Rockefeller University Research Support Associate (Salary Range: $62,700-$75,000) in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Associate (Salary Range: $62,700-$75,000)
Laboratory / Department Bio-Imaging Resource Center
We provide members of the University and their visitors with a wide spectrum of microscopy equipment and image analysis software packages, together with extensive training in their use. State-of-the-art optical imaging systems include widefield, confocal, multiphoton, light-sheet and super-resolution microscopes. We also provide consultation on sample preparation and immunolabeling procedures. We train researchers to use the microscopes and image acquisition software themselves, providing assistance when necessary to ensure collection of high-quality images. Staff also conduct more complex work on a collaborative basis with the scientists. The center currently houses several widefield fluorescence/transmitted light microscopes (Zeiss and Olympus); a Zeiss CellDiscoverer7 environmental widefield system; two DeltaVision Image Restoration microscopes (API/GE Healthcare), four laser scanning confocal microscopes (Zeiss LSM 980, 880 and 780 systems, plus a Caliber ID RS-G4 resonant scanning system); a Yokagawa spinning disk confocal microscope (Zeiss/Spectral Applied) and a Yokagawa CV1000 CellVoyager environmental spinning disk system (Olympus); an FV1000 MPE upright multiphoton system (Olympus); an Ultramicroscope light sheet system (Miltenyi/LaVision BioTec), an Abberior Facility Line STED microscope; an instantSIM (iSIM) microscope (VisiTech/Leica); and an OMX 3D-SIM system (API/GE Healthcare). Most of the systems are fitted with environmental chambers for live cell imaging. The center has six full-time research support staff including the director. The center is staffed during business hours and under an open-access model, trained investigators can use the facility 24/7. In addition, many of the systems can be operated remotely via the center's on-line facility management software.
The Bio-Imaging Resource Center (BIRC) at The Rockefeller University in New York City is seeking a motivated full-time microscopist to advise and train users, particularly in the area of confocal microscopy. Reporting to the Director of the BIRC and working together with the BIRC staff team, responsibilities include assisting in advising and training users in all areas of optical microscopy, including microscope set-up, experimental design, sample preparation and data evaluation; performing troubleshooting, microscope maintenance and miscellaneous laboratory maintenance and job-related duties as required. Working on collaborative studies with Rockefeller University researchers will also be encouraged for motivated individuals. Targeted salary is $62,700 to $75,000.
Master's degree required, Ph.D. in Biology or a related field preferred. A minimum of two years of experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, plus experience with sample preparation and experimental design is required. Looking for a candidate with excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, an enthusiastic approach toward new techniques, the motivation to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology, and the flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are required.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans