Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Specialist
Laboratory / Department Electron Microscopy Resource Center
The Electron Microscopy Resource Center (EMRC) provides state-of-the-art electron microscopy support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples, including viruses, bacteria, animal tissues as well as cultured cells and isolated cellular components for ultrastructural analyses or immuno-electron microscopy. The EMRC is equipped with two transmission electron microscopes, a conventional scanning electron microscope, and a high-pressure freezing and a freeze-substitution unit. (http://www.rockefeller.edu/emrc/)
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.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans