Two Tenure track faculty positions focused on Cryo-EM at Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
salary/rank commensurate with experience
Nov 06, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

This position is part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative, which aims to recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over the next five years (see

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ( at Michigan State University seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate level who have expertise in cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) and the ability to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that will complement existing strengths in the areas of structural, membrane protein, computational, microbial, and plant biochemistry.  Michigan State University is committed to building a state-of-the-art Cryo-EM facility to support this research area. The successful candidates must hold a PhD, or equivalent, have a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral research experience, and will be expected to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Review of application materials will begin on December 15, 2017. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments, a proposal for future research (up to five pages), a one-page teaching statement, and three letters of references. We request that letters from references are sent directly to application materials should be combined into a single PDF file and must be uploaded electronically at for posting # 471833. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kristin Parent, Chair of the Search Committee (

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the University are committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the University actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The University endeavors to facilitate employment assistance for spouses or partners of candidates for faculty positions.