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We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Research Assistant II/Imaging Specialist.The ideal candidate would be at the B.Sc., preferably Master's or Engineering level, with imaging experience in wide field, TIRF and/or confocal microscopy and expertise in live and/or single molecule visualization. Proven ability to maintain microscopes and build associated instruments are essential. The applicant should be 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, classical and 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 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.
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 singlemolecule 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.
To qualify, you must have:
A B.Sc. AND a minimum of one year of relevant work experience. Preferably Master's or Engineering level, with imaging experience in wide field, TIRF and/or confocal microscopy and expertise in live and/or single molecule visualization.
Ability to communicate effectively with researchers with various knowledge levels in imaging technology and proven ability to troubleshoot are essential.
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific mathematical, or technical principles.
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Department: Research- IDI
Standard Hours Per Week: 40