ACDM SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
The Department of Nanomedicine is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in intravital microscopy, and extensive experience in high-speed optical microscopy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will develop, improve, and implement advanced intravital microscopy techniques, as well as perform complex experiments that contribute to the timely and accurate completion of ongoing research projects that involve confocal and/or multiphoton imaging. The candidate is expected to work independently; plan and coordinate the operation of the intravital microscope, and assist with experiments as needed. Troubleshooting assays and customizing experimental tools to answer research questions is acentral part of this role. The candidate will coordinate external and internal resources necessary for completion of research plans and provide direction to Scientists and Trainees. Candidate will generate clear and complete records of experimental work, communicate results of research at meetings, and participate in the publication and presentation of research. At the discretion of the Director, the candidate may be responsible for leadership tasks including Core management, experimental design and implementation, and participation in multi-institutional collaborations.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Master's degree in Basic Science plus 10 years experience or Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The ideal candidate should have strong background in the application of microscopic techniques and significant relevant laboratory experience, ideally with a focus on intravital microscopy and/or 2-photon microscopy. Experience with animal preparation and surgery, live animal imaging, and image analysis is desired. Advanced training will be provided, but the candidate is expected to be able to carry out complex microscopic procedures with minimal supervision. This position also requires a strong desire to work in a team environment, interacting with scientists from different disciplines and research groups on a daily basis. The candidate must have the ability to perform research procedures independently, as well as ability to interpret and explain the theoretical basis of the work performed.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standard laboratory environment; Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.

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