[3dem] Professorial position in cryo-EM or EM development

werner kuehlbrandt Werner.Kuehlbrandt at mpibp-frankfurt.mpg.de
Wed Mar 19 02:44:11 PDT 2008

Dear all,

a new professorial position in cryoEM or EM development at the  
University of Frankfurt will be announced in tomorrow's (20 March)  
issue of Nature.  The Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence is looking for a  
colleague in this area with an outstanding research record.  The  
appointment can be made at the junior (W1), tenure-track associate  
(W2) or full (W3) professor level on the German university scale,  
depending on qualification and experience.  Please bring this position  
to the notice of suitable candidates.  Anyone interested can mail me  
for further details.

Best wishes,

Werner Kühlbrandt


Professorship in electron cryo-microscopy / EM development

The Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes” and the Physics  
Department at the Goethe University in Frankfurt are seeking to  
appoint an outstanding scientist in the field Electron Optics/Electron  
Cryo-Microscopy. Three-dimensional cryo-EM is a key technique in our  
Cluster. We are looking for a new full or junior professor to  
reinforce and complement ongoing research in the Cluster into the  
structure and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins, transport  
machineries, RNA-protein complexes, or related areas. Candidates  
should have an excellent track record in the structure determination  
of macromolecular assemblies by single-particle cryo-EM, electron  
tomography, and / or in instrument development. The new professorship  
will be structurally integrated into the Department of Physics.

Start-up funds as well as substantial funding for personnel and  
running costs are available. There will be ample opportunities for  
interactions with leading research groups at the University and the  
Max Planck Institutes of Biophysics and Brain Research. Excellent,  
state-of-the-art core facilities, including imaging, proteomics,  
genomics, and bioinformatics will be available to all groups in the  
Cluster. For further information, including the positions filled in  
the first round of appointments, see
www.cef-mc.de. Participation in new or existing DFG-funded  
Collaborative Research Centres (SFBs) in Frankfurt is expected. The  
successful candidate will develop a highly competitive research  
program in an area related to the interests of the Cluster and  
participate in teaching in Biophysics at the Bachelor’s and Master’s  

The salary for the position will be on the German university W scale  
or equivalent. The Goethe University is committed to a pluralistic  
campus community through affirmative action and equal opportunity. For  
details see

Applications including a curriculum vitae, pdf files of 5 key  
publications, statements of research achievements (1 page) and future  
plans (3 pages), a record of teaching activities and third party- 
funding as well as the names and addresses of 5 academic referees  
should be sent via e-mail by 10 April 2008 to the Director, Cluster of  
Excellence Macromolecular Complexes Goethe University, Frankfurt, at office at cef-mc.de 


Professor Werner Kühlbrandt PhD
Department of Structural Biology
Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Max von Laue-Str. 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel  +49-69-6303 3000
Fax +49-69-6303 3002


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