Lead Scientist-Directing Cryo-Electron Microscopy

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Athens, GA

About the Job

Directs, initiates and executes research strategies in partnership with Principal Investigator. Designs and conducts studies to investigate specific basic science or clinical research questions within field of expertise. Focuses on one or more specific scientific endeavors of the laboratory. Develops new experimental procedures and publishes research results.

Responsible for the overall direction of the Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility function at St. Jude. Develops policies and procedures, directs technicians and non-technical personnel, and ensures adequate staffing for the department. Supervises Cryo-EM technologists and maintains the technical aspects of Cryo-EM services. Functions as a liaison between faculty and technologists and area support staff. Recommends equipment modification and evaluates quality and accuracy of Cryo-Electron Microscopes and associated equipment. Oversees new testing procedures and related protocols. Encourages and approves introduction and demonstration of new techniques, equipment and research findings. Ensures the delivery of quality services in area of operations. Ensures performance of all quality management procedures as required. Actively develops new Cryo-EM methodologies for the characterization of proteins and biological molecules.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required

  • Twelve (12) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required
  • Ten (10) years of relevant post-degree experience is required with a Master's degree
  • Eight (8) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD

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