Staff Scientist position mb

Staff Scientist, BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory

Job Description
The BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at the University of Montana invites applications for a Staff Scientist. This core facility is a centralized, shared resource for time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging that provides access to instruments, technologies, and services, as well as expert consultation. The BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory is a component of the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. The staff scientist will work with users of this core facility to design and perform novel experiments, test and develop specialized spectroscopic devices, test and develop data analysis methods, and brainstorm on approaches to scientific problems. The Staff Scientist must be committed to providing timely, quality service to users of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory.
The Staff Scientist reports to the Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory, assists the Director in all administrative functions, and assists core users. This position requires excellent managerial and collaborative skills, a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy as well as experience in chemical modification with fluorescence probes.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability.

Required Skills
– Knowledge level expected for a scientist with a doctoral degree in biophysics, or related field, with substantial experience in time-resolved fluorescence of biological systems.
– Experience in time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy.
– Experience in data analysis and mathematical modeling (e.g., MatLab).
– Experience labelling macromolecules with fluorescence probes for in vitro studies.
– Strong writing and oral communication skills.
– Strong record-keeping skills.
– Ability to work collaboratively and multi-task.
– Experience training students and/or supervising users.
– Demonstrated history of peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum Qualifications
– Doctoral degree in biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry or associated discipline.

Preferred Qualifications
– Hands-on and theoretical understanding of time-resolved fluorescence applications: intensity and anisotropy decay; FRET; FLIM; and single-molecule spectroscopy (e.g., FCS, FRET).

How to Apply
For information on application materials, application deadlines, and to submit applications, please visit Applications must be submitted online at
Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO/ADA/Veterans Preference Employer


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