Cryo EM Specialist (Life Science Research Professional 2)

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Cryo EM Specialist (Life Science Research Professional 2)🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Mar 30, 2021 Post Date📅88970 Requisition #Stanford School of Medicine is seeking a cryo-EM scientist (Life Science Research Professional 2) 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. The facility will be staffed by 2-3 team members. 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.

Duties include:

    Load samples and tune microscopes prior to data collection.Train and oversee users for sample preparation and data collection.Evaluate quality of data obtained by users.Participate in maintenance TFS Glacios and Krios microscopes. This duty requires interfacing with TFS engineers to ensure optimal performance of the microscopes.Maintain ancillary cryo-EM related equipment such as Vitrobot, glow discharger etc.Maintain accurate logs for microscope performance and usage.Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

M.S. Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry Structural Biology, Bioengineering or related field.

Experience with Cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) specimen preparation, data collection, and structure determination

2-3 years of cryo-EM experience, with expertise in handling samples, using microscopes and evaluating data.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Solid understanding of the principles of transmission electron microscopy.

Familiarity with of computational image processing and analysis of cryo-EM images.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

    Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles. General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

    Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds. Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts. Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls. Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.Position may require repetitive motion.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

    May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator. May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

WORK STANDARDS

  • 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 bases 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.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4952
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 88970

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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