Facility Director, High-Throughput Imaging Facility, MD, USA

The National Cancer Institute, NIH, invites applications to fill two positions in its High-Throughput Imaging Facility (HiTIF) on the Bethesda, MD campus.

The NCI HiTIF provides infrastructure and expertise to NCI intramural scientists for automated microscopy assay development, discovery of small molecule compounds, and characterization of cellular pathways using RNAi-based screens. In addition to screening capabilities, the facility develops high-throughput microscopy analytical methods that provide unique insights into the mechanisms underlying rare cellular events within adherent monolayer cell populations. The NCI HiTIF was established to exploit imaging-based assays in intact cells as a powerful tool for drug discovery and systematic, unbiased probing of cellular pathways. For information on the facility see: ccrod.cancer.gov/confluence/display/HTIF/Home

Facility Director: The Facility Director leads and supervises all aspects of the core facility including day-to-day operation, library management, infrastructure maintenance, personnel management, strategic development, and budget management. S/he represents the facility to the NCI community and its oversight board. The director works with investigators to develop new assays and trains users on imaging and analysis equipment. The successful candidate will have extensive hands-on experience in high-content imaging, preferably on the PE Opera platform, experience in laboratory automation, assay development and RNAi screening approaches. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Image Analysis Specialist: The successful candidate will support users in all aspects of image analysis and statistical evaluation of imaging data. The candidate will work closely with facility users to customize and develop image analysis software for application to specific projects. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and extensive background in image analysis, algorithm development and statistical analysis of screening data. Experience with Acapella and Columbus server technology is desirable.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural research component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCR’s enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest dedicated clinical research complex; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-risk, high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual and technological and research resources. For an overview of CCR, please visit ccr.cancer.gov/.

Applicants with interest in these or any complimentary areas are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and bibliography, a brief statement of research interests (no more than two pages) to Lucia Croce, 41 Library Drive, Rm B602, National Cancer Inst., Bethesda MD 20892 crocelr@mail.nih.gov.

The search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found. Review of applicants will begin on or about August 1, 2013.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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