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The Research Assistant III position will focus on managing the lab’s activities in the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility, utilizing high-end equipment for cryo-EM, focused-ion-beam (FIB) milling, and light microscopy, performing computational image processing tasks, assisting users with data collection and analysis, training members of the laboratory, and managing the facility for the laboratory. A central component will be the day-to-day operation and management of the cryo-EM infrastructure, which includes multiple electron microscopes, a FIB milling instrument, a cryo-fluorescence microscope, as well as a number of ancillary equipment associated with cryo-EM. The employee will be the intermediary to the electron microscopy facility for the laboratory and will interact closely with members of the lab as well as the general facility manager for the electron microscopy suite. A second component will be utilizing the equipment, together with computational data analysis infrastructure in the lab, to examine and study the structures macromolecular assemblies. The research work will be performed with some supervision from postdoctoral associates, and there will also be an independent research component. A successful candidate will work part of their time with assisting users, training, etc., as well as dedicate part of their time on independent projects and part of their time on supporting postdoctoral researchers in the lab. The Research Assistant will be expected to apply expertise in the EM field and execute experiments and analyze experimental results independently with limited training in specific techniques and methods. The overall goal of the research is to decipher and understand macromolecular structures isolated from and inside of the native cellular environment.
(40%) Electron Microscopy Techniques
(30%) Computational Image Processing Techniques
(30%) Lab Support
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, and working inside.
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