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[ccp4bb] Faculty equivalent cryoEM position


                        Faculty-Equivalent, Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM)


Position Summary

As part of its program focused on advancing new measurement technologies and standards for biomolecular structure and function, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Biomolecular Structure & Function Group seeks a ‘faculty-equivalent’ principle investigator to establish a research program focused on applications of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) in structural biology.  We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on developing cryo-EM experimental techniques and data analysis tools, and who would leverage other structure methods [e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), macromolecular crystallography and/or small angle scattering], to advance the current state-of-the-art in structure-function analysis of biological systems of biopharmaceutical interest.


The successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent, a strong research portfolio and publication record that demonstrates evidence of cryo-EM expertise complementary to current group research strengths in NMR, crystallography and small angle scattering.  He/she is expected to become a recognized leader in the field of cryo-EM and contribute to collaborative projects both within the group and with external partners.  US Citizenship is required.


The Biomolecular Structure & Function Group is located at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), a joint federal-state research partnership between NIST and the University of Maryland.  IBBR operates state-of-the-art research facilities and is located in the heart of the biotechnology corridor in Rockville, Maryland. The Biomolecular Structure & Function Group is affiliated with the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) and the NIST Biomanufacturing program. Our cryo-EM facility located at IBBR includes a newly installed 200 kV Talos-Arctica equipped with a Falcon III direct electron detector. A K3 direct electron detector and a Volta phase plate will be acquired soon in addition to a 200 kV Glacios microscope. State-of-the-art computational resources are available through the IBBR High Performance Computing Cluster.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.


Applications: Applicants should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information of three references to the attention of John P. Marino, Leader, Biomolecular Structure & Function Group: john.marino@nist.gov


S. Saif Hasan, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

108 N. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Group Leader

Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics (CBT)

Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)

9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-314-6396


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