We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Imaging Specialist to start immediately. The ideal candidate would be have a B.Sc. or Master's degree in Bioengineering, Biophysics, Chemistry or Cell Biology, with imaging experience in transmission, scanning or FIB-SEM electron microscopy. Proven ability to independently operate an electron microscope is essential. She/he is an individual interested in working with students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty doing research that requires generation of 'high end', state-of-the-art FIB-SEM imaging data.
Our research program integrates results from molecular and structural biology, contemporary cell biology, single-molecule biophysics, live-cell imaging, and ‘chemical genetics’ to describe complex cellular processes at remarkably high spatial and temporal resolution and achieve single-molecule biochemistry in living cells. The ultimate aim is to link molecular structure and mechanism with the physiology of cells and tissues.
We have a Zeiss Crossbeam 540 FIB-SEM system for EM imaging, a Quorum 150R ES sputter coater for non-oxidizing metal and carbon coating, an automated Leica tissue processing instrument for staining samples. 3D Image restoration and analysis is done off-line with our own computational cluster. A RAID server is available for data storage.
The goal is to enable researchers primarily working on cell biology to make use of advanced imaging technologies in their research programs. She/he oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for directing, maintaining and operating in a daily basis the FIB-SEM, for guiding in the preparation of samples and image analysis, for training users and for providing hands-on help and assistance on an ongoing basis. Ability to communicate effectively with researchers with various knowledge levels in imaging technology and proven ability to troubleshoot are essential.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE ACCORDING TO EXPERIENCE