The Rockefeller University seeks a Research Support Specialist to join Electron Microscopy Resource Center. 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.
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.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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Internal Number: IRC25045
About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.