Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist, Electron Microscopy Resource Center in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Specialist, Electron Microscopy Resource Center
Laboratory / Department Electron Microscopy Resource Center
The Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC) is one of the University's scientific core facilities, providing expert electron microscopy services and training to researchers at The Rockefeller University and neighboring institutions. The EMRC provides state of the art electron microscopy support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples, including virus, bacteria, insects, animal tissue as well as cultured cell and isolated cellular components for structural analyses or immuno-electron microscopy. The EMRC has two transmission electron microscopes (JEM1400 Plus, ThermoFisher FEI TECNAI G2) and a scanning electron microscopes (Zeiss Leo1550). The JEM1400 Plus and TECNAI G2 have cryo-EM, tomography and montage capability. In addition, the JEM1400 plus has scanning function (STEM) and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) capabilities. The LEO 1550 has a backscatter detector in addition to In-lens and SE2 detectors. The Merlin is equipped with a field-emission electron gun equipped with Gatan 3View and STEM. The EMRC also offers cryo-EM preparation using cryo-plungers or High Pressure Freezing and Freeze Substitution units.
The Research Support Specialist will perform specimen preparation, including fixation, resin embedding, negative staining, ultrathin sectioning, and immunolabeling, operates the microscopes and associated equipment, trains 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 Support Specialists 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
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.
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