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Job LocationSaudi Arabia
Job TitleTechnical Specialist - Optical Microscopy
Job TypeResearch
Job Summary
  • OM Technical Specialist at Imaging and Characterization Core Lab, specialized in histology, optical microscopy.
Major Responsibilities
  • Perform standardized protocols for histology
  • Provide optical microscope training and services to users.
  • Handle research specimens based on sound knowledge of histological/immunofluorescence processes.
  • Maintain and run OM Bio-preparation lab.
  • Engage in KAUST research projects with senior staff to provide value-added service
  • Ensure maintenance status and maximum uptime of assigned instruments (plan, perform and oversee preventative and corrective maintenance, purchase consumables, etc.)
  • Keep safe working procedure, in compliance with KAUST HSE regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the team lead and lab director.
OrganizationResearch
DivisionCore Labs
Technical Skills
  • Good knowledge of optical microscopy techniques, cell biology and cell structure
  • General understanding and expertise in cell/tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining.
  • Ability to work in a team with Staff and students. Willing to work in a service environment.
  • Hands-on experience on microtome, cryostat, tissue processor, cell sample preparation
  • Working experience with cell culture.
  • Hands-on experience on wide-field optical microscopes.
  • Hands-on experience on confocal microscope is preferred.
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
  •  Good communication and inter-personal skills
Required Education
  • A master’s degree in the life science or biochemistry-related field
Required Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience

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