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Scientist I - Electron Microscopy

Department: Neural Coding

Scientist I – Electron Microscopy – Brain Science

 

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

We are seeking a neuroscientist with to lead the effort in the acquisition of large scale Electron Microscopy (EM) datasets. The scientist will be responsible for overseeing EM data collection as well as further scaling the electron microscopy pipeline. The scientist will be an essential member of the EM connectomics project studying cell types across multiple modalities and their relationship with brain function.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with others to further scale the high throughput electron microscopy pipeline beyond peta-scale datasets
  • Overseeing EM data collection
  • Work closely with a team of anatomists, physiologists, theoreticians and modelers to analyze and interpret the relationship between structure and modalities of cells such as molecular and physiology properties
  • Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science, Applied Math, Material Sciences or related field; or equivalent combination of degree and experience
  • Experience with operating Electron Microscopes

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Work Environment

  • Laboratory environment, including potential exposure to lasers, biohazards

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting to 30 pounds
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; repetitive motion with lab equipment
  • Stooping, bending, crouching

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This role is currently working onsite and remotely when possible, due to COVID-19 and our focus on employee safety. We continue to evaluate the safest options for our employees.

Travel

  • Occasional travel to partner sites for compliance oversight
  • Attendance and participation in national and international conferences

 

Additional Comments

  • **Please note, this opportunity offers relocation assistance**
  • **Please note, this opportunity offers work visa sponsorship**

 

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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