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Senior Research Scientist/Senior Microscopy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 61673
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
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The Advanced Light Microscopy Operation of the Molecular Cytology Core Facility at MSKCC, New York is looking for a Senior Research Scientist/Senior Microscopy Specialist.
The Molecular Cytology Core Facility (MCCF) is offering a full-time position for a highly motivated imaging scientist to support researchers with image acquisition and data analysis. MCCF supports several complex microscopy setups, including a Lumicks C-Trap optical tweezers instrument, Zeiss and Leica laser scanning confocals, TIRF microscope, widefield fluorescence microscopes, AFM and IF/IHC slide scanners. We have over a hundred different users with distinct needs that range from single molecule microscopy to whole-organ imaging. The new team member will work closely with colleagues in MCCF Histology to provide advanced imaging and image analysis to the MSKCC research community, including basic scientific and clinical researchers.
Maintenance and operation of MCCF's high-end light microscopes
Consulting with, training and assisting end-user researchers on optimal microscope operation
Teaching microscopy courses to MSKCC audiences
Providing project-based advice for preparation of biological samples, including fixation, tissue sectioning, tissue clearing and expansion microscopy
Quantitative image analysis, data processing and co-authoring scientific manuscripts with end users
Evaluating novel imaging and sample preparation techniques and sharing new technologies with the MSKCC research community
PhD in Biology, Biophysics or related fields with several years of work experience in high-end light microscopy
Experience with quantitative image analysis software such as FIJI/ImageJ and Imaris
Strong service- and team-orientation, and excellent organizational, problem-solving and communication skills
Passion for learning and problem solving
Strong organizational skills, flexibility in working hours and ability to multi-task
* Practical experience in single-molecule quantitative microscopy and optical tweezers
* Knowledge of scripting languages associated with image analysis such as MATLAB, Python
* Familiarity with cancer biology
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a resume with details of three references to Murray Tipping (email@example.com) or Rachel Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.