About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Light Microscopy Core position, Whitehead Institute, USA

The W.M. Keck Facility for Biological Imaging at Whitehead is excited to recruit a new member of our light microscopy team.  The Technical Assistant will serve a critical role by maintaining equipment and providing training, usage and image analysis support to researchers using the Keck Facility.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in light microscopes, teaching and core facility work.  We invite applications with junior or mid-level experience.

The Keck Facility is a light microscopy core facility that provides state-of-the-art light microscopy equipment and expertise to enable the diverse and dynamic research at the Whitehead Institute, MIT and the surrounding biomedical research institutions. We house a range of turn-key instruments to assist with imaging a broad range of samples–from bacteria to brains, biochemistry to organoids and organs.  In addition, we provide microscopy education opportunities for our research community.

Classification: Exempt, Full Time

Reports To:     Microscopy Facility Manager

Overall Responsibility

The Technical Assistant assists the Keck Facility manager in core facility operations including training of users (grad students, post docs, faculty and research staff), maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and affiliated software and peripherals, creating accounts, inventory and ordering of supplies, and basic image analysis assistance.  The Technical Assistant will perform all duties in accordance with Whitehead Institute’s behavioral standards, mission, values, and vision.

Characteristic Duties


Preferred Experience (1 or more)

Cover letter required.  Salary commensurate with experience.

For additional information please check the job offer.