The Simons Electron Microscopy Center (semc.nysbc.org) at the New York Structural Biology Center (nysbc.org) seeks technicians to join the staff of the National Center for CryoEM Access and Training (NCCAT nccat.nysbc.org). NCCAT provides nationwide access to cryoEM technology and contributes to the development of cryoEM expertise. The Simons Electron Microscopy Center provides expertise and resources for understanding both molecular and cellular structures. Molecular structure determination is enabled by high-end transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), direct detection cameras, and computational support for single particle analysis. Cellular structure determination is enabled by tomographic reconstructions using the TEMs and a focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscope (SEM). The current EM facilities include six transmission electron microscopes (including 3xTitan Krios instruments) and a dual-beam scanning electron microscope (with a Quorum cryo stage).
We are looking for bright and enthusiastic individuals 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, 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.
This is a full-time position available to start immediately once hired. Salary is commensurate with experience. Time shifted working hours are possible (modified swing shift and early day shift).
- A science degree (Associate degree or above).
- Basic computer skills (comfortable with Linux environment and web interfaces).
- Experience in a laboratory/research environment.
- Comfortable around scientific instrumentation.
Qualified applicants should send a curriculum vitae and names of three (3) references to nccatjobs [at] nysbc.org with the title “NCCAT jobs – Technician position”.