Assistant Professor of Cryo-Em Of Macromolecular Assemblies
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Biochemistry
United States



The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry ( invites applications for a tenure-track (junior) Assistant Professor faculty position to build on its strengths in biochemical research and technology and contribute to its multi-year hiring plan in cutting-edge cryo-EM based structural biology. 

This position is part of a hiring initiative to enhance and complement UW-Madison's strengths in cryo-EM, structural biology, and biomedical research. The faculty hire will develop progressive cryo-EM research programs in a biochemistry-related field that may cover research areas including, but not limited to, bacteriology, cell biology, membrane protein biology, or virology that will take advantage of the resources available in the new Cryo-EM Research Center. The Center houses four new cryo-microscopes including 300 kV Titan Krios, 200 kV Talos Arctica, 120 kV Talos L120C, an Aquilos cryo-FIB-SEM, as well as other ancillary preparative equipment.

The Department provides outstanding support and a stimulating research environment within the highly collaborative research community at UW-Madison. User facilities available in the department to enable faculty research include animal care, biophysical and advanced microscopy instrumentation, electronic media and information technologies, and structural biology including Cryo-Electron Microscopy, NMR, and X-ray crystallography. Other excellent additional resources available nearby on campus include metabolomics, mass spectrometry, next-generation RNA and DNA sequencing, and high-throughput computing. UW-Madison is a world-class academic institution ranking sixth in the nation in science and engineering expenditures, which are over $1 billion and growing. The city of Madison provides a welcoming, culturally rich environment highly ranked in national surveys for quality of life.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff.



This position is an academic (9-month) tenure-track (junior) faculty at the Assistant Professor level.

Principal duties to include:

1. Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program at the forefront of cryo-EM centered structural biology.

2. S/he will be teaching undergraduates and graduates in department curricula.

3. S/he will use biochemical, biophysical, and structural approaches, in particular, cryo-EM, cryo-ET (tomography), and/or CLEM approaches to understand the structure, dynamic responses and biological function of macromolecular assemblies.

4. Contribute and participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank.



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The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Applicants must have a PhD in a biological or biomedical science. 

We are seeking applicants that study biological macromolecules or assemblies using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and other biophysical, structural, and biochemical techniques.



A minimum of two years' postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidate(s) who display a productive record of established scholarship of national and international significance in cryo-EM driven structural biology, and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.




UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


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