(USA-TN-Memphis) IT Specialist Cryo-EM

St. Jude has recently established a state-of-the-art cryoEM facility that will house a 300kV Titan Krios and a 200 kV Talos Arctica electron microscope, both equipped with a K3 direct electron detector and energy filter, for high resolution structural studies of biological molecules as well as a 120kV instrument for routine electron microscopy applications. The cryoEM facility is supported by dedicated local computational resources as well as the St. Jude Data Center, which houses a 6,400-core high performance computing facility.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the team as an IT specialist to support the mission of the facility in high resolution cryoEM. This individual will have a strong interest in helping advance cryoEM to atomic resolution. The successful candidate will be responsible for installation, configuring, maintaining and overseeing computational resources in the cryoEM facility including software and hardware, participating in all steps in image processing workflow, training and assisting users, participating in the development of new computational tools and methods in cryoEM, and performing other duties as assigned. The position will be at the Staff Scientist level. Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with experience of the candidate.

+ Configuring, maintaining and overseeing computational resources in the cryoEM facility including software and hardware

+ Participating in and assisting cryoEM image processing workflow

+ Training, assisting and overseeing users in usage of computational resources

+ Developing and implementing new scripts, web interfaces, tools, approaches, and/or strategies to facilitate all aspects of cryoEM data handling to help advance cryoEM to atomic resolution

+ Work and collaborate with the IT team at the St. Jude Data Center on data processing, data transferring and data storage

+ Managing computational resources in the cryoEM facility, including, but not limited to, organizing the resources, ordering supplies, keeping records, writing reports, and other activities as assigned

+ A Bachelor's degree in computer science, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, or a related field is required

+ Master's degree or PHD is preferred

+ Two (2) years of relevant experience required

+ Experience with UNIX/Linux, or CentOS is required

+ CryoEM experience preferred

+ Experience in Python programming and shell scripting is preferred

+ Experience in assembly and configuration of Linux cluster and or GPU computing a plus

+ Experience in installation, configuration and usage of Leginon and Appion or experience in other cryoEM software a plus

+ Familiar with database tools such as MySQL and web development tools such as PHP and Apache

+ Experience in high resolution cryoEM image processing a plus

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Posted Job Title: IT Specialist Cryo-EM WITS Req ID: 42180 Posted Department: Structural Biology Street: 262 Danny Thomas Place

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Greater Memphis, TN Area
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Jul 18, 2019