TT Assistant/Associate Professor Structural Biology-Electron Microscopy 1.0 FTE

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 27 Sep 2022

We are looking for a tenure-track Assistant to Associate Professor with outstanding knowledge of and experience in high-resolution single particle cryo-Electron Microscopy and/or cryo-Electron Tomography (together “cryo-EM”) to establish an excellent research line to study the structure-function relationships of proteins, biomolecular complexes, and/or the analysis of (sub)cellular structures. For this, the GBB institute provides an extremely well-performing in-house FEI Talos Arctica; its set-up and workflow have been optimized to provide one of the best performing 200 kV microscopes globally for high-resolution cryo-EM studies. In addition, there is access to two FEI Titan Krios TEMs via the national EM facility NeCEN in Leiden.

The envisioned research preferably complements current research at GBB, for instance the research headed by Siewert-Jan Marrink (Molecular dynamics), Marco Fraaije (Molecular Enzymology), Giovanni Maglia (Nanopore Engineering), Tessa Quax (Micrbiology of Archaea and Viruses), Sahar El Aidy (Host-Microbe Interactions), Kasia Tych (Single-Molecule Biochemistry), Dirk Slotboom (Structural Membrane Biology) or Albert Guskov (Protein Structure Determination). There are ample opportunities for local collaboration with other scientists at GBB, the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, the Zernike Institute for Materials Science, the Groningen Institute for Pharmacy and the University Medical Centre Groningen.

Next to the strong emphasis on research the candidate will teach in courses of the BSc curricula in Biology, Chemistry and Life Science and Technology as well as the MSc curricula of Biomolecular Sciences and Chemistry. The candidate will use creative modern teaching concepts.

The successful candidate will establish an active research group largely supported by extramural funds, be an interactive member of the institute GBB and the faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research and training, and engage in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Curricula of the relevant teaching programmmes:

- BSc Biology (major Molecular Life Sciences): https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6531
- BSc Life Science and Technology: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6277
- BSc Chemistry: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=4958
- MSc Chemistry (track Chemical Biology): https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6394
- MSc Biomolecular Sciences: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=4554


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