Scientist- Microscopy and Robotics


Kelly Government Services (at National Institutes of Health)

Principal Investigator

Mark Cookson

Principal Investigator

Michael Ward


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Research description:

NIH is seeking a full-time scientist with advanced laboratory experience in microscopy and robotics to join its research group in the Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD). The scientist will lead robotics and microscopy efforts to characterize engineered induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines as a part of the iPSC Neurodegenerative Disease Initiative (iNDI). This initiative aims to develop a repository of iPSC lines relevant to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) as a resource for the research community.

Position Summary:

The scientist will lead efforts to design large-scale microscopy and robotic iPSC cell culture experiments. This will require developing and evaluating robotics and microscopy protocols for scaled cell culture experiments, as well as maintaining and operating microscopy and robotic equipment. The scientist will also assist in the differentiation and phenotyping of induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSCs) for the project. The position will be team-centered and highly collaborative, with frequent interactions with iNDI team members and weekly team meetings for project data discussions. Please note that this is a contractor position through Kelly Government Solutions.



  • Ph.D. degree in cell/molecular biology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. Three years of specialized experience plus a master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D. degree.
  • Minimum of four years of research experience leading research projects focused on microscopy and robotics, with additional experience in cell culture work.
  • Independence in operating large laboratory equipment and following cell culture and microscopy protocols.
  • A strong record of publications and presentations.