Electron Microscopy Technician
Job Code/Title 83006 - H - Sr Research Coordinator 3 Position Number HU1253 Working Title Electron Microscopy Technician Department Office Of Research Organizational Overview
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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range 100.00/hour Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 5-20 Normal work days Mon - Friday Normal work hours 9 - 5 Job Category Laboratory Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job
EM Technician will work in close conjunction with the senior EM staff in the VCU Microscopy Core Facility under the general supervision of the Core Director.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
EM Sample preparation/General lab duties – Prepare samples for TEM and SEM imaging and take and analyze images for University researchers.
Sectioning specimen blocks for TEM .
Process biological specimens for TEM using various techniques, including chemical fixation and embedding.
Process specimens for SEM using various techniques, including critical point drying.
Operate or assist on the Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes to image samples for researchers
Prepare buffers and solutions as required and directed
Ensure designated work area, and various pieces of equipment used are clean and prepared.
Maintain records of specimens, lab safety, and equipment usage; and report maintenance issues of equipment.
Learn new techniques that will help investigators advance their research.
Bachelor’s degree and 3 year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 5 years required.
Independent thinker willing to tackle challenging problems.
Proven organizational and time management skills to successfully set priorities, meet established deadlines and recognize new problems with constantly changing priorities and frequent interruptions.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment.
Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of University staff and external contacts.
Experience in sectioning with microtome and ultramicrotome
Good hand/eye coordination and ability to work with tiny samples
Knowledge of standard laboratory and safety procedures.
Familiarity with electron and/or light microscopy sample preparation protocols.
Prior experience using a Zeiss EVO -50 and Jeol JEM -1200/1400 or equivalent TEM / SEM systems.
The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU
BS degree in Biological, Biomedical Sciences or related discipline with 3 years of experience working in a microscopy lab environment.
Ph.D. in related field
Job Open Date 01/14/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102772 Supplemental Questions
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