A professor position is open at the Strasbourg University to establish a research team in molecular or cellular cryo electron microscopy. Candidates should have excellent international visibility in the field of molecular (single particles) or cellular (tomography, FIB / SEM imaging) electron microscopy. Their scientific profile may include the development of image processing methods (3-D reconstruction and refinement, 3-D classification of structures, subtomogram averaging, 3-D image segmentation), multi-scale analysis (correlative microscopy, integration of complementary methods, integration of multi-scale data) or sample preparation (controlled and time-resolved vitrification, cryo-sectioning, cryo-lamellas for cell tomography). With a strong background in biophysics and structural biology, the candidate will establish a teaching program in life sciences centered on multiscale imaging of biological macromolecules at the master level and in the newly funded graduate school for integrative molecular and cellular biology at Strasbourg University and the associated Research Institutes.
The research team will be hosted at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI) at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC, link here) and in the Department of Integrated Structural Biology (ISB, link here) in Illkirch, France. IGBMC is one of the leading biomedical research centres in Europe and brings together more than 700 researchers, PhD students and scientific staff grouped into 50 research teams and over a dozen core facilities. IGBMC is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in life sciences, in the fields of gene expression regulation, epigenetics, developmental biology and human genetics. Researchers have access to a wide range of methods including structural and functional analysis of biomolecules, cell biology, high throughput omics and mouse model systems.
The research teams in the ISB Deptartment address fundamental biological questions mainly in the field of gene expression regulation at the transcriptional level (epigenetics, basal transcriptional machinery, nuclear hormone receptors, histone modifiers, chromatin structure, DNA topology) and at the translational level (RNA stability, protein synthesis, ribosome structure). The recruited candidate is expected to develop an ambitious, innovative and collaborative research program creating a strong synergy with other IGBMC teams.
The professorship expected to start in September 2018. An attractive start-up package will be provided and the selected candidate will have access to the cutting-edge facilities at the CBI that hosts the French and European Infrastructures for Integrated Structural Biology FRISBI and Instruct-ERIC: http://frisbi.eu/ and https://www.structuralbiology.eu/
According to French University regulations official applications must be deposited between February 22nd and March 29th 2018 on the following website (https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_recrutement.htm<o:p></o:p>) and interviews will be held in May 2018.