Professor / Reader / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

University of York - Chemistry

We seek to make an appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in the area of Cryo Electron Microscopy, the position being based within the world-renowned York Structural Biology Laboratory within the Department of Chemistry.

The Department has been awarded >£2M by the Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Foundation to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and a bespoke building to house a modern 200 kV cryo electron microscope, supported by significant investment from the University and a private donor.

We are now seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher in cryo-electron microscopy, with a clear vision to lead their own programme of excellent research within YSBL. Your research will complement the X-ray crystallography and NMR techniques currently used in the YSBL, and will bridge the gap between X-ray work and the optical microscopy in the Biology Technology Facility. The role is available at any level and we welcome interest from talented academics with an impressive research profile appropriate to the level of application and a collegiate approach to their work.

You will be a dynamic research leader with a consistent track record in the application of cryo-electron microscopy to challenging biochemical/biological problems. We welcome applications from researchers with an interest in diverse areas of structural and cell biology, with particular interest in those working on mammalian systems.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the UK's leading Chemistry departments and is renowned internationally for its research, having performed exceptionally strongly in the recent Nature Index 2017 Innovation Table. Combined with a commitment to high-quality teaching and outstanding student satisfaction, it is recognised consistently for its family-friendly policies and is proud of its Athena SWAN Gold Award.

Key requirements: (viewed relative to the level of post applied for – see candidate briefs for more details):

  • PhD in Chemical, Biochemical or Physical Sciences
  • Specialist knowledge in cryo electron microscopy
  • Ability to undertake high-quality research and publish in leading, peer-reviewed journals  
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for research, operating across disciplinary boundaries
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching and learning at undergraduate level
  • Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning
  • Substantial recent publication record in leading peer-reviewed journal
  • Evidence of national and/or international collaboration

Why York?
We are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. Our attractive, landscaped campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University continues to develop. Chemistry is a multidisciplinary department with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and grade
Lecturer: £38,832 to £47,722
Senior Lecturer: £49,149 to £56,950
Reader: £49,149 - £60,410
Professorial: current minimum £62,585

To apply
Informal enquiries may be directed to Head of Department Professor Duncan Bruce (; +44 (0)1904 322500) or the Academic Group Leader in YSBL Professor Tony Wilkinson (; +44 (0)1904 328261)

Closing date: 9 October 2017 
Interviews will be held in York on: 29 November 2017

We value all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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