Imaging Core Director position at Yale University - West Campus

Research Support Specialist 6 - 54227BR

Yale University seeks to fill a leadership position in the West Campus Imaging Core. The mission of this facility is to provide the Yale research community with shared access to state-of-the-art instrumentation across multiple imaging platforms and techniques, technical expertise, and assistance in optimal image collection. The Core supports ongoing work from 7 collaborative multidisciplinary research institutes with an emphasis at interfaces with biology. Imaging techniques provided by the Core include standard fluorescence,confocal, laser microdissection, and AFM.

The Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Core including managing and expanding the user base, maintaining all instrumentation, implementing strategic vision for imaging capabilities, identifying and pursuing funding opportunities. providing consultative and training services to researchers, and providing hands-on expertise in the preparation of biological samples for imaging.

The Specialist will serve as an expert resource by instructing Core users in fundamental and advanced imaging techniques, developing training lectures and hands-on courses, and disseminating constructive and instructional information related to current imaging techniques and instrumentation. The Specialist will create a collaborative and engaged user community, and contribute to the broader research missions of the campus.

The successful candidate must have a wide understanding of various imaging techniques, hands-on problem-solving ability, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong people skills and a customer-oriented approach are necessary to assist and train facility users. The candidate must be able to balance scientific and technical responsibilities with management of the Core facility.

Required: Ph.D. in biology, physics, or a related field; at least 3-5 years postgraduate experience in an academic or industrial environment; strong biology background; exceptional organizational, troubleshooting, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, and leadership skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse team; an interest in the support and instruction of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers; proven track record in grant preparation; mastery of wide-field and confocal imaging.

Expertise in image analysis and imaging applications in microfluidic devices is highly desirable, as is prior experience working in and/or overseeing a multi-user microscopy facility.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at the requisition ID for this position is 54227BR .