Posted:  May 17, 2017
Facility Manager

The Center for Integrative Proteomics Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks qualified applicants for a Facility Manager position within the newly established Rutgers New Jersey Cryo Electron Microscopy and Tomography Facility.

The successful candidate will help support a dynamic user community drawn from Rutgers and nearby academic institutions. The 2000 sq ft Facility currently includes an FEI Talos Arctica with phase plate optics and automate cryogenic sample handling, a Gatan K2 direct detection camera coupled with a GIF imaging filter, a correlative light and electron microscopy unit, a Leica GP plunger, and other sample preparation equipment.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research. Responsibilities of the Facility Manager include:

  1. All aspects of sample preparation for both cryoEM and cryoET projects
  2. Instrument operation including image acquisition and microscope maintenance
  3. Data analysis support,including image analysis, data processing, and structure analysis
  4. Technical support for user project design, successful completion, and scientific publications
  5. Facility management and User Training
  6. Other related duties

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, and at least 5 years of extensive hands-on experience in cryo-electron microscopy, biological sample preparation, and image processing. Candidates with core facility management or cryoEM engineer or application scientist experience are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal communication skills and be able to effectively work with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of scientific and cultural backgrounds. Grant writing experience is not required, but would be an asset for shared instrumentation grant preparation.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of relevant research experience in cryoEM, and names and contact information for three references to the Rutgers Job Portal.  The quick link to the posting is: .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and the nature of the appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.