Position Opening: EM lab manager

Amy McGough amcgough at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu
Tue Jul 30 10:29:42 PDT 2002

Electron Microscopy Laboratory Manager at Purdue University

An opening is now available for an energetic individual to manage a 
multi-user electron microscopy facility in the Department of 
Biological Sciences at Purdue University.  The successful candidate 
will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a 
laboratory specializing in transmission electron cryomicroscopy of 
biological macromolecules and their assemblies.  Responsibilities 

Overseeing the routine maintenance and use of a multi-user 
high-resolution transmission electron microscopy facility

Training new users in use of the microscopes and in specimen 
preparation techniques for high-resolution imaging of biological 

Evaluating equipment performance regularly to maintain maximum 
performance standards

Working with faculty, students, and visiting scientists on scientific 
experiments as time permits

Associates or higher degree and a minimum of 1 year of experience 
working in and/or managing a transmission electron microscopy 
laboratory required.  Excellent written and oral communication skills 
are essential.  Computer skills are required.  Successful candidate 
will be trained in preparation and imaging techniques and necessary 
diagnostic skills for high-resolution electron cryomicroscopy.

Purdue University is home to outstanding researchers in the 
biological sciences as well as a world-reknown group of structural 
biologists. The Department of Biological Sciences provides a 
stimulating intellectual environment as well as outstanding modern 
scientific facilities including FEI CM300-FEG, CM200-FEG, and EM420 
electron cryomicroscopes dedicated to structural studies and an EM410 
for routine biological work.  Purdue is home to over 50,000 students, 
faculty, and staff, and is located in West Lafayette, Indiana -- 
approximately 1 hour northwest of Indianapolis and 2 hours southeast 
of Chicago. The area provides the advantages associated with a major 
university while providing an affordable and attractive small town 
environment in which to live.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested individuals should contact:
Prof. Amy McGough
Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1392 USA
fax: +1 (765) 496-1189

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity university
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