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Children's Hospital Boston Optical Microscopy Specialist II in Boston, Massachusetts

60913BRTitle:Optical Microscopy Specialist IIDepartment:Research - PCMMAutoReqId:60913BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

Dr. Kirchhausen’s laboratory is located at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We use frontier optical- and electron microscopy imaging modalities for high-resolution structural visualization and live-cell imaging to relate molecular events with functional properties governing membrane-remodeling processes exemplified by intracellular vesicular traffic and delivery of biologicals, biogenesis of organelles, and host-virus interactions.

The Optical Microscopy Specialist II shall be responsible for:

  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, independently overseeing the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and operations of the optical microscopes (used for quantitative live-cell and expansion imaging, single-molecule imaging, super resolution, photoactivation, and FRAP), will train users and provide hands-on assistance.

  • Supporting state-of-the-art computer-assisted optical microscopes and maintain instrumentation and operate imaging equipment.

  • Communicating with and instruct equipment usage as necessary to researchers with various knowledge levels in imaging technology.

  • Communicating with suppliers to report problems, repair, or replace faulty equipment.

  • Data recording and bookkeeping.

  • Oral and written presentation of activities performed in the laboratory is expected for internal reports.

In order to qualify you must have:

  • Ph.D., M.S., or B.S. in a science or engineering field, including Biophysics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field with at least 5 years of experience in visualization modalities such as wide field, TIRF, and/or confocal microscopy.

  • Specific expertise in optics and fluorescence imaging.

  • Familiarity with scanning or FIB-SEM electron microscopy and LINUX operating systems will be useful but not required.

  • Expertise in electron microscopy useful.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers with various knowledge levels in imaging technology.

  • Proven ability to maintain instrumentation and to communicate effectively with suppliers to report problems, repair, or replace faulty equipment for the fluorescence microscopes, the FIB-SEM, and associated equipment.

This job does not require duties that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

*LI Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular