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Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist in New York, New York

Job: IRC24506


Job Title Research Support Specialist

Laboratory / Department Bio-Imaging Resource Center

Department Description

We provide members of the University and their visitors with a wide spectrum of microscopy equipment and image analysis software packages, together with extensive training in their use. Systems include state-of-the-art optical imaging using widefield, confocal, multiphoton, light-sheet and super-resolution microscopy. We also provide consultation on sample preparation and immunolabeling procedures. We train researchers to use the microscopes and image acquisition software themselves, providing assistance when necessary to ensure collection of high quality images. Staff also conduct more complex work on a collaborative basis with the scientists.

The center currently houses several widefield fluorescence/transmitted light microscopes (Zeiss and Olympus), two DeltaVision Image Restoration microscopes (API/GE Healthcare), three laser scanning confocal microscopes (a Zeiss LSM 780, a Leica SP8 and a Zeiss LSM 880 NLO system), a Yokagawa spinning disk confocal microscope (Zeiss/Spectral Applied), an FV1000MPE Twin upright multiphoton system (Olympus), a multi-line STORM/TIRF system (Nikon) fitted with widefield-FLIM and TIRF-FLIM capabilities (Lambert Instruments), an LCV110 "VivaView" Incubator Microscope (Olympus), a Yokawawa CV1000 "CellVoyager" environmental spinning disk system (Olympus), an Ultramicroscope light sheet system (LaVision BioTec), a laser microdissection system (MMI), and an OMX 3D-SIM super-resolution microscope (API/GE Healthcare). Most of the systems are fitted with environmental chambers for live cell imaging.

The center has five full-time research support staff including the director. The center is staffed during business hours and under an open-access model, trained investigators can use the facility 24/7. In addition, many of the systems can be operated remotely via the center's on-line facility management software.

Detailed Description

The Research Support Specialist will be advising and training users in all areas of optical microscopy, including microscope set-up, experimental design, sample preparation, data evaluation, and image analysis, also troubleshooting, microscope maintenance, and miscellaneous laboratory maintenance. Will work on collaborative studies with Rockefeller University researchers and perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Master's degree or Ph.D. in biology, biophysics, or a related field required. Must have a minimum of two years of experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy, plus experience with sample preparation, experimental design, and image analysis. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, an enthusiastic approach towards new techniques, motivation to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology, and the flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers. Strong organization and multi-tasking skills are essential.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans