Technology and Research Coordinator of the Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County
Jul 14, 2014
The Skidmore College Microscopy Imaging Center (SMIC), a modern core facility for microscopy-based research and teaching at Skidmore College, is searching for a full-time, 12-month technology and research coordinator to start by Sept. 15, 2014. Duties include a) training faculty and students in various types of microscopy and specimen preparation, b) assisting faculty in the design and implementation of microscopy-based research and teaching, c) maintaining research and teaching microscopes (including light, confocal and electron microscopes), d) coordinating day-to-day activities in four modern microscopy suites, e) managing multiple image data bases and website and, f) assisting the Director in various activities of the center. Qualifications: Ph.D. (preferred) or Masters in Biology or related Life Sciences with experience in microscopy including confocal laser scanning microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, fixation technology and electron tomography. Prior experience in microscopy laboratory management, microscope maintenance and instruction as well as a publication record are all highly desirable. Minimum Qualifications: MS in Biology or other Life Science discipline with some experience in microscopy. Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Biology with significant training in microscopy. We encourage applications from under-­‐‑represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is August 1, 2014 or until position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries. Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result. CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.