Faculty Equivalent

Rockville, Maryland
Commensurate with qualifications.
September 26 2018
Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM)
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
All Industry
Job Type

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’ principal 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. 

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:



Closing Date: Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.