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Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist | Bio-Imaging Resource Center in New York, New York

Organization Overview

We provide members of the University and their visitors with a wide spectrum of microscopy equipment and image analysis software packages, together with extensive training in their use. Systems include state-of-the-art optical imaging using widefield, confocal, multiphoton, light-sheet, and super-resolution microscopy. We also provide consultation on sample preparation and immunolabeling procedures. We train researchers to use the microscopes and image acquisition software themselves, providing assistance when necessary to ensure collection of high-quality images. Staff also conduct more complex work on a collaborative basis with the scientists. The center currently houses several widefield fluorescence/transmitted light microscopes (Zeiss and Olympus), two DeltaVision Image Restoration microscopes (API/GE Healthcare), three laser scanning confocal microscopes (a Zeiss LSM 780, a Leica SP8 and a Zeiss LSM 880 NLO system), a Yokagawa spinning disk confocal microscope (Zeiss/Spectral Applied), an FV1000MPE Twin upright multiphoton system (Olympus), a multi-line STORM/TIRF system (Nikon) fitted with widefield-FLIM and TIRF-FLIM capabilities (Lambert Instruments), an LCV110 VivaView; Incubator Microscope (Olympus), a Yokawawa CV1000 CellVoyager; environmental spinning disk system (Olympus), an Ultramicroscope light sheet system (LaVision BioTec), a laser microdissection system (MMI), and an OMX 3D-SIM super-resolution microscope (API/GE Healthcare). Most of the systems are fitted with environmental chambers for live cell imaging. The center has five full-time research support staff including the director. The center is staffed during business hours, and under an open-access model, trained investigators can use the facility 24/7. In addition, many of the systems can be operated remotely via the center's online facility management software.


The Bio-Imaging Resource Center (BIRC) at The Rockefeller University in New York City is seeking a motivated full-time microscopist to advise and train users, particularly in the area of confocal microscopy. The Research Support Associate will report to the Director of the BIRC and work together with the BIRC staff team.


Responsibilities includeassisting in advising and training users in all areas of optical microscopy, including:

  • Microscope set-up

  • Experimental design

  • Sample preparation

  • Data evaluation

  • Perform troubleshooting as needed

  • Microscope maintenance

  • Miscellaneous laboratory maintenance and job-related duties as required

Working on collaborative studies with Rockefeller University researchers will also be encouraged for motivated individuals.


  • Master's degree required

  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related field preferred

  • A minimum of two years of experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, plus experience with sample preparation and experimental design

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills

  • An enthusiastic approach toward new techniques

  • Motivation to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology

  • Flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers.

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are required

Please include a cover letter when applying

Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time