Research Assistant Professor

Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary commensurate with experience. Includes benefits.
September 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of Utah seeks a Facility Manager for the new Beckman Center for Cryo-EM that will house an FEI Titan Krios equipped with a K2(K3) detector, energy filter, and Volta phase plate. The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of the EM Core Facility and will primarily be responsible for overseeing day-to-day facility operations. These responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the TEM and supporting equipment
  • Assisting, training, and advising users in the cryo-EM pipeline, including sample preparation and data collection
  • Providing preliminary data processing support
  • Scheduling and coordinating user logistics
  • Maintaining computational hardware and software, including data archiving
  • Liasing with administrative and IT personnel as needs arise

Qualified candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience in structural biology or a related field and extensive experience in single particle cryo-EM. Experience with cryo-tomography is helpful, but not required. Excellent communication skills are necessary to work with facility users. 

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