Advanced Light Microscopy Core Manager - Jupiter, FL

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department:37010500 - SR-HA-SUPPORT UNIT OH

Classification Title:

Core Research Facility Manager

Job Description:

The Advanced Light Microscopy Core Manager will oversee and manage our state-of-the-art light microscopy facility. The successful candidate will have expertise in single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) techniques such as PALM/STORM, PAINT, and TIRF. They should also possess proficiency in live-cell imaging, confocal microscopy, and experience with basic repairs and performing routine maintenance on specific microscopes, including Confocal FV300 with STORM, PALM, Paint, and TIRF, Leica SP8 Multiphoton Microscope, Confocal FV1000 fixed tissue microscope, and IX81 spinning disc microscope with automated stage.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Manage and coordinate the operations of the advanced light microscopy core facility.
  • Perform confocal microscopy on various samples including cell lines and tissues.
  • Train and mentor students and researchers in basic and advanced microscopy techniques.
  • Conduct post-acquisition analyses and assist users with data interpretation and visualization.
  • Ensure proper care, maintenance, and calibration of microscopes and related equipment.
  • Conduct live-cell imaging experiments and single-particle acquisition and tracking studies.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to researchers and investigators in the use of SMLM techniques, including PALM/STORM and PAINT in a timely manner.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in advanced light microscopy techniques and recommend upgrades or new technologies as needed.
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience. 

Minimum Requirements:

PhD required or more than 10 years science related, core specific advanced training and work experience with at least 5 years in core facility specific applications and at least 3 years of that in research-based technology. Work experience in a multi-user core facility required.
Core or technology specific licensure and/or certifications where applicable. Additionally yearly certificate and compliance training if required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization (e.g., biology, biophysics, biomedical sciences) and 10 years of experience; a MSc degree and 5 or more years of experience; a PhD degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience and expertise in single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), specifically PALM/STORM and PAINT.
  • Strong background in live-cell imaging, confocal microscopy, and fluorescence-based techniques.
  • Proficiency in fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) and fluorescence loss in photobleaching (FLIP).
  • Knowledge of post-acquisition analyses and image processing software.
  • Familiarity with routine microscope care and maintenance.
  • Ability to upkeep with multiple responsibilities while meeting deadlines.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, please upload a resume and cover letter.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin November 9, 2023.

This is a time-limited position. 

Health Assessment Required: No. 


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