[3dem] Imaging Facilities Manager - Research Assistant Professor

rkhayat at ccny.cuny.edu rkhayat at ccny.cuny.edu
Thu May 22 12:22:29 PDT 2014


The Advanced Science Research Center is seeking applicants for 
a faculty position.	

Research faculty engage in, are responsible for, manage, 
and/or execute significant areas of research or scholarship.  
They may serve as principal or co-principal investigators on 
grants or contracts, manage postdoctoral fellows and their 
research projects or supervise graduate or undergraduate 
student research.  Research Faculty hold full-time, non-tenure 
track positions.   While they may participate in instructional 
programs, such as lectures or demonstrations, they are not 
assigned regular teaching duties.

Campus Specific Information:

The City University of New York's newest facility, the 
Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) builds on the success 
of the University's rich past, and the determination to become 
a national leader in visionary scientific research in the 
future.  With a focus in the fields of Nanotechnology, 
Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental 
Sciences, the ASRC will operate as a nucleus of a University-
wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an 
integrated research network that brings together faculty, 
students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges 
across the five boroughs.  This state-of-the-art, world class 
facility will house a staff of elite scientists and leaders 
who will seek to break down the walls between disparate but 
increasingly inter-related disciplines of applied science.

The new facility's equipment will house two premier FEI Titan 
(S)TEM's.  One being a new generation 300kV Titan Themis 
optimized for CryoTEM using a side-entry cryo holder.  The 
second being a new materials science image corrected 200kV 
(S)TEM Titan Themis with a superX EDS detector.  In addition, 
the facility will also be equipped with a 120kV LaB6 Tecnai 
Spirit for training and sample screening, as well as a latest 
generation Helios 660 dualbeam for sample preparation and 3D 
visualization.  All of these instruments will enable cutting-
edge research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Reporting to the Scientific Director of the Nanoscience 
Initiative at the ASRC, the Imaging Facility Manager will take 
responsibility for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and 
management of a new, state-of-the-art imaging facility. Duties 
include the development and provision of training in addition 
to assisting internal and external users. The successful 
candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in 
collaborative research in the scientific areas supported at 
the ASRC, and will be encouraged to develop and drive an 
independent research program in electron microscopy and its 
uses in modern scientific research. 
To learn more about the ASRC visit www.asrc.cuny.edu.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Advises and trains internal and external users with varying 
degrees of experience in experimental design, sample 
preparation, imaging and data interpretation. Includes 
production of training manuals.
- Performs microscopy and data analysis for external users; 
including reporting of results.
- Maintenance of laboratory, instruments and computers. 
- Planning and management of booking, access and finances to 
the facility; includes organizing regular users meetings. 
- Contributes to planning of extensions or updates of the 
- Assists with preparation of grant proposals, presentations 
and publications.
- Actively seeks new collaborative projects within the CUNY 
system and externally.
- Contributes to dissemination of results through seminars and 
- Actively participates in collaborative research within the 
ASRC. Drives innovative research in area of imaging. 
- Performs other duties as required.
Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in a relevant area of 
physics, materials science, nanotechnology, biosciences or 
engineering.  Also required are success in carrying out 
research and ability to advise and/or oversee the direct work 
of others.

Other qualifications include:

- Excellent publication track record in the area of applied 
electron microscopy.  
- Extensive laboratory research experience using electron 
microscopes, including experimental design of TEM and SEM 
- Experience in cryogenic-temperature transmission electron 
microscopy for direct-imaging of biological/soft matter.
- Experienced in equipment installation, implementation of 
relevant upgrades and improvements and liaising with 
- Excellent problem solving skills and a proven ability to 
learn and teach in a multidisciplinary environment. 
- Highly motivated with an ability to work independently or in 
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work to meet tight 
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits 
package covering health insurance, pension and retirement 
benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also 
provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and 
publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty 
professional development.
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access the employment page on our web site and search for this 
vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  
Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of 
scholarly interests.
The posting will close on June 20, 2014.
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community 
by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, 
veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our 
pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through 
diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Go to the following link to apply:


Best wishes,

Reza Khayat, PhD
Assistant Professor
The City College of New York
Department of Chemistry, MR-1135
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031
Tel. (212) 650-6070

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