The Auditory Development and Connectomics Laboratory, headed by Dr. George Spirou, in the Department of Medical Engineering, is looking to hire an Electron Microscopy Applications Scientist (EMAS). The EMAS will lead tissue processing and imaging efforts to support large volume electron microscopy (EM) studies, and other work utilizing EM and electron tomography (ET). This position requires an in-depth knowledge of the breadth of EM imaging modalities and an ideal candidate will be up to date on all literature regarding tissue processing techniques and EM imaging.
Responsibilities for the EMAS include conducting their own EM-related experiments, developing and implementing new tissue chemistry procedures, conducting experiments in collaboration with other lab personnel, and analyzing EM-generated data. Experiments will include anatomical studies of brain structure using EM and analysis of images using lab software. The position will also entail researching and implementing techniques for combined light/electron microscopy (CLEM). An ideal candidate will have an innovative approach to problem-solving based on recent technical advances in the field. This position is expected to be highly proficient in modern brain tissue processing techniques, EM imaging, and image analysis techniques.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a natural science and at least three years of research experience; or a master's degree in a natural science
Working knowledge of electron microscopy instrumentation, including various types of electron microscopes, imaging software, and microtomes.
Postbaccalaureate training in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, or related field
At least three years in a laboratory environment
Publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals pertinent to the use of EM
In-depth knowledge of neural systems and neuroanatomy
Internal Number: 5009
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The Department of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida is a new department consisting of 6 full-time faculty and overseeing growing undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Medical Engineering leads all USF departments in extramural funding per faculty member and is a university leader to establish world-class engineering research, education, and innovation. We aspire to be at the forefront of engineering research and education and work to cultivate knowledgeable, passionate engineers dedicated to need-based, solutions-oriented engineering. We share a culture of excellence, characterized by an emphasis on students, research, innovation, partnership, inclusivity, agility, and the future.