Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Cryo-Electron Tomography - Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of cryo-electron tomography. We seek applicants who utilize this innovative methodological approach in the context of in situ structural biology to investigate fundamental physiological mechanisms. The new investigator will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with the research community at the Cleveland Center for Membrane Structural Biology and also with a diverse group of individuals in basic science and clinical departments within the School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. 

Case Western Reserve University is now in the process of major expansion of infrastructure for cryo-EM and Cryo-ET. At present, the cryo-EM Core Facility features a Titan Krios 3Gi equipped with Volta phase plate, energy filter, and a K3 direct electron detector in addition to several screening microscopes. The School of Medicine has committed funds to expand the cryo-EM capabilities into tomography and purchase cryo-FIB-SEM and Cryo-CLEM instrumentation. In addition, Case Western Reserve University has an outstanding infrastructure for biomedical research including recently renovated animal facilities and core facilities supporting state-of-the-art methodologies in cellular and whole animal imaging, behavioral analyses, and proteomics and genomics. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has committed significant resources for major expansion of neuroscience research. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, 3 to 5 years postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scholarly activity. The applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on research interests, and names of three references to In addition, applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.