[Histonet] EM Specialist Position - Kansas City, MO

Johnson, Teri TJJ <@t> Stowers-Institute.org
Wed Feb 21 10:49:26 CST 2007

Electron Microscopy Specialist 

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an
Electron Microscopy (EM) Specialist to oversee day-to-day operations of
the new electron microscopy service in the Histology Core Facility. 

Responsibilities include providing high quality research EM services on
biological samples using established protocols; daily operation of the
electron microscopy lab; using and maintaining the microscopes and
ancillary equipment; assisting researchers with specimen preparation;
sample preparation, including sample receipt, fixation, processing, and
embedding; development of protocols; training SIMR research members and
other users of techniques and equipment; development of seminars and/or
presentations for internal training; purchasing supplies; and
maintaining records/archives of the EM lab operation. 

In addition to excellent organizational, communication, and problem
solving skills, the successful candidate should be familiar with
operation of all applicable specimen preparation equipment and
microscopes (TEM and SEM); skilled at standard specimen preparation
protocols and identifying associated artifacts; have experience in high
pressure freezing, cryoEM techniques, and immuno EM; be able to lift in
excess of 30 pounds; and be able work overtime, including weekday,
weekend, or on call work. 

The minimum requirements include an Associates Degree in a biological
science and four years experience in research EM. Or a four year degree
in a biological science and two years experience in research EM. To
apply, visit:

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