Rockefeller University

Research Support Specialist | Bio-Imaging Resource Center

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Organization Overview

The Frits and Rita Markus Bio-Imaging Resource Center provides researchers with training, advice and access to instrumentation and image analysis for state-of-the-art optical imaging using widefield, confocal, multiphoton, light-sheet and super-resolution microscopy. Consultation on sample preparation and labeling procedures is also provided. Researchers are trained to use the microscopes and image acquisition software themselves, with staff assistance when necessary to ensure collection of high quality images. More complex work can also be performed on a collaborative basis with the staff of the center. The center has seven full-time research support staff including the director. The center is staffed during business hours, and under an open-access model, trained investigators can use the facility 24/7. In addition, many of the systems can be operated remotely via the center's online facility management software.


The Bio-Imaging Resource Center (BIRC) at The Rockefeller University in New York City is seeking a motivated full-time microscopist to advise and train users, particularly in the area of confocal microscopy. The Research Support Associate will report to the Director of the BIRC and work together with the BIRC staff team.


Responsibilities include assisting in advising and training users in all areas of optical microscopy, including:

  • Microscope set-up
  • Experimental design
  • Sample preparation
  • Data evaluation
  • Perform troubleshooting as needed
  • Microscope maintenance
  • Miscellaneous laboratory maintenance and job-related duties as required

Working on collaborative studies with Rockefeller University researchers will also be encouraged for motivated individuals.


  • Master's degree required
  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related field preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, plus experience with sample preparation and experimental design
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
  • An enthusiastic approach toward new techniques
  • Motivation to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology
  • Flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are required


**Please include a cover letter when applying**



The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $90,000.00/Yr.


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