Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Cryo-Electron Tomography - Department of Neurosciences

The Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate 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 and cellular neuroscience to investigate basic mechanisms of neural development, regeneration, and how perturbation of these mechanisms contributes to neurological, neurodegenerative, and/or psychiatric diseases. The new investigator will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with the structural biology 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. These new equipment will be installed in the Summer of 2021. 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 for a position as Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, 3 to 5 years postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointment as Associate Professor should have these credentials and be nationally recognized scholars with a strong, externally funded research program.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three reference letters submitted electronically at The Interfolio application site opened on October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, and will reopen on January 21, 2021 and close on March 20, 2021. The position will also be posted on the Case Western Reserve University academic careers website which can be found here: and will remain posted until filled.  

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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.

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