Director of the Advanced Microscopy Facility

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Working Title: Director of the Advanced Microscopy Facility

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: School of Medicine, SOM Core Facilities

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-27-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's School of Medicine Core Facilities seeks a tenure-ineligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Research Support to serve as the Director of the Advanced Microscopy Facility. The selected candidate is responsible for day-to-day leadership and operation of a core service laboratory; providing consultation with and support of investigators who use microscopy approaches and the shared instrumentation of the Advanced Microscopy Facility in their research; performing specialized techniques for sample preparation, imaging, and analysis; training scientists and students in the use of microscopes and associated instrumentation; supervising and training laboratory technicians; drafting grant applications for the acquisition of instrumentation; drafting text for the support of investigator publications and grant applications. Compensation is contingent upon qualifications.

The core Director will be expected to work closely with the Associate Dean for Research Infrastructure and the Office of Research Core Administration to ensure integration of the Advanced Microscopy Facility with other institutional research resources as well as the effective and efficient management of the core. The Director is also expected to work with other University scientist to offer annual workshops and training programs for students and faculty highlighting existing microscopy instrumentation and introducing new microscope technology/instrumentation.

Successful candidates must have Ph.D. in the biological sciences with at least 5 years of dedicated experience in the field of microscopy including but not limited to: confocal/multiphoton microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, light-sheet microscopy, live imaging, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy. The qualified candidate will have the ability to apply a wide range of imaging and imaging analysis techniques in biological systems, including cell and tissue samples. Preferred candidates will have 5 to 10 years of post-graduate experience involving microscopic technology and a background in scientific/laboratory management. Knowledge of ImageJ and other imaging processing software is also preferred. Incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills, and be outgoing, energetic, service-oriented and capable of positively interacting with a diverse group of University scientists and with partners outside of the University.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621684. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of research interest and contact information for three references. Position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

The position will remain open to applications until filled.

The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, a setting with natural beauty and significant historical relevance in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is a wonderful place to live with an extraordinary quality of life and is often ranked among the best places to live in the United States.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Dr. Jay Fox at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 10/3/2017
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