The Fitzpatrick lab at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute has multiple openings for postdoctoral research associates to lead projects combining serial-section electron microscopy, correlative light/electron microscopy, advanced cryo-focused ion beam specimen preparations, cryo-electron tomography and 3D processing/subtomogram averaging of neurons, glia, and human brain tissue.
Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Zuckerman Institute houses more than fifty laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease.
Members of the lab will have access to a state-of-the-art suite of electron microscopes and computing resources:
Titan Krios microscope(s) with Gatan BioQuantum energy filter and K3 Summit direct electron detector;
Aquilos FIB/SEM microscope and a Leica cryo-correlative fluorescence light microscope (Fitzpatrick Lab);
Nova Nano SEM and Zeiss SIM/PALM super-resolution light microscope (Fitzpatrick Lab); and
NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti GPU cluster (Fitzpatrick Lab).
We are looking for outstanding scientists who have a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry or neuroscience. Prior cryo-EM/electron tomography experience is considered an advantage, but is not essential.
If you’re interested in joining our lab, please send your CV with a brief description of your current research, as well as 2-3 contacts for references, to Anthony Fitzpatrick.
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