The Research Technology Support Facility at Michigan State University seeks to hire a staff scientist to be part of a vibrant research environment using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to address a broad range of biological questions in the areas of structural biology, membrane proteins, computational biology, microbiology, and plant biochemistry. The facility houses a Talos Arctica with a phase plate and Falcon 3 camera and we are committed to expansion of this facility. The successful candidate will obtain a leadership role in overseeing daily operations, instrument support and user training and should have a strong background in protein biochemistry, cryo-EM grid preparation and sample optimization for cryo-EM structure determination.
Review of application materials will begin on August 1, 2019. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. The application materials must be uploaded electronically at http://careers.msu.edu/ for posting #591496. We request that application materials also be sent directly to BMB.Search@msu.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kristin Parent, Chair of the Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. The College of Natural Science and the University are committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the University actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's in biochemistry, biophysics, or structural biology; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research methodologies, writing reports, supervision, software, data interpretation and handling in area related to research being performed; extensive hands-on experience in cryo-EM sample preparation, optimization, data collection, and equipment maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Productive postdoctoral training or industry experience with experience optimizing the production of challenging protein targets and proficiency in cryo-EM structure determination or modeling using one or more software packages. Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, biophysics, or structural biology. Experience in cryo-tomography is a bonus. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Required Application Materials
Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference and be sent also to email@example.com
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