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Staff Scientist - Microscopy Core Head

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Washington, District of Columbia

Position description:

The Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (LCMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), NCI, NIH, HHS is looking for a motivated and skilled microscopist to fill the position of Head of its Microscopy Core. The Core provides state-of-the-art equipment, advice and training to approximately 40 researchers from the LCMB groups, although other trained CCR researchers are welcome to use the instruments with approval of the Core Head. The Core places an emphasis on training independent users, but the staff is available to assist in all phases of experiments. This includes experimental design, data acquisition, and data analysis. The facility staff has particular expertise in live cell imaging, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), and single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) including both photoactivation localization microscopy (PALM) and Direct Stochastic Optical Resolution Microscopy (dSTORM). The Core Head will also be expected to participate in meetings of the CCR Microscopy Core Heads and to interact extensively with the other microscopy facilities in CCR. The Core's equipment includes a Leica SP8 LSCM with white light laser and a Falcon FLIM system, a Nikon Spinning Disk, and a Nikon Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF) system.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural research component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCR contains both basic and clinical research groups on three campuses near Washington DC. LCMB is a basic science Laboratory whose investigators pursue various projects in the fields of signal transduction and cell biology. LCMB and CCR scientists work on a wide spectrum of biological and biomedical problems and are expected to explore the most important questions in the field of cancer research and treatment. Our enabling infrastructure allows investigators to pursue difficult, high-risk programs; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake  high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations.  For an overview of CCR, please visit For an overview of the Microscopy Cores please visit:


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and extensive experience in state-of-the-art microscopy. The ideal candidate should possess organizational and management skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills for working with users and supervising Core staff.  An ongoing and active interest in the latest developments in the microscopy field is desired. This position does not require independent research. The Core staff can obtain publications in collaboration with users of the Core.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete bibliography
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Summary of research experience

Applications must be submitted electronically to:  Roberto Weigert, Ph.D.,


This post will be available until December 26, 2020 or until filled.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

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