AIF is Hiring! Staff Scientist Opening in Bio Electron Microscopy

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) has an immediate opening for a staff scientist in bio electron microscopy. The scientist will lead efforts in biological electron microscopy and associated sample preparation techniques.

Essential Job Duties

The AIF is a leading microscopy center in the Southeastern U.S. and is expanding its biological and soft-matter characterization capabilities. To this end, the AIF has recently installed a Talos G2 S/TEM with low-temperature imaging capabilities to complement its current cryo-SEM and other analytical tools. Concurrently, the AIF is working to add other key sample preparation equipment, including freeze fracture and high pressure freezing. The staff scientist will work closely with multiple NC State Departments, including but not limited to Plant and Microbial Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Crop and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The staff scientist will develop workshops and train users on topics of biological sample preparation and imaging through the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). The staff scientist will also spend dedicated time performing collaborative research within the multi-disciplinary Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation ( under the direction of Dr. Candace Haigler (

Anticipated Hiring Range

$55,000 – $65,000

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD and at least two years of postdoctoral training or relevant industrial or research experience.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

At least three peer-reviewed journal publications reflecting expertise in biological transmission electron microscopy.