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The director will lead the Fred Hutch Cellular Imaging Core Facility team and will be responsible for all aspect of the core functions, including providing outstanding imaging services and support to Fred Hutch investigators, scientific collaborations, strategic planning, acquisition, development and dissemination of new technologies. The resource provides equipment and expertise to assist investigators in applying sophisticated light and electron microscopy techniques.
The mission of the Cellular Imaging Shared Resource is to accelerate cancer and fundamental research for Fred Hutch/UW Consortium researchers by providing state of the art imaging and image analysis technologies, and by providing expertise on the use of such technologies and how to apply them to a variety of research projects. More specifically, the Resource evaluates current and future needs, evaluates new technologies and their potential benefits for research at the Center, obtains funding for the purchase of needed instruments, hardware and software, trains users, provides assistance with the utilization of all available technologies, provides specialized services, and disseminates and promotes the use of imaging and quantitative image analysis techniques through demonstrations, workshops, and seminars.
Scope of Responsibilities
The Core Director of Cellular Imaging reports to the Associate Vice President of Shared Resources and works independently in supervising resource operations and staff. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are used in interacting with users and in promoting the resource. Expected to work under limited supervision and exercise considerable judgment and initiative in duties and responsibilities.
Major Job Duties
Research & Collaborative Development
Education & Training
Perform other responsibilities as required.
Must have the knowledge and skills typically acquired through the completion of a PhD in Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field, with 3-5 years related experience. Demonstrated expertise in advanced imaging techniques e.g. confocal and two photon microscopy, light sheet, super-resolution, and/or electron microscopy. Demonstrated ability to integrate multiple types of research approaches. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work in a team environment are essential. The individual will have excellent communication skills for interfacing with expert and non-expert users, as well as lay audiences. Proven customer service and end user support experience.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
The successful candidate will: