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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Scientist.
In this role, the successful candidate The NYU Cryo-EM Core is a fee-for-service laboratory operated by the NYU Langone Medical Center as a state-of-the-art shared resource for biomedical researchers. The Cryo-EM staff members develop and provide their knowledge and expertise to the research community at NYULMC in applying cryo-EM imaging to their research. They work closely with investigators to define optimal experimental design including strategies for preparation of samples, maintain and operate cryo-electron microscopes and ancillary equipment in order to provide high resolution images, and provide guidance and service in data management and analysis. The Research Scientist will report to the Assistant Director of Cryo-EM. The successful candidate will assist facility staff with maintenance and operation of the advanced instrumentation housed in the Cryo-EM core and will work with and train users in specimen preparation. These duties will involve a variety of complex laboratory tasks with standardized procedures that will be performed under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of the core. The candidate will also be responsible for record keeping associated with users, instrument logs, and routine operation of the facility. The candidate will be expected to learn new procedures as they are developed and implemented by the core.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations core values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
Responsible for operation of cryo-electron microscopes Load samples and align microscopes prior to data collection Work with users to identify suitable samples for imaging and to set up automated data collection
Responsible for operation of ancillary equipment for sample preparation Assist users with cryo-EM related equipment such as Vitrobot, glow discharger etc. Perform routine maintenance to ensure optimal operation of these instruments Maintain supplies for sample preparation
Responsible for record keeping Maintain accurate logs for microscope performance, usage and service Maintain accurate records for user projects and interactions Maintain records for ordering and inventory of supplies Maintain records for usage of various ancillary instruments in the cryo-EM facility Maintain documentation for Standard Operating Procedures as developed by the core
Communications/ Relationships with others Provides guidance, cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of NYULMC Staff. Listens carefully to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions or obtain needed information. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner. Maintains confidentiality of all research information. Develop and maintain a high level of customer service. Monitoring and continually seeking to improve the performance of core Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and scientific networking Maintains excellent and professional-level communication skills in oral and written English.
Judgement / Decision-Making Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determines and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties; asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to ensure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
Key elements of the job: This facility will be optimized for high throughput data collection. Fitting into a pipeline that maximizes the efficiency and productivity of the facility will be a key part of this job. The Technical Assistant is expected to work with the Director and Assistant Director to ensure responsiveness to user needs and to generate high quality data in an efficient manner. The NYU research community includes inexperienced groups with potential cryo-EM projects. Working together with the Director and Assistant Director to implement training plans and providing support and advice to inexperienced users during the initial phase of their projects will ensure that the high resolution pipeline will remain well utilized over the long term.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a MS in structural biology, biochemistry or related field 2-3 years of experience in cryo-EM including handling samples, using microscopes and evaluation of images Knowledge of the principles of transmission electron microscopy and 3D structure determination General understanding of cryo-EM workflow Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to multitask and learn complex new procedures Excellent organizational skills and record keeping Special consideration will be given to candidates with a record of achievement in collaborative, team-driven environments
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.