Harvard Medical School has an opening for an Electron Microscopy IT Coordinator.
The Electron Microscopy IT Coordinator will be responsible
for comprehensive support of all aspects of electron microscopy computations.
The coordinator will:
- Design, implement and support
electron microscopy IT resources, including small computing clusters,
computational workstations, GPU farms, storage, and data archives.
- Monitor and maintain data
- Facilitate and coordinate access
to external resources, including campus, national and/or commercial
storage and compute systems, when appropriate.
- Direct EM data management
efforts, including the management of data transfers between microscopes and
storage elements, deployment of data management infrastructure (e.g.
dataverse), and development of data management policies, including audits.
- Engage with the SBGrid
Consortium to maintain an up-to-date library of electron microscopy
research software applications that is optimized to run on local resources.
- Test, validate and bench new
electron microscopy software releases.
- Support local users with all
aspects of computations, including data collection, data management,
structure determination, and data deposition.
- Support research computing
outreach, including maintenance of best-practice documentation,
organization of computing workshops, and new user orientations.
The position will depend heavily on coordination with the
SBGrid Team at Harvard Medical School, particularly for infrastructure design,
software support, and development of best-practice recommendations. A strong
team player who will collaborate to develop an efficient and productive
computing infrastructure is essential.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Structural
Biology, 2-3 years of research computing experience and at least 1 year of
experience with electron microscopy. The successful candidate will have
excellent organizational skills and proven project and/or program management
skills. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to work with
Technical qualifications: Understanding of
python or other programming languages; understanding of structural biology
applications (e.g. EMAN, Chimera, Relion, Frealign, or SPIDER) and structure
determination/analysis workflows; strong knowledge of Linux and OSX operating
- SBGrid teams at Harvard Medical
School support all aspect of electron microscopy computations through an
international software support network (SBGrid.org) and a Boston-area
structural biology research collaborative.
- The Harvard EM IT Coordinator
will be embedded within the Harvard Medical School Electron Microscopy
Center, which is being equipped with new Titan Krios microscopes and will
support faculty from Harvard and affiliated institutions, including Boston
Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts
For additional information or to apply, please contact
SBGrid PI, Dr. Piotr Sliz at firstname.lastname@example.org.