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[ccp4bb] Assistant Professor Faculty position in Cryo-Electron Microscopy at UC Berkeley



University of California, Berkeley 

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley is soliciting applications for a faculty position in the field of Cryo-Electron Microscopy at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The expected start date is July 1, 2017. 

We seek applicants that are using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) as a major structural biology tool towards the mechanistic understanding of important biological processes. The ideal candidate would be someone that can be considered an expert in the use of state-of-the-art cryo-EM methodology and that is applying cryo-EM, in combination with biochemical and/or biophysical approaches, to gain insight into the molecular workings of an important biological system. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: nucleic acid transactions, membrane proteins or signaling complexes. 

We seek candidates that have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in Biophysics or a related field is required at the time of application. 

Applications must be received by October 31, 2016. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01084.Please direct questions to mcb_ap_assist@berkeley.edu

Applicants should include: 

• Curriculum Vitae 


Your most recently updated C.V. 

• Summary of Major Research Accomplishments 


A summary of major research accomplishments (approximately 250 words). 

• Ongoing and Planned Research Program 


A summary of approximately 1,500 words of the applicant's ongoing and planned research program, plus up to one page of figures and a list of essential publication citations. 

• Publications List 


Complete list of publications. 

• Significant Publication #1 


In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes (in approximately 300 words) the significance of the selected publication. 

• Significant Publication #2 


In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes (in approximately 300 words) the significance of the selected publication. 

• Significant Publication #3


In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes (in approximately 300 words) the significance of the selected publication. 

• Statement of Teaching 


Summary of teaching interests, as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience (approximately 500 words). 

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity 


Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

• Cover Letter (optional) 


Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. 

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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James H. Hurley
Judy C. Webb Chair
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Stanley Hall 374D
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3220
membrane.berkeley.edu
Phone: (510) 643-9483
Catherine Dea, Assistant to James Hurley: cdea@socrates.berkeley.edu