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Staff Scientist/Engineer in Optical Microscopy at Yale University

We are looking to hire a Staff Scientist/Engineer with expertise in optics and optical microscopy to develop, set up and maintain custom-built light microscopes and other optics-based instruments in the recently expanded Department of Neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut, USA).


An initial goal will be to establish, refine and maintain custom-built light sheet microscopes. The applicant will also have the opportunity to influence and participate in the development of other optical approaches in neuroscience. The individual will have access to the resources of, and be embedded in, the intellectual environment of a very strong, collaborative and growing imaging community at the Yale School of Medicine, which includes labs that develop and use advanced optical techniques for the manipulation and recording of neuronal activity.


The applicant should have a PhD degree (preferably in the area of physical sciences or engineering). A minimum of 3 years of experience in the development, setup and use of optical instrumentation is preferred.  Strong motivation to develop and advance methodology, as well as willingness to perform collaborative scientific work is expected. Experience with the development of optical instruments as well as programming expertise (especially Labview, MatLab or python) are required.

 Please send one PDF file with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials should be sent electronically to Pietro De Camilli at the following e-mail address: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but full consideration will be given to applications received by March 30, 2016.

Yale is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.