Research Scientist, Office of Research
Date: Jul 15, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.
The College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati is seeking applications from outstanding individuals to fill the Facility manager position in the newly established Center for Advanced Structural Biology. Core facilities at UC are centralized shared research resources that provide access to instruments, technologies, training and services as well as expert consultation to scientific and clinical investigators within the Tri-state scientific community. The facility manager will report jointly to the College of Medicine Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities and to the Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. Responsibilities will include overseeing all operations associated with running a state-of-the-art cryogenic-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) facility that will include a Talos L120C and 200 kV Glacios cryo-TEM microscope equipped with a Falcon 4D direct detector, Mark IV vitrobot system and other related equipment. Applications should include a cover letter highlighting relevant expertise, a CV with publication list, and contact information for three references.
Maintain and operate a Talos L120C, Glacios cryo-EM with Falcon 4D detector, Mark IV vitrobot system and accompany equipment.
Prepare instructional guides for use, calibrating, maintaining and repair of core instruments.
Keep detailed records on instrument use, service, and operational specifications.
Maintain core billing and finance via Stratocore system in conjunction with the designated financial group.
Perform monthly performance and calibration test, daily alignment checks, troubleshooting equipment performance issues, manage service contracts and coordinate external servicing with vendor engineers.
Assist in the selection, procurement, installation and design of future cryo-EM and electron tomography instrumentation.
Train research staff and students in instrument operation and implementation of high-through put workflow for data collection and analysis.
Serve as the facility expert for all instrumentation used in core and facilitate regional researchers in all aspects of data acquisition and analysis in single particle cryo-EM and electron tomography.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) in cell biology, structural biology, or a related field.
3 years of experience working with and maintaining high-end electron microscopes and automated systems.
Experience in computational programing and automated data collection software.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Experience in analyzing biological samples with single particle cryo-EM or cryo-electron tomography.
Experience with training research staff in all aspects of EM.
Effective interpersonal skills demonstrated through past experience.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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