• Research Technician - MicroCT & Surface Metrology Confocal

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/6/2018 1:15 PM)
    Job ID
    Basic Sciences
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.



    The Department of Anatomy at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is seeking a Research Technician to contribute to the 3D imaging and analysis of research specimens using computerized tomography (CT) and white light reflectance confocal microscopy. NYTICOM’s Anatomy Department is the home of 9 anatomists that do active research in comparative and clinical anatomy, and the Visualization Lab is home to a SkyScan microCT and Sensofar N Neox optical profiler (Confocal Microscope) that are used by a variety of researchers from NYIT and the surrounding region. The position will involve scanning biological and paleontological specimens, training of students and other researchers, lab scheduling, machine maintenance, and data processing.


    Specific duties include:

    • Prepare specimens for scanning and perform scans on Sensofar Confocal Microscope
    • Prepare specimens for scanning, perform scans on SkyScan microCT scanner, and reconstruct scans using designated software
    • Perform scheduled maintenance of Confocal Microscope and microCT scanner
    • Manage data storage and transfers
    • Train new users in operation of both scanners
    • Schedule scans for internal and external users and keep detailed records of scans performed
    • Administer information and scheduling website for microCT scanner

    The ideal candidate will have had prior experience with the generation and/or analysis of microCT and/or surface metrology data, but we will consider applicants with experience in other medical imaging technologies as well.




    The position is open to candidates with an undergraduate degree. Individuals with advanced degrees (MS, PhD, and postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply. Biology, Engineering, or Computer Science experience required. Microscopy or radiography experience preferred.

    Strong computer skills, including ability to learn new software programs and basic troubleshooting. Must be highly organized and careful.

    Experience or coursework in medical/scientific imaging and/or image processing software such as Amira/Avizo, Dragonfly, VG Studio Max or SensoMAP would be beneficial.


    NYIT is an equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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