Core Facility Manager
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

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Title Scientist/Scholar-Core Facility Manager, Light Microscopy Imaging Center

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track

Department IU Bloomington Light Microscopy Imaging Center

Position Summary

The Indiana University Light Microscopy Imaging Center (LMIC) is seeking a full-time manager for our core imaging facility on the Bloomington campus. The fee-for-use center provides access and training for widefield, confocal, and super-resolution microscope systems and consultation for life-sciences experimental applications. The LMIC is operated by the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research (OVPR) with a faculty director and advisory board. This year-round position will begin in August 2021; for best consideration apply by July 1, 2021.


Manage all elements of the imaging facility:
o Oversee microscope system maintenance.
o Manage electronic scheduling system.
o Train users with all microscope systems.
o Consult on experimental design.
o Consult and train users on basic image processing.
o Maintain records of facility use and publications.
o Oversee electronic billing system

Participate in and promote Light Microscopy education:
o Team teach in an existing graduate level light microscopy course.
o Organize workshops on light microscopy topics.
o Facilitate demonstrations of new microscope technologies.

Community Service:
o Participate in Faculty and Graduate student recruiting.
o Provide tours and programs for area schools.
o Participate in local STEM educational events.

Basic Qualifications
• PhD with extensive experience in widefield and confocal fluorescence microscopy.
• Experience with image data processing and analysis for publication.
• Experience in delivering individualized training.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A complete application includes a cover letter and a curriculum vita with your online application.

Department Contact for Questions
Questions regarding the position can be sent to: Professor Sid Shaw (, Department of Biology, 1001 E Third St, Bloomington, IN 47405.

For Best Consideration Date 07/01/2021
Expected Start Date 08/01/2021
OAA # 22106-01

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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