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Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate (Director, EM Lab, Columbia)

Columbia University, Columbia Nano Initiative

Job Title: Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate (Director, EM Lab, Columbia)
Job Location: New York , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Other Professional fields
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Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate (Director, EM Lab, Columbia)
Columbia University

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.

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum of four years' experience in operation and/or maintenance of scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
  • Preference given to candidates with electron microscopy related thesis projects.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Exhibits a high degree of independence and initiative. Enjoys working with others and providing help, instruction, and training to students and faculty.

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