Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University seeks an Associate Research Scientist to serve as
Assistant Director for our Cryogenic Electron Microscope Core Facility (Cryo-EM Core).
This state-of-the-art facility supports cryo-EM analysis of a wide variety of
biological samples by a vibrant research community currently comprising ten
laboratory groups and more than 50 scientists located on Columbia’s Medical School, Manhattanville, and Morningside Heights campuses. We seek an experienced Associate Research Scientist who will provide technical support for this community. While the focus of the positions will be microscope maintenance and user training, ample opportunities exist for scientific collaboration.
The Associate Research Scientist will participate in all of the CryoEM Core’s
daily operations, including maintenance and upkeep of the electron
microscopes and associated equipment, ordering supplies, interacting with
vendors, and assisting the Director in managing the facility. Particular
emphasis will be placed on training users in sample preparation and cryo-EM
data collection methods and supervising their use of the microscopes. Successful experience with single-particle cryo-EM structure determination
and proficiency in the related data processing/analysis procedures would be
a plus as would strong computational skills or experience with tomographic
reconstruction. The position will offer the opportunity to co-author papers
when substantive contributions are made to the research projects of the facility