Available jobs at the Simons Electron Microscopy Center
Research Associate and Scientist positions
The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) seeks an experienced microscopist to join the staff of the Simons Electron Microscopy Center (SEMC) (http://semc.nysbc.org). The NYSBC is a shared center that supports state-of-the-art research in EM, NMR, and X-ray crystallography. The facilities will soon to include twelve electron microscopes (including six Titan Krios instruments) and a dual-beam scanning electron microscope equipped with a cryo stage. User projects focus on 3D reconstruction of biological assemblies using techniques including microED, single-particle reconstruction, tomography, and preparation of FIB milled lamellae.
To assist in these developments, NYSBC seeks an individual with experience in microscopy, image processing and the ability to effectively communicate with scientists. Staff scientists will also have opportunities to pursue independent research projects, but the main focus is to support the research of affiliated investigators by maintaining and operating our scientific instruments. The individual should be capable of multitasking, should enjoy working with other people, should have a good working knowledge of microscopes and a strong research background.
- Operating and maintaining cryo-EM and related instrumentation
- Training facility users on the use of image processing applications and analysis
- Providing consultation to users on data analysis and interpretation of results
- Providing administrative and logistical support of day-to-day operations, including session scheduling, usage tracking and reporting, and materials acquisition
- High school degree plus engineering an/or infield experience with eight years of microscopy experience, OR Bachelor’s degree in science required plus five years of EM experience, OR Master’s degree in science and three years of cryo-EM experience, OR PhD with cryo-EM as the focus of a thesis research
- Firm understanding of the principles of transmission electron microscopy and demonstrated skill and experience in the operation of cryo-electron microscopes
- Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment such as the ability to read, write, comprehend, and discuss research materials
- Advanced degree in structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, computer science, engineering or closely related field
- Familiarity with biological structures at some level
- Ability to contribute to experimental design and assist with the analysis and interpretation of results
- Proven organizational and time management skills to successfully set priorities, meet established deadlines and recognize new problems
- Hands-on experience in maintenance and alignment of electron microscopes
- Experience with macromolecular model building in cryo-EM density maps
- Experience in working in a Linux/UNIX environment and with cluster computing
To apply, visit our indeed posting here.
Paid Internships and Technician Positions
The Simons Electron Microscopy Center (semc.nysbc.org) at the New York Structural Biology Center is seeking to hire interns and technicians to add to its rapidly expanding group. We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to help out with various tasks to keep the lab running. Most important requirements are a good attitude, ability to learn, able to work independently, early riser and willingness to do what needs to be done. Must be able to work in a multi-tasking environment where priorities may change often and be able to work well with others. Previous electron microscope experience is not required, but is a plus.
• a science degree (Associate degree or above),
• basic computer skills (comfortable with Linux environment and web interfaces) and
• comfortable around scientific instrumentation.
Qualified applicants should send a coverletter, CV and names of three references.