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Faculty Position in Cryo-EM

Montana State University-Bozeman
Bozeman, Montana
Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Closing date
Nov 20, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana invite applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor with expertise in single particle cryo-electron microscopy and/or tomography. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program with extramural funding, to deliver courses in the molecular life sciences at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to participate in professional and university outreach and service activities. The position includes access to the University’s Tecnai cryo-capable T-12 Spirit and newly acquired Talos Arctica/Gatan K3 transmission electron microscopes. The candidate will join an active structural biology group with expertise in X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, NMR and mass spectrometry.  MSU maintains a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with research programs focused on metalloproteins, metals in biology, pathogen microbiology, host/pathogen interactions, biofilm microbiology, innate and acquired immunity, neuroimmunology, virology, cell and developmental biology, environmental microbiology, biophysics, metabolomics, proteomics and materials science. A Ph.D. in the molecular life sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until an adequate pool is established. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, description of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three professional references at 

Montana State University is an AA/ADA/EEO/Veterans’ Preference Employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. In this spirit, we hope to attract applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed and particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experience. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University (MSU) is a vigorous, research-active department with strong interdisciplinary collaborations. Research thrusts of the Department and University include structural biology, biophysics, bioinorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, nanomaterials, optical spectroscopy, and energy research. The Department is composed of 19 tenure track faculty, several research faculty and approximately 80 graduate students. The Department grants Ph.D. degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry and also has a strong tradition of undergraduate participation in research. The Department’s research building (built in 2008) houses shared instrumentation including a new macromolecular x-ray diffractometer, NMR and Mass spectrometry facilities, high field and pulsed EPR, CD, femtosecond laser spectrometers, microscopes, FTIR spectrometers, steady state and time resolved emission laser spectrometers, molecular graphics, parallel computing with a 90-processor heterogeneous Linux cluster, SEM, TEM, scanning Auger, scanning probe techniques, and access to two synchrotron beam lines. MSU is connected to the very broadband network system (vBNS) that provides fast Internet access and facilitates remote computing at national supercomputer sites. The department is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.
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