Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate (Director, EM Lab, Columbia)
The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Staff Associate or Senior Staff Associate position, serving as an Electron Microscopy Lab Director.
Reporting to the Shared Facilities Director, the Electron Microscopy lab director will be responsible for all aspects of the Electron Microscopy Facility, including: implementing safety regulations and procedures, monitoring the performance of equipment; performing routine maintenance, calibration, and repairs and coordinating service calls; assisting in the development and upgrade of instruments including benchmarking and negotiating with vendors; assisting in writing proposals and raising funds for instrument acquisition and upgrade and other microscopy-related projects and equipment; preparation of usage forecasts and assistance with strategic planning; supervising lab assistants.
The EM Lab Director will prepare user training documents; perform training of new users; monitor usage and maintain user records; assist in teaching classes, modules and short courses that address the needs of facility users; assist in preparation and teaching of specialized course materials and Electron Microscopy courses. The EM director also will provide training, technical assistance, and advice to users on specimen preparation, operation of instruments and interpretation of data; provide advice and assistance and/or assign an appropriate subordinate to meet requests of users; operate instruments, obtain and interpret data in accordance with specific requests from users; provide tours and demonstrations of the Electron Microscopy Facility; develop a vibrant external users program.
Interested candidates must apply through this link: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65013
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