The Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI) seeks a full-time Imaging Scientist to assist with operations in a fast-paced and exciting light microscopy environment. The HCBI provides access to 12 high-end light microscopes, 5 image processing workstations, and tissue clearing equipment. Nearly 700 users from Harvard, local research hospitals, other academic institutions and industry use the facility on an annual basis. The HCBI is a unique "Evergreen" facility whereby our leased equipment is replaced every three years; ensuring users always have access to cutting-edge instruments. Imaging services include confocal, multi-photon, super-resolution (lattice SIM, 3D SMLM), lightsheet, TIRF, whole slide scanning, high content screening, live cell imaging, macroscopy, laser microdissection, fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), and tissue clearing.
The Imaging Scientist will serve as an advisor to HCBI users regarding experimental design and image analysis, a primary contact for new user training for both basic and advanced light microscopy techniques, and a point of contact for questions arising from the use of HCBI imaging systems. The Imaging Specialist will assist with ongoing maintenance, upgrades, repairs and customizations of microscopes, in addition to performance monitoring and troubleshooting (software and hardware) and serving as the biological safety officer. The Imaging Scientist will be a key member of the HCBI's educational team and will participate in teaching activities at bi-monthly Lunch and Learn lectures and annual microscopy workshops.
This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
We regret that Harvard does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in life science or related field
A minimum of three years of research experience
Demonstrated knowledge of microscopy theory and previous experience using multiple light microscopy techniques
An MA or PhD in science, engineering, or related field is highly preferred. (MA, PhD can count towards experience).
Experience with any or all of the following software packages is desirable: ZEN, SymPhoTime 64, Fiji/ImageJ, arivis vision 4D, Imaris, and Cell Profiler.
Programming experience in Java, Python or Matlab is a plus.
Strong communication in English (both written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and maneuver around and under large tables and equipment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52310BR
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