The Tufts Advanced Microscopic Imaging Center (TAMIC) offers a wide array of optical and spectral quantitative imaging techniques, for the chemical and structural characterization of materials at submicron scales. Our staff is particularly experienced in confocal imaging of biological specimens and engineered tissues. Laser excitation and photodetection schemes are optimized for label-free functional imaging of live cells and tissues, such as:
Cellular metabolism and mitochondrial redox state (Two-photon excited fluorescence, TPEF)
Lipid metabolism and neuronal myelination (Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy, CARS)
Collagen fiber organization (Second harmonic generation, SHG)
What You'll Do
The imaging core facility 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 advanced microscopic imaging, including confocal, two-photon, FLIM, and CARS microscopic imaging, and administrative duties related to user training and maintenance of the lab budget. The manager will also have oversight of collaborative projects and may be actively involved in imaging of specimens. He/she will be in charge of performing imaging for users that require assistance (i.e. ones that are not trained to use the microscopes independently). The laboratory manager 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. This is a University staff position with generous benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.
What We're Looking For
1. Years of related experience required: 2-5
2. Required education: PhD or MS in engineering or the physical sciences.
3. Special licenses required: none
4. Required computer/technical skills: Optical instrumentation, linear and non-linear microscopic imaging, Matlab, Labview, python.
At least 2-5 years of experience with optical microscopic imaging and instrumentation is highly desirable, especially in the context of non-linear optical microscopy. 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.