Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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The Department of Biological Structure is a modern anatomy department which studies structural organization ranging from molecules to the human body. The faculty's scholarly interests can be roughly divided into four groups: cell and developmental biology; neural circuits in retina and brain; three-dimensional structure of biologically-relevant molecules studied by X-ray crystallography; and computer graphics and informatics. The research activity in the department is funded by NIH and NSF grants, private foundation grants, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USDA and a contract from the National Library of Medicine. Most faculty members interact with other faculty, residents and students within Biological Structure as well as with groups in other departments throughout the University. This creates a stimulating atmosphere which encourages innovative anatomical research.
The Department of Biological Structure currently has an outstanding opportunigy for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3 position is to prepare biological samples by chemical fixation, perform thin/ultrathin sectioning on these samples and perform electron microscopy imaging of the samples. The RS3 will both assist and be responsible for independent research projects requiring serial electron microscopy, especially serial block face scanning electron microscopy. He/she is expected to train users to independently operate both transmission and scanning electron microscopes. In addition, the RSII is expected to perform 3D reconstructions of the serial EM images, and train users in software for such analysis. He/she will also modify SOPs and general protocols, maintain stock solutions, assist users with EM lab scheduling, create and manage user requests, archive data, and order supplies. It is also preferable that the RSII has light microscopy imaging expertise, in particular with confocal or two photon laser scanning microscopy so as to assist users in correlative fluorescence and serial electron microscopy.
Master's Degree in Biology or related fields.
Seven or more years of experience.
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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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