The Beckman Center for Cryo-EM at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland seeks a Cryo-EM Specialist with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experience to assist with center operations. The Beckman Center houses state of the art TEM instrumentation and support infrastructure including a Titan Krios equipped with a Falcon IV direct electron detector and Selectris energy filter & phase plate, a Glacios equipped with a Falcon IV detector and fast Ceta camera, and an Aquilos II cryo-CLEM/FIB-SEM (to be installed in late 2022). The Cryo-EM Specialist will work under the guidance of the Operations Director, Dr. Duncan Sousa.
Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary (< 1 page) describing their relevant research experience in Cryo-EM, and names and contact information for three references. Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and the nature of the appointment will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. Questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. James Berger (email@example.com).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assisting users with sample and grid preparation for 3D cryoEM analysis.
Day-to-day instrument operation, including image acquisition and microscope maintenance.
Providing user support for image processing and for structure analysis, model building, and validation.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal communication skills and be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students from a variety of scientific and cultural backgrounds.
Qualified candidates should have a PhD Degree in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering or relevant field with some hands-on experience with electron microscopy, including sample preparation and image processing or Master's degree in a relevant field such as Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering or relevant field with 2 years experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevant techniques.
Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Instructional Resource Advisor Working Title: Cryo-EM Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: MF 7.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Biophy Biophys and Biophys Chemistry Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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