Research Specialist, FIB-SEM Imaging
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
4000 Jones Bridge Road (Show on map)
|November 17, 2023|
Primary Work Address: 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA, 20147
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Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI's reputation for excellence.
Janelia Research Campus is a unique institute that has Shared Resources (SR) and service groups that augment the efforts of the research labs and Project Teams, providing access to specialized equipment and expertise that is shared between groups and offering laboratory and technology-based services which allow Janelia researchers to focus on new horizons and challenging unanswered questions.
About the Role:
The Enhanced FIB-SEM (eFIB-SEM) Imaging SR seeks a candidate for a Research Specialist position. The role involves trimming resin-embedded samples, acquiring micro-computed tomography (-CT) volumes, sample coating and loading them onto the FIB-SEM, and collaborating with computational teams (SciComp) to stitch and align images for volume electron microscopy reconstructions. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in electron microscopy and computing and excellent organizational and communication skills to work effectively with the Electron Microscopy SR team and ensure a steady flow of samples. If you are passionate about electron microscopy and computing, we encourage you to apply!
The eFIB-SEM Imaging SR at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus leverages instruments optimized by the Hess Lab that has been an enabling technology in connectomics and cell biology by generating volume EM images of large sample sizes over unprecedented run times. The eFIB-SEM Imaging SR facilitates researchers' analysis of biological samples ranging from small animals, organs, and tissues to cultured cells. Our SR hosts eight state-of-the-art FIB-SEM systems and other instruments for sample preparation.
What We Provide:
What You'll Do:
What You Bring:
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances or other hazardous materials.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Compensation Range$78,870.00 (minimum) - $98,500.00 (midpoint) - $128,040.00 (maximum)
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