Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 – Engineer Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis College of Engineering
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The Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) is one of the largest concentrations of electron and ion beam analytical microscopy instruments in any North American institution. CEMAS brings together multidisciplinary expertise to drive synergy, amplify characterization capabilities, and challenge what is possible in analytical electron microscopy. Our world-class multidisciplinary approach enables academic and business partners to “see more” than ever before. CEMAS is a full-service research facility – from extensive sample preparation laboratories to image-processing tools and support, and allows researchers to carry out their entire microscopy and analysis program at CEMAS. Located in a custom designed facility on The Ohio State University’s West Campus, every instrument in the facility meets or exceeds manufacturer performance specifications. In 2018, CEMAS will install a Thermo Fisher Scientific Glacios Cryo-TEM with a direct electron detector as well as a Titan Krios fitted with a K3 Bioquantum phase plates, and a spherical aberration corrector. At CEMAS, we are invested in the convergence of physical and life sciences and are seeking enthusiastic scientists to join our team.
CEMAS has an opening for a Cryo-TEM Research Associate 2 – Engineer to perform multidisciplinary research in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). This position will perform basic functions and activities related to cryo-transmission electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate transmission electron microscopes of cryo-transmission specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research. This position will conduct assessments prior to data collections, including but not limited to performing preliminary image data quality, loading samples, and tuning microscopes. This position will also assist with oversight and maintenance of cryo-transmission electron microscopes and ancillary related equipment. This position will participate and support research in single particle and tomography studies utilizing cryo-transmission electron microscopes and specimens, as well as write or edit/approve progress reports, technical reports and/or journal articles.
Success in this role will require enthusiasm for advanced electron microscopy and a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to grow technically, as well as an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research.
Additional Information for Applicants::
To be considered, apply online at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/, job opening number: 443878. To be considered, please submit your application electronically via the Careers at Ohio State jobs website. Application materials must include a curriculum vita. The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience.
A CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Master's degree in engineering or a relevant field of science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in cryo-TEM; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to the conduct of engineering research; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment.
A doctoral degree in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in an engineering research capacity; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas; experience in single particle cryo-EM workflow and cryo electron tomography; hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent).
Target Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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