CryoEM Staff Scientist

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Ashburn, VA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $66,000 a year
The HHMI CryoEM Shared Resource at Janelia Research Campus is a world class shared cryoEM facility with a large and diverse user base. It serves the entire HHMI community for cutting-edge research in structural biology. The facility currently hosts two highly-configured Titan Krios microscopes equipped with energy filter and K2/K3 cameras and is undergoing an exciting expansion phase. An Aquilos cryo FIB-SEM is being installed, a Chameleon cryogrids preparation system has been ordered and a 3rd Krios microscope with a pre-GIF Falcon 3 camera and a post-GIF K3 camera will be delivered this coming June.

The main function of the facility is 1) high-throughput high quality data collection on user-provided ready-to-image cryo grids and 2) collaborating with labs that provide solution samples to cover the entire cryoEM workflow from sample calibration, cryo grids preparation/screening all the way to high resolution 3D electron density map generation. The facility is now seeking candidates to fill a CryoEM staff scientist position. Compensation will be competitive based on experience. There is no pre-defined term limit on the length of the employment.

Help maintain and operate various equipment and generate data on user-provided cryo grids.
Take a leading role in collaboration projects from sample preparation to data collection and image processing
Participate in or initiate method developments
Interact closely with users and collaborators
Properly handle various samples and help maintain and transfer data

Good team player, enjoying an open, collaborative and mutually respecting team environment
Motivated to learn new tools/technologies and to take on new challenges
Willing to develop/test new methods/techniques
Good communication and people skills and enjoy interacting with various users/collaborators
Experiences in cryo electron microscopy, particularly cryo FIB-SEM and cryo tomography
Good knowledge and practical skills with computers and networks

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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