MAIC Facility Manager (id:83564)

  • University of Maine
  • Orono, ME, USA
  • 03/07/2024
Full time Biotech Education Engineering Research Science

Job Description

Department: Molecular & Biomedical Sciences -OBMMB
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 03
Location: Orono ME
Statement of the Job:

This position will manage the Microscopy Imaging and Analysis Core (MIAC), funded by a COBRE Project grant from the National Institutes of Health. The manager will manage the facility, train and directly assist investigators in confocal microscopy and image analysis, design experiments utilizing confocal imaging and analysis, network with industry and academic experts, maintain equipment, direct internet outreach, and develop the MIAC’s capabilities. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $40,000 to $60,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Complete Job Description

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • Typically has the education associated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, or other closely related field.
  • Applicants should have practical experience with confocal microscopy and/or epifluorescence microscopy.


  • Web design knowledge and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of creating computer scripts in MatLab or similar program, basic theoretical understanding of confocal microscopy, as well as knowledge of cell biology and vertebrate anatomy.
Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via Job Details: MIAC Facility Manager ( You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

To receive full consideration, applications must be received: April 5, 2024

Tentative start date: May or June 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Robert Wheeler at or 207-581-2890.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV