[3dem] Emory University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Structural Biology (Tenure Track)

Liang, Bo bo.liang at emory.edu
Wed Jan 4 10:55:13 PST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Biochemistry in the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) with expertise in structural biology and complementary biochemical/ biophysical approaches. The Department of Biochemistry is a leading research division within the School of Medicine with particular strengths in the application of structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology to understanding diverse fundamental biological processes that underpin human health and disease. These include but are not limited to the study of gene expression and control of protein synthesis, cell signaling, DNA repair and genome stability, and protein/ nucleic acid modification (for further details see: http://www.biochem.emory.edu/). Current Department faculty also bridge the School of Medicine's basic research mission with other broader initiatives such as the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center (Emory ARC), Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), and Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) Systems Biology Center.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in biochemistry and structural biology, or closely related disciplines(s). The selected candidate will be expected to build a dynamic, independent research program in the broadly defined area of structural biology, preferably using high-resolution single particle cryo-EM, x-ray crystallography, and/or single molecule optical microscopy studies, to build on Emory's existing strengths in these areas. Selection criteria for this position will include a track record of scientific productivity, as evidenced by primary research publications and extramural funding, as well as the candidate's future research vision and potential to contribute the Department's graduate and medical student teaching.

Applicants should compile a single PDF file containing the following information:

  1.  Cover letter highlighting key qualifications.
  2.  Current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography.
  3.  Names and contact information of three references.
  4.  A research statement comprising descriptions of past accomplishments, including three publications that best epitomize the relevant skills of the applicant, and future research goals (3 pages total).

Application materials should be uploaded here:

Initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer. Applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

The Department maintains an in-house automated X-ray diffraction system (Rigaku MicroMax-007) along with robots for making and setting screens.  We are members of the South East Regional Collaborative Access Team at Argonne National Labs providing for regular synchrotron access. To support Single Particle CryoEM, Emory recently purchased a 120 KV Talos L120C with Ceta 16M Camera and a 200 kV Talos Arctica with BioQuantum and K2/K3 Upgrade dedicated to single particle studies.

Warmest Regards,
Bo Liang

Bo Liang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine


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