[3dem] Open Position at Purdue Univ.

Chipman, Paul R paulrc at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu
Thu Jun 9 09:37:49 PDT 2011

Hi All,

Later this year I'll be leaving Purdue for a new challenge. The 
following position will become available:

Director, EM Facility/Project Leader, Structural Virology EM Studies – 
West Lafayette – Biological Sciences

Develop and maintain the EM Facility as a world-class resource allowing 
Purdue’s Structure Group to continue to function as a world leader in 
structural biology. Applicants should apply online at 
www.purdue.edu/jobs and reference posting number 1100885.

• Master’s degree in Science.
• Minimum of five years of experience in conventional transmission 
electron microscopy.
• Superior organizational skills.
• Ability to manage a large, multi-user research laboratory with no 
immediate supervision.
• Ability to solicit and evaluate advice from and interact with 
appropriate professionals to maintain the equipment in optimal condition.
• Capable of using independent judgment for purchases.
• Ability to quantitatively analyze scientific results.
• Above-average attention to detail and be able to communicate 
effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
• Ability to research or develop new technologies and be capable of 
evaluation and recommending new instrumentation.
• Willing to learn/travel and keep abreast of new technology.
• Ability to use and teach others to use all the equipment related to 
the EM facility.
• Ability to use and teach others in the techniques of 3D image 
• Ability to manage the managerial aspects of this position with the 
research and supervisory component.
• PhD in Science.
• Background in life sciences.
• Formal training in transmission electron microscopy.
• Experience in cryo-electron microscopy and/or cryo-electron tomography.
• Experience in managing the operations of a research facility, 
troubleshooting with high precision instruments, and teaching students 
and postdoctoral researchers and staff how to use electron microscopes.
• Experience in managing service contracts and interacting with service 
• Experience with three-dimensional image analysis and publication in 
peer-reviewed journals.
Additional Information:
• A background check will be required for employment in this position.
• FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
• Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contributions Immediately
• Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative 
action employer.


Paul Chipman
Director, Biological Electron Microscopy Facility
Purdue University

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