Assistant or Associate Professor in Cryo-EM (BBMB)
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in structural biology specializing in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).
The ideal candidate will have a research program in biochemistry or biophysics with a strong emphasis on structural biology using cryo-EM as a primary technique. The successful candidate is expected to advance excellence at ISU by establishing a major, externally-funded research program and by contributing to undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in biochemistry and structural biology.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, physics or related fields
Expertise in cryo-EM structural biology, including data collection and processing
Associate Professor: In addition to the above, the candidate must have an outstanding research record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and documented teaching experience commensurate with University standards.
Demonstrated potential to attain excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding support
Evidence of collaborative research interest or experience
Evidence of research mentoring experience
Publications in nationally or internationally recognized journals
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
Associate Professor: In addition to the above, the candidateâs record should demonstrate the ability to encourage the development of Cryo-EM-related programs at ISU, through demonstrated collaborative research, effective teaching, and leadership.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology is a collaborative and collegial community of over 100 faculty, students, post-doctoral researchers, and staff conducting fundamental research in a wide range of biochemical topics. The department is in the midst of a major expansion of its structural biology expertise which began in 2012 with four new faculty hires and a large investment in structural biology infrastructure. Most recently, the department has received a large philanthropic gift from the Roy J. Carver Trust to establish a cryo-EM facility that will house a Thermo Fisher Glacios TEM equipped with Gatan K3 camera. The successful candidate will have priority access to this facility as part of their start-up package. BBMB is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). The department administers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs in biochemistry and biophysics. Our faculty also participate actively in multiple interdepartmental graduate programs.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2020
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
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