CryoEM Facility, New York University School of Medicine

Position ID:New York University School of Medicine-CryoEM Facility-CEM [#8944]
Position Title: Cryo EM Manager Position
Position Type:Other
Position Location:New York, New York 10016, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cryo-electron Microscopy / Biology
Biological Electron Microscopy
Structural Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/02/24)
Position Description:    

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Cryo EM Manager Position at NYU Langone School of Medicine

NYU Langone School of Medicine is seeking a cryo-EM manager to oversee the operation of our expanding, state-of-the- art electron microscopy facility. The facility will include Titan Krios and Talos Arctica microscopes, both with direct detectors, for single particle EM and cryo electron tomography. The facility will be staffed by 3 team members, including the manager (this position) and two junior associates. The facility manager will be responsible for oversight and maintenance of these microscopes as well as training and assisting users, who will be primarily from the NYU research community. The manager will interface with our High Performance Computing team to ensure a seamless interface between data collection and data processing. The manager will also have the opportunity to, and will be encouraged to interact with cryo EM experts in the New York area and to attend key EM conferences (e.g. EM Gordon Conference) in order to integrate NYU with the greater EM community, and to implement cutting-edge techniques and technologies into our facility.

Responsibilities (together with 2 other team members):

  • Maintain Talos Arctica and Krios microscopes. This duty requires interfacing with FEI engineers to ensure optimal performance of the microscopes.
  • Maintain ancillary, cryo-EM related equipment such as Vitrobot, glow discharger etc.
  • Load samples and align microscopes prior to data collection
  • Train and oversee users for data collection
  • Evaluate quality of data obtained by users
  • Interface and collaborate with High Performance Computing team, who will assist with computational needs for optimal data collection, storage and data processing
  • Interface and collaborate with Microscopy Core, which houses electron microscopes for preliminary screening of samples
  • Implement data collection strategies that will benefit our user community
  • Maintain accurate logs for microscope performance and usage
Key element of the job:

  • This facility will be optimized for high throughput data collection. Developing a pipeline that fits well with our users will be a key part of this job. Although the manager is expected to consult with faculty supervisors, he/she will be given flexibility and responsibility to develop a pipeline that generates high quality data in an efficient manner.


  • PhD in structural biology, biochemistry or related field
  • At least 2 years of cryo EM experience, with expertise in handling samples, using microscopes and evaluating images
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of transmission electron microscopy
  • General understanding of single particle cryo EM workflow; experience in cryo electron tomography is a plus
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with management experience or a record of achievement in collaborative, team-driven environments

The Ideal Candidate:

In addition to meeting all the requirements above, the ideal candidate will also bring enthusiasm and passion to developing our new facility. We are looking for a colleague who will be excited about interacting with researchers at all levels and will consistently strive to maintain a state-of-the-art facility. The EM manager will be an key component of our new cryo EM initiative, and as such, will play a crucial role in shaping the new facility. This job is an excellent opportunity for an electron microscopist who is interested in a leadership role within the vibrant research community at NYU School of Medicine.

Salary will be competitive and job title will depend on qualifications of the candidate.

To apply for this position, please email and include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for 3 references

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Contact: David Stokes
Email: email
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Skirball Institute
540 First Ave
New York, NY 10016

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