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Tenure-track team leader position in cryogenic Electron Tomography

Group leader position
IGBMC, Illkirch, France

The main focus of this position is to strengthen and develop new research directions using cryo-ET, especially -but not exclusively, in situ cellular cryo-ET, and dedicated image analysis software. The junior professor will develop his own scientific project and consolidate the cryo-ET activities initialized by our teams. The position is supported by the Inserm and we are therefore particularly interested in attracting scientists with innovative research projects related to human health and diseases, and with experience and motivation for method optimization and development.<o:p></o:p>

<o:p> </o:p>This tenue-track junior professor position is a new type of academic position for France. To attract motivated candidates, the position offers a more competitive salary and, after successful evaluation, is converted into a senior Directeur de Recherche (DR) position, which is equivalent to a full professorship with little teaching duties. This is a more straightforward and fast way to obtain a senior position as compared to the regular academic carrier that requires a highly selective competition for upgrading to DR. The tenure-track period has been initially set to 5 years, but can be shorten upon demonstrated scientific performance.<o:p></o:p>

<o:p> </o:p>The junior professor will be immersed in the collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of IGBMC, a leading biomedical research centre bringing together research groups with interests in cell, molecular and structural biology ( The candidate will be supported by the cryo-EM platform of the Department of Integrated Structural Biology that hosts the French and European Infrastructures for Integrated Structural Biology, FRISBI and Instruct-ERIC, respectively link here . It is equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation such as Titan Krios and Glacios cryo electron microscopes, and a cryo Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM). The Titan Krios microscope is equipped with a Cs corrector, GIF energy filter, K3 camera and phase plates. A CLEM module (Leica Microsystems) is available for correlative cryo-fluorescent imaging and integrated sample transfer to cryo-FIB/SEM or cryo-TEM. In addition, the cryo-EM platform has a suite of associated equipment for sample preparation and dedicated computing resources for image processing and 3D reconstruction. New investments, in particular a second Titan-like instruments, are granted.<o:p></o:p>

<o:p> </o:p>The new group is expected to start in 2023 and will benefit from a start-up package. Application instructions can be found at the Inserm eva portal (link here). Interested candidates can contact Prof. M. Eltsov ( or Dr P. Schultz ( for further information. We will be happy to answer any questions and assist the candidates in framing the project in line with the requirements of call.<o:p></o:p>

<o:p> </o:p>Usefull links : <o:p></o:p>

IGBMC Web site<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

Intergated Structural Biology Platform<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>

INSERM Portal<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p>