Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Biological Light Microscopy Technologist

Job Number: 64317

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

Do you thrive in a collaborative environment, helping researchers unlock the secrets of cancer, neuroscience, and plant biology? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Biological Light Microscopy Technologist here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. As a key member of our Microscopy Shared Resource team, you will play a pivotal role in enabling cutting-edge research by providing training, technical support, and expertise to scientists utilizing our state-of-the-art microscopy facilities.


Position Responsibilities 

Deliver comprehensive training and technical support to scientists utilizing the Microscopy Shared Resource for their research projects.
Collaborate closely with researchers to understand their imaging project requirements and provide expert advice on microscopy techniques, experimental design, and image analysis solutions.
Conduct hands-on training sessions for users, covering routine and advanced microscopy systems, as well as image analysis tools.
Assist in the maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of microscopy equipment to ensure optimal performance.
Employ your proficiency in confocal and widefield fluorescence microscopy, along with advanced multi-label imaging approaches, to support users in designing innovative experiments.
Perform sample preparation and imaging, and contribute to data interpretation and analysis.
Utilize your knowledge of image analysis software packages, both open-source and commercial, to aid researchers in extracting meaningful insights from their microscopy data.
Develop expertise in Shared Resource management, contributing to the efficient operation and coordination of the facility’s resources.

Position Requirements

Education: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biophysics, or related discipline using light microscopy.  
Experience: One to three years of experience working in a Microscopy Shared Resource is preferred.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with multiple users in a supporting role, and ability to work independently and proactively with limited supervision are essential.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program.
We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Deadline: 2024-02-21


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