Group Leader position in cryo-EM

The Biofisika Institute in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) together with Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, invite applications for an immediately available group leader position in atomic resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) of biological specimens. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline with a focus on structural biology, demonstrate scientific excellence with a strong publication record, and evidence in obtaining competitive research funding. 

The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive and independently funded research program, and will also serve as technical director of the newly formed Basque Resource for Electron Microscopy (BREM). BREM will install a ThermoFisher´s Titan Krios G4, equipped with a phase plate and Gatan´s BioContinuum Imaging Filter and K3 direct electron detector, at Biofisika Institute in 2021. Candidates must be skilled and experienced in the operation and routine maintenance of cryo-electron microscopes. Strong communication and organizational skills will also be important.

The Biofisika Institute is a joint research centre of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The centre focuses on fundamental and translational biophysics research and offers a highly collaborative culture. Accredited as a Basque Excellence Research Centre (BERC), the institute provides outstanding shared facilities for advanced biophysical and structural biology approaches in a new research building in the main Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country.

Ikerbasque is the Basque Foundation for Science created by the Basque Goverment to reinforce the Basque scientific system by recruiting the best researchers from all around the word. Currently 268 researchers from 37 different countries in all fields of knowledge form the Ikerbasque research community.

This position is jointly funded by Biofisika Institute and Ikerbasque. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and encourage women candidates to apply. Please submit through the Biofisika Institute website contact page adding the following subject Job Application: 71CryoEM-Ikerbasque.

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a 3-page description of research interests and future plans
  • copies of 3 relevant publications
  • names and contact information of 3 referees willing to provide recommendation information.

The deadline to receive applications is December 15th, 2020 at 17:00 h CET.