The Department of Biophysics and the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics (Green Center for Systems Biology) at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track faculty position, primarily at the level of assistant professor, but other ranks may be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
We seek outstanding candidates who work at the interface of super-resolution light microscopy and cryoelectron tomography (cryoET). We are interested in both developers of these cutting-edge technologies and high-end users focused on important, mechanistic questions in biophysics and/or cell biology. Ideal candidates will have experience in both super-resolution light microscopy and cryoelectron microscopy. Successful candidates will benefit from an infrastructure highly conducive to the creation of new methods and approaches. In cryoET, they will have access to a newly purchased Thermo Fisher Aquilos II cryoFIB/SEM equipped with both internal cryo-widefield and external Leica cryo-confocal fluorescence microscopes, as well as two Titan Krios cryoelectron microscopes with direct electron detectors, including one with the latest generation cold field emission gun and Selectris-X energy filter. In light microscopy they will be embedded in a program with an outstanding track record of engineering super-resolution, light-sheet and cleared tissue microscopes that are flexibly designed to address a variety of imaging questions. To this effect the Green Center for Systems Biology houses ~25 isolated microscope development bays equipped with optical tables. The Department of Bioinformatics is responsible for running BioHPC, a high performance computing and storage facility which is equipped with ~1000 CPU and ~120 GPU nodes connected to 50 PB of storage for on premise data analysis. All instruments have direct mounts to this computing infrastructure. Besides offering a home in two vibrant, interactive, and physically neighboring Departments, UTSW has a highly collaborative and inclusive environment encompassing the entire spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in biomedical imaging or a related discipline and relevant work experience. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of previous research accomplishments and future plans (3 page limit) to jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/. Please arrange for referees to send reference letters to BiophysicsSearch@utsouthwestern.edu. The screening of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions may be emailed to BiophysicsSearch@UTSouthwestern.edu.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.
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