Assistant in Research 12 Mo Sal (Biological Science)

Tallahassee, FL
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41637

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Biological Science


Calibrate, maintain, and operate the Titan Krios, train Consortium Titan users, schedule consortium users, collect Titan data using the Leginon/Appion automated system; pre-process Titan data, make back up copies and keep records of data; handle Titan data logistics; help maintain the computational infrastructure for the Titan; have a strong working knowledge of transmission electron microscopy (TEM).


A PhD with 5 or more years of experience and knowledge of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), preferably cryoEM. A recent graduate having completed their PhD involving data collection and analysis toward a 3-D image reconstruction, preferably single part but also electron tomography, would qualify.


A PhD with TEM experience is preferred. Signal particle cryoEM, Leginon Appion System, Titan Krios operation, and direct electron detector experience are definite pluses; must be physically able to handle and change out tanks of gas (nitrogen, SF6, etc) as well as liquid nitrogen.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact Kenneth Taylor via email ( or via phone (Office: 850.644.3357 or Lab: 850.644.4104).

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary negotiable.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

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