| Summary Description: Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) brings together an extraordinary group of world-class scientists into the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility, to transform our understanding of the brain and mind. We are conducting pioneering research into how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers. From effective treatments for disorders like Alzheimer's and autism to advances in fields as fundamental as computer science, the arts, economics, law and social policy, the potential impact for humanity is staggering. The Institute seeks to hire a Staff Associate (Microscopy Facility Manager) who will be responsible for the systems supported by Cellular Imaging and will work at the interface of cutting edge technology and high-impact research, driving innovative solutions for neuroscience imaging applications. Having access to a variety of advanced facilities and technical resources, the Facility Manager will contribute to an intensely collaborative environment and enjoy the challenges of participating deeply in diverse scientific projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: -Operates state-of-the-art microscopy system while implementing cutting edge microscopy-based approaches; processes and analyzes software tools in support of the scientific research activities of the Institute.-Provides individualized training and technical support, including assistance with experimental design and advice on sample preparation, in using confocal, super-resolution, widefield, and lightsheet microscopes; organizes and teaches regular practical courses on advanced microscopy fundaments and applications.-Develops software tools for image processing and analysis in support of scientific research activities; Manages technical maintenance and service contracts. -Under the guidance of the Director, creates and outlines guidelines and protocols for system usage; oversees microscopy systems reservation in iLab and compliance for system usage.-Administers monthly billing and invoicing per lab usage; assist in yearly budget planning and in determining the recharge rate for each system.-Performs regular and ongoing system maintenance and troubleshooting; other duties as assigned by the Director of Cellular Imaging. Candidates must possess a strong background and experience providing research in the cellular imaging. More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.|
Minimum Qualifications: At least four (4) years of prior experience in configuration, calibration and troubleshooting of microscopy and imaging instruments, and operational experience in a shared resource, cost-recovery environment. Ideal candidate must possess in-depth understanding and extensive hands-on experience in advanced optical microscopy and imaging instruments, including a broad knowledge of imaging techniques. A strong background in quantitative imaging and analysis, related to applications in life sciences is required. Demonstrated active team player with ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships; ability to contribute effectively as a member of a small team and achieve results with limited direction; Excellent organizational, facilitation, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills, plus the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff. Must be able to negotiate issues and resolve problems. In addition, the successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree and/or Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field preferred. Prior knowledge of Data sharing platforms (eg OME) related to large scale imaging data, preparation of budgets, and submission of instrumentation grants is preferred.
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