Cryo-EM/Cryo-ET Professor

$75,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • University of Minnesota, The Hormel Institute
  • The Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota, Medical Research Center, 16th Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN, USA
  • Oct 20, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Chemistry Medicine & Dentistry Physics & Astronomy

Job Description


The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is searching for a full-time Professor or 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 successful candidate will lead the Cryo-Em focused research through its next stage of evolution and impact. They will be responsible for working closely with HI Faculty to provide expert knowledge and training in regards to Cryo-Em techniques.

Candidates should have a track record of outstanding leadership within relevant research areas, including Cryo-Em focus. They should also possess a proven track record of providing visionary leadership and management of an organization through transition, exceptional strategic thinking skills, passion for and commitment to cancer research as an imperative, proven journey in securing research funding, building relationships, and demonstrated strengths in managing department development.  In addition, candidates will have experience with new and innovative models of collaboration and outreach as well as exceptional ethical values with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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 kV 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D/Ph.D. with a 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.

Application Details

Resume,  Cover letter, and examples of professional publications required. 

Please submit applications on UMN Job Board:

Job ID 343621


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