Advanced Microscopy Fellowship, Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center
The Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at Janelia is excited to announce an open position tailored specifically for applicants who have just recently completed their PhD degree. This position is designed with candidates who have strong focus of developing a career in imaging core facilities. There will be no independent research opportunity. There has been a paucity of training programs that integrates technical/scientific guidance with the business and managerial skills needed to run a successful core facility. The latter is an important aspect in this career to which most scientists are not exposed in their training. For many, their first exposure to management is in a facility manager or director position, where management skills are immediately expected and required.
The AIC Advanced Microscopy Fellowship program offers early career imaging scientists (recent graduates from PhD programs) a unique opportunity at Janelia to apply their expertise in advanced quantitative microscopy techniques including single-molecule imaging, super-resolution microscopy, light sheet microscopy, focused ion-beam scanning electron microscopy, data handling, and/or image analysis, while learning the key skills needed to manage a large, international, heavily-used core facility. The Fellow will have opportunity to gain unique hands-on experience on emerging microscopy technologies such as lattice light sheet microscope with adaptive optics, interferometric PALM super-resolution microscope, SiMView light sheet microscope with adaptive correction mechanism, focused ion-beam scanning electron microscope engineered for ultra-long-term milling/imaging, cryo-SIM and other novel technologies being developed at Janelia. More important, the AIC continues to champion unique and exciting global outreach programs in Africa, South America and other resource-challenged regions of the world. The Fellow is expected to be fully engaged in these global initiatives.
The ideal candidate should have a focused career goal of becoming an integral part of a shared imaging center in the future. The Fellow also has the opportunity to identify additional responsibilities that match his/her interests, such as: organizing and teaching microscopy lectures and workshops; organizing microscopy discussion groups/journal clubs; developing protocols for testing equipment performance; designing and/or implementing novel or custom imaging or analysis techniques. The Fellow will also have superb opportunities to establish contact with visiting scientists from all over the world, paving the way for a successful career path.
For more details on the job description, and to apply, please visit the job offer.