Job Posting

Cindi Schwartz Cindi.Schwartz at
Thu Oct 9 10:12:41 PDT 2003

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in The 
University of Colorado at Boulder, CO seeks two Professional Research 
Assistants to work under the supervision of highly experienced electron 
microscopists. One employee will work directly for the Boulder 
Laboratory for Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Cells (BL3DEMC), 
while the other will work for a faculty member of the Department. In 
both cases, the employees will be trained in methods for rapid freezing 
of cells, freeze substitution fixation, thin and thick sectioning of 
samples, and imaging in the microscope. Projects may also require EM 
immunolocalization, serial thin-section reconstructions, electron 
tomography of thick sections, and the interpretation of data. The 
BL3DEMC employee will apply these methods to samples from collaborations 
and service work with investigators from within our department as well 
as across the globe. The other employee will pursue the specific 
research aims of the faculty member for whom they work, studying mainly 
membrane traffic in yeast cells.

The BL3DEMC ( is a National Research Resource 
equipped with conventional transmission EMs, two new intermediate 
voltage TEMs, and a vintage high voltage TEM. We interact with many 
other laboratories that send samples of their biological material to be 
prepared for EM, imaged, and analyzed. Our goal is to provide the 
scientific community with a steady stream of high quality images to 
support exciting research endeavors.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree from an 
accredited university. Experience with biological electron microscopy is 
preferred. Salary will depend on experience ($30  35,000/year). Please 
send CV and three references to Ms Linda Batlin, Dept. of M.C.D.Biology, 
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0347 (fax 303-492-7744) or by 
email to linda.batlin at Application deadline is November 15, 
2003. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity 
and equality in education and employment.

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