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Electron Microscopy Core Director 

Cell & Developmental Biology

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Core Director will serve as the manager of the Electron Microscopy Core Facility at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, supervising the day-to- day operations of the Electron Microscopy Core. This individual will be the on- site technical specialist/coordinator to optimize protocols for individualized users and help Principal Investigators to prepare methodologies and analyses for funding agencies and peer-reviewed professional journals; coordinate all activities conducted in the core facility; ensure all equipment is operational and train users for instrumentation. The Director will be responsible for overseeing efficient, fair and cost-effective operation of and access to electron microscopy instrumentation and providing consultation and educational training to users. The Director will report to the Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology for supervision and direction. Core support is for 0.50 FTE with the remaining .50 FTE support potentially obtained through collaborative research or academic participation. The faculty rank that this position would be hired at is Instructor.

This job entails

  • Maintaining the Tecnai12BT electron microscope and related equipment in good operating order.

  • Preparing and analyzing samples from core users, as needed. Training core users in preparing and analyzing their own samples, as needed.

  • Providing advice on experimental design, keeping current on the latest developments in electron microscopy, and keeping the facility operational.

  • Working with faculty and researchers within the University to develop new methods and implement established methods for imaging samples.

  • Maintaining timely, accurate billing records for preparing/analyzing samples, user training time, facility use and beam time on the microscope.

  • Providing diagnostic service for the electron microscope and related equipment.

  • Providing instrument repair and upgrades as needed to the extent possible within the budget.


Salary and Benefits:

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The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.   https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Minimum Requirements


Masters degree required or equivalent experience.

At least one year of in-depth experience with electron microscopy Preferred:

Ph.D. in biology or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


The applicant should have experience with techniques in electron microscopy and a good understanding of cell biology. Excellent record keeping ability, communication skills, and ability to work independently. Preference given to applicants familiar with operation and maintenance of the Tecnai microscope.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants: REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3- 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.


Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Location is: Aurora, CO

Please contact Kate Beatty Kate.beatty@cuanschutz.edu Position Number: 00783100 (Instructor -21117)

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply