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University of Pittsburgh, Genomics Research Core: Research Technician

The HSCRF Genomics Research Core is an institutional resource that provides genomics and transcriptomics experimental services to University of Pittsburgh researchers. The incumbent will develop and perform complex assays, robust procedures and quality control and assurance measures. The incumbent will perform independent experiments involving: Sanger sequencing – DNA and RNA extraction and quantification – real time PCR – genotyping – assessment of gene expression – and will assist with other procedures as assigned by the supervisor. Attention to detail and basic computer skills including knowledge of MS Office software is required. The incumbent will troubleshoot problems and assure data quality meets standards for complex laboratory experiments. Previous experience with basic molecular biological assays including nucleic acid extractions, Sanger sequencing and data management is desired. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to provide the necessary customer service.

 B.S. required in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline

The University of Minnesota - University Imaging Center Researcher

The University of Minnesota is seeking applicants who are service-oriented team players with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills who enjoy moving science forward using state-of-the-art imaging resources.  The successful candidate will join a team of UIC associates responsible for the daily interactions of a dynamic interdisciplinary core facility at a major research University. This candidate will support and advance imaging projects primarily at our Jackson Hall location. This will include working on widefield, confocal, two photon, in vivo imaging and other efforts by the UIC.

They are looking for candidates with a degree in biology, chemistry or biomedical imaging. There is a need to be ready to help researchers with both trivial and advanced aspects of imaging projects. Experience in sample preparation (fixation, staining, antibody labeling, etc.), and advanced light microscopy is required and/or some experience with image analysis would be a strong plus. The successful candidate should be prepared to be in a dynamic multi-user environment whereby four basic areas of service must be covered:

  • Maximize the availability of advanced imaging technologies and methodologies to faculty, staff, students and external users.
  • Bring expertise in new imaging technologies to users.
  • Educate the University community about new imaging technologies.
  • Promote interaction between developers of new imaging technology and potential users.

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Princeton University - Director of Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS)

Princeton seeks a visionary and innovative leader to create and direct the new Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS) The Director will provide overall leadership for the establishment of a strong
collaborative initiative with the campus research community, guiding Princeton researchers toward best practices in data collection, data formatting, data maintenance, data access, and data management. The
Director will facilitate access to, manage, steward and store digital research data. The Director will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and training services provided by professional research
data specialists. The Director will be a visible leader, both on campus, nationally, and internationally, and able to continually assess the evolving needs of the campus research community with respect to data
management across disciplines, based on trends in the field of practice as well as the requirements of federal funding agencies and publishers. Reporting directly to the University Librarian, the Director will
also work closely with the Dean for Research Office (DFR) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) to develop appropriate policies, data repository and storage infrastructure for the University. A Policy
Advisory Committee consisting of senior personnel from OIT, the Library, DFR, and faculty from each division, will provide guidance and make appropriate recommendations on matters related to
infrastructure, security, privacy, open access, preservation of codes, sensitive data, inter-institutional collaborations, etc.

Northwestern University - Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) and the Nikon Imaging Center (NIC)

The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University is seeking a Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) and the Nikon Imaging Center (NIC). The CAM is a core imaging facility, housing the latest in imaging instruments including super-resolution, confocal, TIRF, light sheet and multiphoton microscopes. The NIC is one of only three such advanced facilities in the country. The Center is supported by the Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and Nikon Instruments, Inc.

The mission of the CAM is to provide access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment to researchers at Northwestern University and neighboring institutions, serving as an educational hub for the mid-west region by offering training courses and symposia in basic and advanced microscopy.

UCSF Biostatistics Core - Senior Staff Analyst

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) Biostatistics Core at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a senior staff analyst candidate with the earliest possible starting date of January 1, 2019. The successful applicant will work directly under the HDFCCC Biostatistics Core faculty members and together they will serve as the principle research data analysts for the Cancer Center Biostatistics Core. Commensurate with experience, the successful applicant may also advise PI and other researchers on research design issues and the use of appropriate statistical methods.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Research Assistant II

A Research Assistant II position in the field of experimental metabolomics is available in The Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We seek a highly motivated individual with a BS/BA or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, or related fields. Must have experience with cell culture and aseptic technique. Experience with liquid chromatrography/mass spectrometry, pharmacological assays, high‐throughput screening, RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, qPCR, protein purification, Western Blotting, immunoassays, and/or fluorescence microscopy is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Mass Spectrometry Specialist

A Mass Spectrometry Specialist position in the field of experimental metabolomics is available in The Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We seek a highly motivated individual with a BS/BA or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields. Must have experience with sample preparation for analysis by mass spectrometry. Experience with operation of liquid chromatrography/mass spectrometry instruments, liquid handling robotics, solid phase extraction (SPE), supported liquid extraction (SLE), good laboratory practices (GLP) training, targeted metabolomics, and non‐targeted metabolomics is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - Research Specialist lll - Analytic Microscopy Core

Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. The mission of Moffitt is clear, focused, and fully stated in nine words, "To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists, and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring, and hope.

