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CryoEM facility Director

University of Nebraska - Biotech Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
Full time position + medical and retirement benefits
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Structural Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Manager, Research Scientist
Organization Type
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We seek to hire an experienced structural biologist with expertise in CryoEM to manage a new Cryo-Electron Microscopy core facility that will be part of the Nebraska Center for Biotechnology ( The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) purchased a state-of-the-art Glacios CryoEM that will be installed in a newly remodeled space on campus in late fall of 2022. This is a full-time position and will report to the Director of the Nebraska Center for Biotechnology, but the day-to-day operations of the facility will be managed by the candidate. The position will oversee the installation of the microscope, set up fee-for-service rates, develop a strong customer/user base as well as prepare and analyze samples in the CryoEM. In addition, the candidate will work with others to oversee and maintain the microscope, train new users and assist experienced users. The successful candidate will be responsible for aspects of method development, sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis using Cryo-EM software platforms, designing and executing protocols and experiments, modifying protocols as needed and may initiate their own research projects. The candidate must have previous cryoEM experience and be excited to interact with students, postdocs, staff and faculty. In addition to UNL users, the user base for this instrument will include external academic scientists and industry customers. 

For required and preferred qualifications please see:, requisition F_220070. 

This role will be very rewarding in terms of the work and life in Lincoln, Nebraska. There will be opportunities to interact with a group of motivated core facility managers in the Center for Biotechnology, to do a limited amount of teaching, to develop strong professional relationships with faculty, students and staff and to work with the newest CryoEM technologies. There will be career-development opportunities to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize the potential of your career. In addition, Lincoln has extensive cultural and social activities as well as excellent public schools and a low cost of living. It is centrally located in the USA with a small airport in Lincoln and a larger one in Omaha which is about a 50-minute drive from Lincoln. 

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view complete details and to apply, visit, requisition F_220070. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, CV and list of references. 

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See  


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