We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Imaging Specialist to start immediately. The ideal candidate would have a B.Sc. or Master's degree in Bioengineering, Biophysics, Chemistry or Cell Biology or be an Electrical Engineer, with imaging experience in wide field, TIRF and/or confocal microscopy and expertise in live and/or single molecule visualization. Proven abilities to maintain microscopes and build associated instruments are 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 light microscopy imaging data.
Our research program integrates results from molecular biology, 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.
We have two inverted Zeiss microscopes and one upright Zeiss microscope that are coupled to spinning disc confocal heads set up for live cell 3D-time series imaging. One inverted microscope is also set up for TIRF, FRAP and photoactivation. Three additional microscopes are set up for multi-wavelength TIRF of live cells with single-molecule sensitivity. All the set ups include an environmental chamber with temperature, humidity and CO2 control. Deconvolution and image restoration is done 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 maintaining and directing the operation of six microscopes and associated equipment (for spinning disk confocal microscopy, TIRF, FRAP, expansion imaging, super resolution, single-molecule imaging, photoactivation, deconvolution, computers), 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 DOCUMENTED EXPERIENCE.