Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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February 26 2019
84827: Erlee Meyers
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Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research expertise in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent extramurally funded research program using single-particle cryo-EM, tomography or correlative light and electron microscopy to address important research questions in virology. The candidate will join an interactive group of investigators with expertise in x-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, NMR, and other biophysical approaches, and will have access to state-of-the-mi equipment and facilities, including a Titan Krios equipped with Volta phase plates, energy filter and K3 direct electron detector. The Penn State College of Medicine has recently opened a high performance computing data center capable of handling and processing big data. Candidates have the opportunity to collaborate with investigators in virology, immunology, receptor biology, and membrane protein structure and function. Successful candidates will participate in graduate and medical student education. Competitive start-up packages, newly renovated laboratory space, and strong core facilities, provide an outstanding and collegial research environment. The Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a family-oriented community with top-ranked public schools and convenient access to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Candidates should submit curriculum vitae, description of research interests (about 2 pages), and contact information for three references.

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