques such as in situ mechanics and digital volume correlation (DVC), for which is considered one of the reference centres in UK and abroad. The ZGC has an international reputation in producing high-impact academic outputs, securing significant external income and providing opportunities for collaborations across multiple disciplines within the university as well as nationally and internationally. Specific areas of excellence include imaging-based understanding of complex structures, bioengineering, bioinspiration and imaging-additive manufacturing relationships.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: X-ray microscopy, mechanical behaviour of structures, image analysis and digital volume correlation (DVC). The ZGC has a number of external partners and strategic links, and the position is expected to contribute to maintaining and growing these links. Additionally, the post holder is strongly encouraged to develop his/her own research area.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science and engineering. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena Swan bronze award and is committed to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for men and women.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Gianluca Tozzi at or phone +44 (0)23 9284 2514.

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