Imaging Director, Center of Advanced Biological Imaging Solutions (CABIS)
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Number: 120948
Are you someone with a strong background in biology whose interest is broad rather than centered in one specific area? Do you enjoy working with other scientists and helping them solve their research questions? Are you experienced in project management and organization? Do you like tissue imaging and microscopy?
Then this Managing Scientist position may be the perfect fit for you!
We seek an experienced and highly qualified Managing Scientist for our newly founded Center of Advanced Biological Imaging Solutions at the Mellon College of Science. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent, with at least two years of supervisory experience and extensive technical experience with optical imaging and related data analysis.
The successful candidate should possess exceptional organizational skills, customer service skills as well as preferably two years' research facility management experience at a major academic institution; competence in one or more scripting languages (Matlab, Perl, Python) and R for data analysis; expertise in advanced microscopy techniques such as confocal microscopy and expansion microscopy; knowledge of flow cytometry; and the ability to manage a complex service center budget.
If you meet these qualifications, please apply today!
● Manage daily operations and maintenance of instrumentation in CABIS ● Communicate with the internal team and external research labs to plan, execute, and finalize imaging studies ● Contribute to the application and development of imaging assays incorporating new Expansion Microscopy methods and the latest advanced spatial biology approaches, such as Slide-seq. ● Work closely with faculty members of Biological Sciences to help develop larger strategic goals ● Author and review protocols, reports, white papers, patent applications, and scientific papers ● Participate in grant proposal preparation and other fundraising activities.
● Ph.D. in Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent
● Two years of supervisory experience ● Extensive technical experience with optical imaging and related data analysis Professional Competencies ● Strong organizational skills ● Strong customer service skills Preferred Qualifications ● Two years of research facility management experience at a major academic institution ● Experience managing a complex service center budget ● Competence in one or more scripting languages (Matlab, Perl, Python, etc.) and R for data analysis ● Expertise in advanced microscopy techniques, especially confocal microscopy and expansion microscopy. ● Expertise in flow cytometry
Applications, including a cover letter and a curriculum vitae indicating your interest and relevant training should be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
The Center of Advanced Biological Imaging Solutions at the Mellon College of Science is a newly founded center that seeks to advance research in biological imaging by developing and implementing cutting-edge imaging technologies and novel biological applications. The Center brings together world-class faculty, staff, and students from Carnegie Mellon University's departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Computational Biology. The Center applies novel imaging techniques and systems to enable researchers to see the inner workings of cells and organisms in unprecedented detail. In addition to providing access to state-of-the art equipment and technical expertise for studying biological systems, our center offers consulting services for academic and industry partners looking for innovative solutions in imaging applications.
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.