We are seeking a candidate who is a service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills who enjoys helping people. This includes being aware of different customer needs/desires and acting to meet customer demands, being respectful of customer diversity. Suggesting and acting on ideas to improve overall customer service while respecting confidentiality are key aspects of the job.
The successful candidate should be prepared to work in a dynamic multi-user environment operated under the following mission statement: a) maximize the availability of advanced imaging technologies and methodologies to faculty, staff, students and external users b) bring expertise in new imaging technologies to users c) educate the University community about new imaging technologies d) promote interaction between developers of new imaging technology and potential users.
Job Duties These first two aspects of the job will require assuming responsibility for the technical operations of the CCRB lab section including: managing workflow in the daily operation of the CCRB UIC location MIBI program •provide direction and problem-solving skills for laboratory functions. •oversee method development, instrument performance, and method validation. •perform a wide variety of complex diagnostic laboratory procedures. •oversee and/or perform laboratory information systems (LIS) functions associated with MIBI operations, ensure that change requests are communicated to LIS stakeholders and that changes are implemented once approved.
(45%) Maintain and assure performance of UIC’ Ionpath MIBI (multiplex-ion beam imaging) scope in the CCRB location, including project intake, sample prep and data collection. Evaluation of results for accuracy and appropriate intervention. Act as a UIC resource for the correlation of data, based on application knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. Determine and oversee appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results. Directly communicate results to clients and acquire information necessary to optimize results.
(35%) Provide training and/or service for users: Formal and on-demand training in proper use of imaging systems, primarily MIBI, and in the use of image-processing and data analysis and interpretation, statistical analysis, and reagents for applications.
(10%) Creating procedures and SOP manuals and routine maintenance of facilities.
(10%) Assisting in administration and record keeping, managing local budget and contribute toward funding applications.
Required Qualifications -Graduate degree and greater than 4 years’ experience in imaging and biomedical core facility project management (or a BA/BS and 6 years of experience).
Preferred Qualifications -Experience in widefield and scanning confocal microscopy; Scanning Electron Microscopy and MIBIscope imaging methods located within the UIC. Project management for sample submission will also be a plus. -Familiarity with software for image processing and image analysis, along with automation of tasks in these programs. -Experience in shared laboratory management is a plus. -Capable and ready to help researchers with both trivial and advanced aspects of imaging projects.
Internal Number: 335811
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