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Assistant or Associate Professor, Cryo Electron Tomography

The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in cryo electron tomography. The Department seeks to expand its strengths in structural, cardiovascular, cancer, and membrane and chemical biology towards high resolution cryo electron tomography of cellular and subcellular structures. The Department is closely affiliated with UVA’s Molecular Electron Microscopy Core facility providing access to state-of-the art cryo-EM resources (Titan Krios and Glacios with Gatan K3 and Falcon 4 direct electron detectors, respectively, and F20 with CMOS camera). The University will also invest in a new cryo focused ion beam scanning electron microscope and supporting technologies in conjunction with this position. It is expected that the new hire will develop a strong independent research program to use and further develop this technology to solve important biomedical problems. Applicants are expected to be highly collaborative and integrate well with a growing number of researchers and physician scientists in basic and clinical departments of the UVA School of Medicine. Applicants will be considered for either an Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Tenure status and rank of the position depends on qualifications. Highly competitive start-up packages will be offered.

Successful applicants will have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, will be highly creative, and must have demonstrated exceptional scholarly success in their field. Demonstration of sustained grant or equivalent support is required for appointments at a mid-career or senior rank.

To apply, visit and search for Requisition Number R0032023. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin on May 13, 2022. If the position has not been filled by September 15, 2022, a second round of reviews will be conducted in the Fall.

For further information about the position, the scope of the search process, please contact Ms. Jennifer Smith at, Dr. Anne Kenworthy at or Dr. Jochen Zimmer at

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at

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