Optical Imaging Technician, Snyder Institute

University of Calgary


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Place Overview

The Snyder Institute within the Cumming Faculty of Medication invitations functions for an Optical Imaging Technician.  This Full-time Mounted Time period place is for about 12 months (based mostly on size of grant funding), with the opportunity of extension.

The Optical Imaging Technician will help an optical microscopy useful resource laboratory throughout the Cumming Faculty of Medication. Though the operations fall below the auspices of the Snyder Institute, the imaging laboratory can also be accessible to different researchers throughout campus, from the biomedical sector, and from different establishments nationally and internationally.

This place reviews to the Director of the Stay Cell Imaging Laboratory. The place includes attainable publicity to chemical, organic, electrical, and optical hazards.

Place Description

Abstract of Key Tasks (job capabilities embrace however should not restricted to):


  • Observe and implement established packages and procedures for the secure and correct use of apparatus and supplies within the imaging labs

  • Steady enter for growing and streamlining of program and procedures

  • Hassle-shoot microscopes and help gear

  • Help the Senior Optical Imaging Specialist with the testing, validation, and upkeep of ordinary procedures and technical notes for coaching, operation, and troubleshooting of apparatus

  • Prepare and assist researchers with optical applied sciences

  • Prepare customers to hold out picture processing and evaluation

  • Present technical recommendation to customers about optical applied sciences

  • Take a look at and preserve imaging programs

  • Preserve and take a look at mammalian cell traces and first tradition, as the necessity arises

  • Perform immunofluorescence and live-cell assays

  • As wanted will help technical work within the associated Mouse Phenomics Core

Shopper Relations

  • Talk promptly and clearly to researchers about gear and software program upgrades, modifications, or failures

  • Talk with gear and provide producers for buying, technical recommendation, service visits and so on.

  • Purchasers are courteously supplied with info and recommendation about or packages and/or providers

Program Administration

  • Preparation and upkeep of instructional content material and communication supplies (web site, studying supplies for customers)

  • Help in organizing a campus-wide optical microscopy seminar collection

  • Help in organizing a nationwide microscopy course

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Collate and manage scheduling and utilization information

  • Doc gear utilization and points

  • Help Snyder Analysis Operations Specialist with invoicing and billing

{Qualifications} / Necessities:

  • BSc or technical diploma with working expertise in a laboratory setting (analysis or industrial)
  • MSc and graduate analysis is an asset
  • No less than 3 to five years of expertise with optical microscopy fascinating (analysis, medical know-how, business and so on.)
  • A mixture of training and expertise can be thought of
  • Demonstrable theoretical and sensible data of optical microscopy fascinating
  • Working data of picture processing and evaluation. Expertise with ImageJ/FIJI fascinating
  • Capability to trouble-shoot instrumentation required
  • Expertise in a microscope core facility setting is fascinating
  • Wonderful communication and presentation abilities
  • Expertise working with reside cell assays fascinating
  • Expertise with immunofluorescence pattern preparation required
  • GLP and GMP expertise fascinating
  • Expertise with cell tradition and customary molecular strategies required

Software Deadline:  November 30, 2023

We wish to thank all candidates prematurely for submitting their resumes. Please word, solely these candidates chosen to proceed on via the choice course of can be contacted.

Extra Data

This place is a part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls below the Technical Job Household, Part 1.

To search out out extra about administration and workers alternatives on the College of Calgary and all we’ve to supply, view our Administration and Employees Careers web site . For extra info go to Careers within the Cumming Faculty of Medication.

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Concerning the College of Calgary

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