Tenure-Track/Tenure Eligible Investigator Cryo-Electron Microscopy, NHLBI

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH is seeking an outstanding tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator to initiate and direct an independent research program in basic science on the NIH campus in Bethesda. This position is equivalent to Assistant Professor or Associate/Full Professor level (with the possibility of tenure at appointment) depending on qualifications and experience. We are specifically seeking applicants for the technical development and applications of Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

The DIR environment provides the opportunity to perform creative and innovative science. The existing faculty is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics ranging from biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology to genetics, neuroscience, stem cell biology, and virology. More detailed information about the Principal investigators at NHLBI DIR may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/pi.

In addition to the current cryo-EM infrastructure (A new FEI Titan Krios with an energy filter and Gatan K2 direct detector), the institute is committed to invest in new instrumentation, long-term operating costs and support personnel to create a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility. A generous start-up package as well as a fully funded operating and personnel budget for the full duration of the appointment will be offered. In addition, the investigator will have access to many outstanding research core facilities including optical and electron microscopy, biophysics, proteomics, DNA sequencing and genomics, transgenic, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, and pathology. More detailed information may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/core. These resources provide a unique research atmosphere unconstrained by traditional support systems at academic or private research institutions.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) with significant experience in many aspects of cryo-electron microscopy and a record of scientific productivity as evidenced by citable publications. Excellent collaborative history is a plus. Salary and appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More detailed information about the NHLBI DIR may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and provide a list of three references in PDF or MS Word format only (no paper applications will be accepted) to: Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D. Scientific Director; c/o Dan Fogarty; IAMB, DIR, NHLBI; 3 Center Drive, Room 3W13; Bethesda, MD 20892; ornhlbi_recruit@mail.nih.gov. The review of applications will begin on or around November 14, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.