Director-Electron Microscopy

Memphis, TN
Competitive Salary
Oct 09, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time


During the past five decades, St. Jude has made remarkable progress toward curing childhood cancer and other life-threating diseases. St. Jude is building on that success with a $7 billion, six-year strategy to expand our mission with a focus on three fronts: in the clinic, in the laboratory and around the world. St. Jude has never been better positioned to achieve our mission: Finding cures. Saving children . Join our team and see what can be accomplished when all employees receive the resources, support, and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.


The Director of Electron Microscopy is responsible for managing the electron microscopy facility within the institution's Cell and Tissue Imaging (CTI) shared resource and collaborating with faculty and staff on research projects. Your daily responsibilities include managing the accurate and efficient performance of laboratory staff and corresponding work assignments, including quality control, competency assessment, proficiency testing, regulatory requirements, and instrument maintenance. In addition to your management responsibilities, you are expected to coordinate the preparation and processing of samples for electron microscopy, train staff on sample preparation, electron microscopy and data processing and analysis, and maintain image archives. You will oversee all work performed and you are expected to maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in current and emerging electron microscopy techniques and the associated preparation protocols.


Our current resources include the FEI Tecnai TF20, FEI Teneo VS, and Helios FIB-SEM systems. Individuals with experience in C ryo-EM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area or equivalent experience working in an electron microscopy resource facility required.

Minimum Experience:

Ten (10) years of laboratory experience is required of which at least five (5) years are required in electron microscopy and microscopy-based preparation protocols.

Other Credentials:

Certification in biological electron microscopy by The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) preferred.


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