We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join us as Manager of the Core Facility at the non-tenure track Research Scientist rank in the UTA College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI). The individual will be part of a dynamic research team working within the Bone-Muscle Research Center (BMRC), CONHI and provide technical support for investigators within CONHI as well as other investigators on the UTA campus. The individual will also participate in NIH funded projects with an emphasis on live cell imaging and support a series of other high-end microscopes for calcium imaging, protein trafficking, and mitochondrial studies in musculoskeletal diseases and cancers. It is also expected that this individual will pursue his/her areas of research interests and apply for future funding.
Manage core facility, especially the Imaging Core that supports researchers in the UTACONHI and other investigators on the UTA campus. Operate and maintain the Nikon A1R HD25 confocal microscope and calcium imaging, live cell imaging, and fluorescent microscopes (note – they are under service contract). Provide training to new users of the confocal and other microscopes, oversee independent users and provide operator-assisted imaging for users as required. Operate and maintain ddPCR and qRT-PCR machines. Schedule use of the microscopes and perform billing of user fees on a monthly basis. Schedule and coordinate maintenance or repair services. Participate in and develop his/her own research projects in the laboratory of the Core Director, Dr. Zui Pan. Assist the Core Director, Dr. Zui Pan on progress reports and other documents required by funding agents, such as NIH. Consult with new users to assist with designing their experiments and advising them on the optimal imaging approach for their research. Provide microscopy imaging, histology or other services requested by investigators. Assist with preparation of manuscripts, reports and grant applications. Present research findings at national and international meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in a biomedical sciences related field and extensive expertise in laser scanning confocal microscopy, live cell imaging and histology or the equivalent experience.
The ideal candidate would have the following professional skills and personal characteristics: Proficiency in Nikon laser scanning A1R confocal microscope; familiarity with image analysis software, such as ImageJ, Nikon Element; familiarity with BioRad digital droplet PCR and other real-time PCR. Familiarity with specimen preparation, section, H&E staining and IHC staining in histology; strong communications skills, both oral and written, as well as interaction with other investigators; strong learning skills to rapidly master updates and new techniques in microscopy, histology and molecular biology; strong team spirit and commitment to work with and to train other researchers and students on using the instruments.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 11376
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.