Associate in Research, 12 Month Salaried (Biology)

Job description

Job ID: 42816

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Department of Biological Science


This position serves as the Facility Manager for the Biological Science Imaging Resource (BSIR) Facility at Florida State University. The position entails day-to-day management of the facility which houses, operates, and maintains a Titan Krios, two conventional TEMs, an SEM, confocal and conventional light microscopes, and specimen preparation equipment.
In additional to overall management of the facility, the Facility Manager will have primary responsibility for day to day running of the BSIR flagship instrument, a Titan Krios TEM equipped with a DE-64 direct electron detector; in 2018, a Volta Phase plate and a Gatan BioQuantum/K3 will be added to this electron microscope. The manager has a secondary responsibility for all other equipment operated by facility staff and serves as direct supervisor for two additional personnel, one with responsibility for the conventional TEMs and LMs and another with responsibility for the SEM.
Additionally, an important part of the manager’s workload is developing programs and training users. The manager is also responsible for maintaining smooth integration of access time for local users and members of the South East Consortium for Microscopy of Macromolecular Machines (SECM4), an NIH funded U24 cryoEM consortium.


A Master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.


A PhD in an appropriate science field (chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) and experience with the operation of a Titan Krios, operation of Leginon data acquisition software as well as high performance computing. The committee will consider applications from candidates having experience with other high end FEI TEMs.

Contact Info

Inquiries should be made to Dr. Kenneth Taylor at [email protected]

Pay Plan

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure earning Specialized Faculty position.

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Open until filled

The position is available starting March 1, 2018. We will begin to review applications in January 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/28/2018
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