The Analytic Microscopy Core is recruiting for a Research Specialist lll in Tampa, FL.

Position Highlights:

  • The Research Specialist III works closely with the core staff and center's research community in an effort to further cancer research through development and execution of microscopy related experiments. 
  • Provide training and assistance on various microscopy techniques including but not limited to:  Fluorescence, Intravital, Live Cell, and Confocal Microscopy, Digital Pathology, and Image Analysis.
  • Work independently to determine best methods to use for customer projects.

The Ohio State University – Cryo-EM Research Associate 2-Engineer

The Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis has an opening for a Cryo-TEM Research Associate 2 – Engineer to perform multidisciplinary research in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). This position will perform basic functions and activities related to cryo-transmission electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate transmission electron microscopes of cryo-transmission specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research. This position will conduct assessments prior to data collections, including but not limited to performing preliminary image data quality, loading samples, and tuning microscopes. This position will also assist with oversight and maintenance of cryotransmission electron microscopes and ancillary related equipment. This position will participate and support research in single particle and tomography studies utilizing cryotransmission electron microscopes and specimens, as well as write or edit/approve progress reports, technical reports and/or journal articles.

Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core - Research Associate - Bioinformatics Analyst

The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core (HBC) is looking for a bioinformatician or computational biologist to work with data from a wide variety of experimental platforms, with a focus on next-gen sequencing technologies. This role provides a unique opportunity to participate in exciting and rewarding world-class research that is making a profound impact on human health.

University of Pennsylvania Flow Core - Resource Technologist B

The Resource Technologist B will provide high quality processing and flow cytometry services of clinical trial samples to the Abramson Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Shared Resource Laboratory, primarily for projects with the Parker Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. A knowledge of and experience with flow cytometry using Becton-Dickinson cytometers is a requirement for this position, as well as knowledge of FlowJo analytical cytometry. Additional duties include detailed manual and electronic record-keeping, sample inventory management, performing cellular immunology assays, participating in equipment or reagent validation, and developing or updating standard operating procedures. This position involves working closely with the Research Project Manager to carry out highly-regulated clinical assays, and to implement and adhere to rigorous standard operating procedures to achieve uniformity and reproducibility. Interaction with study organizers at outside institutions will be common so exceptional interactive skills are highly desired.

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Princeton University - Research Software Engineer

Do you want to help enable and advance groundbreaking Molecular Biology research through software development? Do you have a background in research but love to write code? Are you looking to apply your scientific programming expertise to a novel set of research problems? If so, Princeton University's Research Computing department is recruiting a Research Software Engineer to join the fast-growing Research Software Engineering (RSE) Group.

In the RSE Group, we collectively provide computational research expertise to multiple divisions within the University. As a central team of software experts, we are focused on improving the quality, performance, and sustainability of Princeton's computational research software. Our group is committed to building collaborative environments in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques in new and emerging areas.

In this position, you will be an integral member of multiple research teams focused on cutting-edge computational molecular biology and bioinformatics research. You will join teams of researchers associated with the Department of Molecular Biology to provide computational expertise in algorithm development and software design in order to create high-quality and sustainable research code.

If you have a strong background in scientific programming, academic research, and an interest in molecular biology you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on multiple high-profile research projects.

This position will require you to work closely with colleagues in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) as well as with faculty, student/postdoctoral researchers, and technical staff in Molecular Biology to enable and accelerate research software development within the department.

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Director

 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is a leading independent biomedical research facility dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular, and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson’s, and other diseases, and translating those findings into effective therapies. Our Core Technologies and Services support more than 330 scientists and staff in on-site laboratories and collaborative partnerships that span the globe. We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Director to join our team of highly experienced and skilled Core Technologies and Services leaders.


Nebraska Center for Biotechnology Research Technologist

Nebraska Center for Biotechnology

The Microscopy Core Research Facility ( of the Nebraska Center for Biotechnology ( at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hiring a Research Technologist.  The qualified person will carry out advanced bio-imaging analyses such as confocal live-cell and immunofluorescence microscopy. The technologist will provide quality services for users and should have some knowledge of plant biology with experience in microscopy experiments, instrument and computer skills.  Being a core facility the successful candidate will be customer service oriented with a willingness to help others.  


Requirements and Qualifications: M.Sc. is required (PhD is also acceptable).  BSc with major in the area of plant biology, MSc degree with research using plant cells with at least one-year experience in fluorescence microscopy.  Preferred Knowledge and Skills:  Plant live-cell confocal (Nikon system) imaging skills; worked in an academic environment, core facility setting is a plus. 


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Application review process will begin on Nov 1, 2018.


UNMC - Director of Research Resources

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is looking for a Director of Research Resources to manage its growing research infrastructure. The director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research and is a member of the Vice chancellor’s senior leadership group with responsibility for five key research program areas.

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