Associate Director, Electron Microscopy Shared Resource

In brief:

We are looking for an associate director who is experienced in cryoEM to lead a team of two skilled EM technicians (Steve and Anvesh) to train users, manage, and run the Fred Hutch Electron Microscopy Shared Resource. A joint position part of Shared Resources and the Basic Sciences division, this job opportunity includes leadership and mentoring training for personal and career growth, and outreach activities are supported and encouraged. As a liaison with all scientific departments at Fred Hutch, UW, and Seattle Children's,  you'll get to work with diverse scientists in a wide range of fields. You'll also work closely with Senior Director Jeff Delrow (Shared Resources) and me (Melody) in Basic Sciences 🎉!

You can find additional details and a button to apply below. Please don't hesitate to contact Melody if you have any questions or want to hear more!



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Fun details:

You'll be the boss of this microscope!

You can determine structures like this on our Glacios + K3!


You can participate in our lab shinanigans (not required)!

Technical details:

Job Title: Associate Director, Electron Microscopy Shared Resource


Responsibilities include providing consultation, guidance, and training in sample preparation, data acquisition, and analysis. Additionally, the Associate Director will manage a team of experienced electron microscopy technicians, who will be responsible for maintaining the instrumentation in good working order and ensuring users are trained to independence on these instruments as requested. Other responsibilities include maintaining up-to-date protocols and ensuring best practices are followed. This position will report administratively to the Senior Director of Molecular and Cellular Scientific Resources and scientifically to the Scientific Director of Cryo-EM.


  • A PhD degree or equivalent or extensive experience in all aspects of single particle analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in cryo-EM sample preparation, data collection, and image processing techniques
  • Experience with automated acquisition of high-resolution cryo-EM data
  • Deep knowledge of electron microscope instrumentation
  • Ability to mentor and manage junior staff
  • Clear communication skills and an ability to organize and document research data
  • Experience training users
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate good time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a research team
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly incorporate new sample preparation, data acquisition, and image processing approaches
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature

Applicants should provide a brief statement of relevant research experience in cryo-EM, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We are always looking to consider a postdoc who is excited about characterizing membrane protein receptors using cryoEM. Interested candidates with a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or cell biology should send a CV, a summary of past and future research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Melody.

Graduate Students

We accept students from the Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) program (a partnership between the UW and Fred Hutch), as well as students from the Biological Physics, Structure, & Design (BPSD) program at the University of Washington.

Once accepted, if you are interested in rotating, please contact Melody.