Cryo-Em/Cryo-Et Professor

Austin, Minnesota (US)
50,000 - 100,000
September 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is searching for a full-time Full Professor / Associate Professor faculty member to add to our growing biomedical research team. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong research track in research areas applicable to biomedicine.

We are seeking investigators who apply Cryo-EM/Cryo-ET towards the understanding of important questions in biomedical sciences, complementing our current strengths in structural biology, cell biology, and cancer biology. While we are particularly interested in Cryo-ET expertise, we encourage investigators developing Cryo-EM and/or Cryo-ET methods to apply.

The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.  Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will receive a generous 4-year start-up package that will include dedicated time on The Hormel Institute’s 300 mV Titan Krios Cryo-Electron Microscope.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Productive scientist with independent ideas, capable of working across disciplines. Maintain a strong, extramurally funded and collaborative research program that exploits genetic, molecular, biophysical, optical, EM, mathematical and/or chemical approaches to advance our understanding of cell and/or organism function.

Teaching and Service
The individual will supervise PhD students and Postdocs that are directly appointed under his/her responsibility or in cooperation with a research team.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and The Hormel Institute endorses a “work with flexibility” approach that offers a welcoming and flexible work environment where everyone is inspired to do their best. Work location options include working fully remote, partially remote, or entirely in the office and are based on the work of the position. Some on-site work may be necessary for certain positions, even those designated as fully remote.

This position has been designated as OVPR Work Profile 1. Profile 1 is expected to work primarily on-site. Your office will be located at The Hormel Institute.  The Hormel Institute management retains the right to modify flexible work arrangement agreements on a temporary or permanent basis for any reason at any time.

Required Qualifications

  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D/Ph.D. with strong background in biochemistry/biophysics/structural biology.
  • Have an active and internationally visible research program and proven track record utilizing cryo-ET and/or cryo-EM.
  • Candidates from within the US should have active extramural funding.
  • All candidates should have evidence of a strong publication record in disciplines related to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of the potential to initiate and sustain a strong research program
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences.
  • Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively, and productively with other scientists.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching and student learning.

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