Biomedical engineering is a discipline of growing importance in society and is a vital and growing part not only of the Boston area but also of the whole US territory infrastructure – industry, academics, and hospitals. The field of biomedical engineering has been growing rapidly in the past few years. This expansion is due to many factors, including scientific and technological advances in molecular and cell biology, materials science and the engineering disciplines; the increasing recognition of the role of interdisciplinary strategies to solve complex biomedical problems; the aging of the population leading to increasing healthcare needs and the associated demands and costs. The Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts University reflects these themes and offers comprehensive education and research opportunities to students, faculty and industry interested in pursuit of this topic.
Established at Tufts University in September 2002, the Biomedical Engineering Department is located in the Science and Technology Center (4 Colby Street, Medford, MA), a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, which also houses the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research activities of the Tissue Engineering Resource Center.
The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for all aspects of laboratory operations at the Tufts Advanced Microscopic Imaging Center (TAMIC). This includes maintenance, calibration, and installation of microscopes and accessories, review and oversight of imaging tasks, laboratory maintenance, user oversight and training in microscopic imaging, including confocal, two-photon and CARS microscopic imaging, and administrative duties related to user training and maintenance of the lab budget. Teaching microscopic imaging modules as part of classes or workshops will be part of the training duties. They will have oversight of collaborative projects and may be actively involved in imaging of specimens. They will be in charge of performing imaging for users that require assistance (i.e. ones that are not trained to use the microscopes independently). They will also be responsible for strategic planning for laboratory growth, including identification of possible user groups inside and outside the university, strategic planning to provide improved services, attract and support new users, and working with university faculty and staff to secure outside funding for laboratory upgrades.
3-5 years of related experience.
PhD in engineering or the physical sciences.
Optical instrumentation, linear and non-linear microscopic imaging, Matlab, Labview.
At least 3-5 years of experience with optical microscopic imaging and instrumentation is highly desirable.
Experience with managing multi-user equipment is useful.
Strong familiarity with instrumentation software is a plus.
Evidence of ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and to perform collaborative work is important.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.