Group Leader – Structural Cell Biology/Cryo-Electron Tomography
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:5 years
Closing Date:20 September 2020
The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between various temporal and spatial scales, from single molecules to entire ecosystems. The SCB unit is a hub for structural cell biology, with several groups using cryo-electron microscopy (single-particle and cryo-tomography) as well as correlative electron microscopy and light microscopy approaches. To expand these activities, the SCB unit seeks to recruit a highly motivated group leader in the area of structural cell biology/cryo-electron tomography to address fundamental questions in structural, molecular, cellular or environmental biology.
Establish an exciting biological or methodological research programme in structural cell biology/cryo-electron tomography, complementing existing activities, but also to synergize with other structural, computational, chemical, systems and environmental biology approaches that are pursued in the SCB Unit and at EMBL.
The future group leader will be embedded in the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment of EMBL, which provides many opportunities for interaction with other research groups。
The ambition to work on fundamental biological or methodological questions. Furthermore, your research complements and synergizes with the activities of the SCB Unit and the whole of EMBL. You should therefore demonstrate a strong motivation to work in the collaborative and multidisciplinary environment of EMBL.
What else you need to know
We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from more than 80 countries, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
The working language of the institute is English.
In your online application, you will be asked to include a cover letter, your CV, the names and contact details of 3 referees and a concise description of research interests & future research plans, typically not exceeding five pages.
In addition, you will be asked to provide your potential interest in one (max two) transversal themes and are also invited to apply for multiple positions if relevant:
Group Leader - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (HD01795)
Group Leader - Cell Biology and Biophysics (HD01796)
Group Leader - Developmental Biology (HD01798)
Interviews are planned for 10 – 13 November 2020. Same interview conditions will be applied to all candidates, despite of the potential travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 situation. If you provide additional choices, interviews might also happen between 10 - 26 November 2020.
Information on Group Leader appointments can be found here https:// www. embl.org/glfaq.
An initial contract of 5 years will be offered to the successful candidate。 This is foreseen to be extended to a maximum of 9 years, subject to an external review。
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Unit, Christoph Müller.