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Fred Hutch is seeking an Imaging Scientist (IS) for its Cellular Imaging Shared Resource (CISR). The CISR provides high resolution, state-of-the-art technologies for imaging and analyzing the molecular and structural organization of cells and tissue employing light and electron microscopy technologies to Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium Researchers. The facility provides state-of-the-art microscopy techniques (e.g. super-resolution, confocal, FRET, FRAP, 2-photon, live cell imaging, photo-activation and uncaging, quantitative immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry, high content imaging), as well as image processing and analysis.
A PhD in related science field with a minimum of three years of additional experience is desired, however a highly skilled candidate with a Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of extensive experience will also be considered.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working with a variety of commercial imaging platforms and software (e.g. Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Molecular Devices ImageXpress), as well as advanced knowledge in both the theory and application of light microscopy methods (e.g. widefield microscopy, laser scanning, SPIM, light sheet, deconvolution, and super resolution microscopy).
The applicant should have a broad knowledge of molecular, cellular and organismal biology, as well as familiarity with standard model systems. Familiarity with cancer research would be beneficial.