Lead Researcher in Neuroimaging at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis
Posted by Daniel Stabley, on 9 March 2022
Come be a part of the Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology. This advanced imaging facility houses two lattice light sheet microscopes, a custom built adaptive optics enabled lattice light sheet microscope, one Gaussian light sheet system for cleared tissue-imaging, and a wide variety of general use instrumentation for fixed and live-cell applications. We collaborate with leading methods developers to build microscopes and advance the frontier of the field, while also operating a robust training program that enables biologists to rapidly utilize the latest technology in their projects.
The Lead Researcher will support integration of microscope technology into investigator-lead projects, and will primarily be responsible for the maintenance and calibration of the instruments in addition to user guidance and training. There will be opportunities to grow within the role with the potential to become more involved with research and development as they familiarize themselves with our instrumentation and processes.
Successful candidates will be intellectually motivated, have the ability to follow standard operating procedures with a high attention to detail, and have either a background in engineering or extensive microscope experience in a related life science or physical science field. Programming experience in Python and/or MatLAB is desirable but not required.
- Maintenance and calibration of instruments
- Adaptation of instrument parameters for experiments
- Developing technical expertise on instruments
- User guidance and training
- Manage vendor interaction
- Develop new protocols and improve processes
Apply to be a part of the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific area is required
- Five (5) years of relevant, post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor’s degree
- Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master’s degree
- No experience is required with a Ph.D.
What We Offer
Salary is highly competitive (comparable to industry) and employee benefits are outstanding. Relocation assistance is available. Working at St. Jude provides the opportunity to make a tangible difference to pediatric cancer patient care and survival and St. Jude has been consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” list and is exceptionally positively reviewed on GlassDoor.