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CRYO-EM SCIENTIST/FACILITATOR

Apply now Job no: 90359-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:CALS/BIOCHEMISTRY
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:

90359-AS

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

CRYO-EM SCIENTIST/FACILITATOR

Official Title:

SENIOR SCIENTIST(E10BN) or ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST(E10FN) or ASSISTANT SCIENTIST(E10LN)

Hiring Department:

A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY

FTE:

100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

JUNE 01, 2017

Term:

This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in Biophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 3 years relevant research experience in cryo-electron microscopy.

The person hired must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a talent for collaborative research, good management skills, an ability to teach effectively, an ability to work independently, and sufficient knowledge of the operation of modern cryo-electron microscopes to troubleshoot and fix minor problems and to efficiently coordinate maintenance and repair with service personnel. Expertise in computational analysis of cryo-EM data is also required, with at least basic familiarity with both tomographic and single-particle methods.

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Cryo-EM initiative is a cross-campus effort to provide modern cryo-electron microscopy capabilities to UW-Madison bioscience researchers. Current equipment includes a Tecnai TF-30 with a Gatan K2 Summit direct detector, Vitrobot plunge-freezer, RMC HP 010 high-pressure freezer, a Cryo-ultramicrotome, and a Leica EM ACE600 Carbon-Coating Device. A Titan Krios microscope will be added in the coming 12 months, and new space is being renovated to house the Titan Krios, supporting equipment, computational workspace, and workspace for the new Cryo-EM Scientist/Facilitator.

Additional Information:

The Cryo-EM Scientist/Facilitator will be a crucial contributor to the success in the UW-Madison Cryo-EM Initiative. Through interactions with diverse researchers in the many cutting-edge programs on campus, this position will afford a unique opportunity for the right individual to advance an exciting scientific career.

Contact:

Veronica Pierce
vpierce2@wisc.edu
608-890-4702
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

Applicants are asked to upload the following documents:
(1) current curriculum vitae; and
(2) a cover letter describing their research interests, qualifications, and future goals.

Applicants are prompted to provide three professional references. References should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address, and relationship.

Review of applications will begin in May 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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