Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Department: 140501 - Engineering Research
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State University is seeking an expert staff scientist to lead its efforts in biological electron microscopy and associated sample preparation techniques. The AIF is a leading microscopy center in the Southeastern U.S. and is expanding its biological and soft-matter characterization capabilities. To this end, the AIF has recently installed a Talos G2 S/TEM with low-temperature imaging capabilities to complement its current cryo-SEM and other analytical tools. Concurrently, the AIF is working to add other key sample preparation equipment, including freeze fracture and high pressure freezing. The staff scientist will work closely with multiple NC State Departments, including but not limited to Plant and Microbial Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Crop and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The staff scientist will develop workshops and train users on topics of biological sample preparation and imaging through the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). The staff scientist will also spend dedicated time performing collaborative research within the multi-disciplinary Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (www.lignocellulose.org/) under the direction of Dr. Candace Haigler (https://cals.ncsu.edu/plant-and-microbial-biology/people/chhaigle/).
Relevant Ph.D degree (or relevant terminal degree), or relevant Master’s degree with at least 5 years of formal post-degree professional work experience. In rare instances, an individual with a comparable professional experience but less than a master’s degree, plus 8 years of exceptional relevant professional experience. May require terminal degree and licensure.
At least three peer-reviewed journal publications reflecting expertise in biological transmission electron microscopy.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107275
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