Cryo-Electron Microscopy Scientist
Cryo-Electron Microscopy Scientist🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Mar 29, 2021 Post Date📅88955 Requisition #Stanford School of Medicine is seeking a cryo-EM scientist to support the operation of our expanding, state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility. The facility includes 2 Titan Krios and 1 Glacios microscopes for single particle and tomography studies. This team member, along with others, will be responsible for oversight and maintenance of these microscopes as well as training and assisting users. The cryo-EM specialist will have ample opportunities to advance and grow professionally within our research environment, which includes the scientific communities at both Stanford and SLAC.We are looking for a colleague who will be excited about interacting with researchers at all levels and will consistently strive to maintain a state-of-the-art facility. This EM scientist will join a team of two others to support our new cryo-EM initiative. This job is an excellent opportunity for an electron microscopist interested in joining the Stanford/SLAC community. Duties include:
- Interface and collaborate with High Performance Computing team, who will assist with computational needs for optimal data collection, storage and data processing.Interface and collaborate with Microscopy Core, which houses electron microscopes for preliminary screening of samples Maintain FEI Glacios and Krios microscopes. This duty requires interfacing with FEI engineers to ensure optimal performance of the microscopes.Develop and implement Cryo-EM educational and training programs to facilitate use of facility by new users. Maintain ancillary, cryo-EM related equipment such as Vitrobot, glow discharger etc.Load samples and tune microscopes prior to data collection.Train and oversee users for data collection.Evaluate quality of data obtained by users, and provide advice on strategies to improve data quality.Implement data collection strategies that will benefit our user community.Maintain accurate logs for microscope performance and usage.
- Experience applying scientific and engineering principles and practices to perform technical services and support. Experience with data analysis, experimental process, design, and development of prototypes, equipment, and/or systems related to area of specialization. Ability to write clear documentation, perform administrative duties, and research protocol maintenance related to research studies and/or scientific/engineering projects. Experience with software applications, systems, or programs relevant for the job. Ability to interpret and determine validity of data and check own work. Ability to communicate, liaise, and work with staff, students, faculty, and outside vendors.Ability to effectively supervise and train a diverse work staff.
- Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
- May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights ?10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather. May require travel.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4991
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 88955