Looking for Imaging Core Director CCF Florida

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Looking for Imaging Core Director CCF Florida

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Imaging Core Director

Job Profile Summary:
The newly founded Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is seeking a motivated and skilled microscopist to help establish and direct a Light Microscopy Core. This position requires advanced technical and scientific expertise in imaging acquisition and analysis, along with the ability to work collaboratively in a BSL-2/3 research facility. The new Light Microscopy Core Director will report to the Director for Shared Resources.


• Manage the daily operations of the Core, including supervision of junior Core Staff, oversight of Core projects, infrastructure and the purchase, utilization, and upkeep of equipment
• Train investigators in the proper use of microscopes and imaging equipment;  troubleshoot experimental and technical problems to help optimize techniques and improve understanding of biological questions
• Provide advice to clients on experimental design, protocols, and sample preparation
• Provide post-acquisition image processing and analysis and assist with interpretation of data
• Together with the Shared Resources Director, establish and implement the Core’s business plan, policies, procedures, assessing needs and opportunities for improvement and innovation
• Maintain SOPs and quality control measures and monitor compliance of the Core, its Staff, and users with institutional and regulatory policies in a BSL-3 environment (e.g., biohazard material handling and IACUC protocols)
• Participate in grant and manuscript writing
• Help develop informational and educational materials to communicate information to Core users and help maintain the Core website
• Supervise Core accounting; manage billing; maintain and generate reports, records and statistics; provide budgetary analyses as requested by the Director.

Work Experience:
• Demonstrated expertise in current and emerging imaging technologies, including, widefield and confocal microscopy, and live cell imaging methods
• Experience with pre-clinical imaging, preferred
• Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to teach and advise client scientists as well as assist with manuscript and grant writing
• Strong and effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills
• Experience in a core research laboratory, preferred
• Previous experience with Leica microscopes, preferred
• Experience in a BSL2/BSL3 environment is highly desirable
• Ph.D. with at least three years of experience in an Imaging Core Facility is preferred for an appointment at a Director level. Candidates with MS and at least five years of experience or BS and at least ten years of experience are also encouraged to apply.

Personal Protective Equipment:
• Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
• Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Please send all inquiries/CV to:
Sara Tavakoli, PhD
Director Shared Resource Laboratories
Cleveland Clinic
Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port St. Lucie, FL
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