The Director of Research Core Facility will perform daily operations while ensuring that the research facility operates efficiently and the work is of the highest quality. This position will coordinate highly specialized research equipment for South Campus scientific clientele. In this position, you will:
- oversee training for imaging, cytometry and ancillary equipment
- conduct or supervise operation of experiments on lab equipment
- oversee quality control and implement appropriate safety procedures in the laboratory
- perform equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, maintain and order supplies and materials, and assist in purchase of new technologies
- take part in teaching students and other trainees in sample preparation, observation and measurement techniques
- consult and advise clients regarding projects
- guide and evaluate technicians as required
- provide instruction in use of lab equipment
- provide advice and instruction in the analysis of data collected from the instrumentation
- monitor budget of the lab and set rates for services provided through the lab in conjunction with existing core facilities
The incumbent should maintain the depth of skills necessary for the laboratory to contribute to teaching and research within the university.
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- Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering field.
- At least 3 years of research experience with confocal microscopy and/or flow cytometry.
- Authorship on peer-reviewed publications involving use of confocal microscopy and/or flow cytometry and associated analysis.
- Experience with training users in advanced analytical methods.
- Master’s or Doctoral degree in science or engineering that included use of confocal microscopy and/or flow cytometry.
- Two or more years of experience in a university core facility and /or research lab management. Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of complex instrumentation operations.
- Experience with computers and microscopy/cytometry analysis software across hardware/software platforms.