Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and is for the Medical School Campus.
The Molecular Microbiology Imaging Facility is a shared user core facility that provides fluorescence, confocal, and transmission electron microscopy to all members of the Washington University community. Individuals with experience in fluorescence and confocal microscopy with an ability to manage and maintain newly acquired state-of-the-art instrumentation are encouraged to apply. This includes a wide-field fluorescence microscope, laser scanning confocal microscope, and spinning disk confocal microscope. Primary efforts in the lab include training users on microscope operation, assisting and advising users as needed, providing image analysis and quantitation services, and serving as an expert resource for researchers needing the expertise provided by the core. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to work with multiple users on a variety of scientific projects that extend beyond microbiology to all areas of biomedical research.
Bachelor's degree or higher
Have experience with standard light microscopy, wide-field fluorescence microscopy, confocal and spinning disk confocal microscopy.
Have experience with common sample preparation and staining techniques for fluorescence microscopy.
Have experience with, or ability to learn, FRET, FRAP, and other optical techniques.
Have competent computer skills and familiarity with basic image processing tools and methods (ImageJ, Volocity, and/or Imaris).
Have the ability to learn optical microscope design and perform hands-on troubleshooting as needed.
Have experience with, or ability to learn, transmission electron microscopy processing and image acquisition.
Have experience working with BSL2 biological agents.
Ability to effectively communicate and professionally interact with a diverse population of scientific researchers, administrative and facilities staff, service engineers, and sales reps.
Patient, available, and service-orientated demeanor.
The hiring range for this opportunity is commensurate with experience.
This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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