job opening

jared rifkin jared_rifkin at qc.edu
Mon Nov 18 16:37:34 EST 2002


PVN# MP-1379 

ISSUE DATE: 11/13/02 

CLOSING DATE: 12/17/02

COLLEGE: QUEENS COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

POSITION: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

                                        SUPERVISOR OF CORE FACILITIES FOR 
IMAGING,

                                          AND MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR 
BIOLOGY

                                     DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL 
SCIENCES

DUTIES:

       Responsibility for the proper operation and maintenance of core 
instruments within Core Facilities including:
The Imaging Core consists principally of a phosphorimager/fluorimeter, a 
fluorescence activated cell sorter or FACS, a transmission electron 
microscope, a
microplate scintillation counter/luminometer, and a Meridian confocal 
microscope. The Molecular and Cell Biology Core consists of gamma 
counter, several
high-speed ultracentrifuges, a thermal cycler, scintillation counter, an 
HPLC system, a pulsed-field gel system, a peptide synthesizer, as well as 
several other smaller
items and low temperature freezers.

       Assist or collaborate with users in carrying out needed research 
or obtaining needed information utilizing core instruments.

       Budget time on instruments for prospective users, and maintain 
records regarding use (i.e. hourly logs), service contracts and other 
supplies needed to
       operate instruments. Maintain archives of published research, 
funding applications and other activities resulting from use of core 
instrumentation. Develop a
       budget and cost analysis including scheduling of fees for various 
types of users (QC/CUNY/non-CUNY/corporate).

       Prepare reports to Dean, Advisory Committee and CUNY Central 
detailing progress towards meeting criteria for self-support of Core 
Facilities.

       On a regular basis, disseminate information regarding availability 
of core facilities. This may include oral or written presentations, 
website information,
       brochures, etc.

       Initiate and collaborate on proposals for external funding as 
needed to upgrade and maintain core facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: A Doctorate or equivalent degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell 
Biology Molecular Biology or related field. Demonstrated experience in 
operation of a
confocal microscope or other computer assisted imaging instrumentation. A 
record of continuous research productivity since obtaining the doctorate. 
Prior to
interview, three letters of recommendation.

Preferred: Knowledge of computerized word processing, data base, and 
spreadsheet applications. Experience in preparation of applications for 
research funding.
Experience in operating core instruments as listed in the "Duties" 
section above.

SALARY: 

Range: $29,538 -- $80,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Excellent benefits.

To apply, send a letter of application and curriculum vitae by the 
closing date to:

Dr. Thomas C. Strekas

Dean-Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Queens College-CUNY

Remsen Hall-Room 125

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/IRCA/ AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES 
ACT EMPLOYER



Dr. Jared L. Rifkin
Biology Department
Queens College
Flushing, NY  11367-1597
(ph)  718-997-3432
(fax) 718-997-3445


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