The Microscopy Laboratory, as part of the University of Michigan Medical School Biomedical Research Core Facilities, provides centralized access & expertise and major imaging instrumentation to investigators at the University of Michigan. The facility is currently comprised of three locations and houses major light microscopes, SEM, TEM and infrastructure for light and electron microscopy sample preparation.
The electron microscopy specialist job requirements are:
Prepare diverse biological samples for scanning and transmission electron microscopy, at times according to unfamiliar protocols (fixation through staining).
Assist with sample preparation for correlative light and electron microscopy services. Use vacuum evaporator and sputter coater.
Cut semi-thin and ultrathin resin sections.
Perform staff-assisted SEM and TEM. Train users on operation of SEM and TEM.
Ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals. Responsible for up-keep and safety of electron microscopy sample preparation area.
Required: Bachelor's of Science degree with 4 or more years of experience with sample preparation for electron microscopy as well as basic understanding of how to use scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with ability to work in a diverse customer based fee-for-service environment. The applicant should be detail oriented, show a willingness to learn new skills, and work both independently and as a team player.
Desired: M.S. in a biological science with EM related publications. Ability to work with and section epoxy and acrylic resins. Ability to cryosection. Experience performing correlative light and electron microscopy, tilt-stage TEM tomography, or high pressure freezing / freeze substitution.
Internal Number: 179686
About University of Michigan Medical School
Part of a vital and growing research program in the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities help researchers economically take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field. The Biomedical Research Core Facilities are a group of centralized facilities and laboratories that offer shared services, shared equipment, resources, and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis (usually in the form of a recharge rate). Our services include: consultation, on-site procurement of research materials, sample submission and analysis, equipment and instrumentation rentals and much more!
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