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Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist, Electron Microscopy Resource Center in New York, New York

Job: IRC26152


Job Title Research Support Specialist, Electron Microscopy Resource Center

Laboratory / Department Electron Microscopy Resource Center

Department Description

The Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC) provides state-of-the-art electron microscopy support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples, including viruses, bacteria, animal tissues as well as cultured cells and isolated cellular components for ultrastructural analyses or immuno-electron microscopy. The EMRC is equipped with two transmission electron microscopes, a conventional scanningelectron microscope, and a high-pressure freezing and a freeze-substitution unit. (

Detailed Description

Reporting to the Director of the EMRC, the Research Support Specialist will perform specimen preparation, including fixation, resin embedding, negative staining, ultrathin sectioning, andimmunolabeling, operate the microscopes and associated equipment, train users, and consults with scientists on the design of experiments, data processing/analysis, interpretation of results, and informs users about the latest methodologies through familiarity with relevant literature. The Research SupportSpecialists will participate in all of EMRC daily operations, including maintenance, upkeep of the electron microscopes, associated equipment, and laboratory space, ordering supplies, and administrative tasks, including center billing. #INDRE

Job Requirements

Master's degree or Ph.D. degree or equivalent background in biology, bioengineering, or a related field required. Must have a minimum of five years of hands-on experience in electron microscopy, including biological sample preparation, ultramicrotomy, immuno-electron microscopy, image analysis, and interpretation. Must have the ability to produce high-quality EM samples and images, an affinity for tasks requiring fine motor skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently on a wide variety of research projects. Ability to manage time efficiently, complete tasks on time, and to adapt to unscheduled requests necessary. Must be detail-oriented, focused, and highly motivated. A strong background in computation and image acquisition/analysis programs (SerialEM, Image J) is a plus.

Additional Details

This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans