Stony Brook University, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Position ID:SBU-Biochem-APSBCEM [#23196]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Structural Biology and Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Structural Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/11/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/07, finished 2023/06/03)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor - Structural Biology and Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Location: Stony Brook, NY
Open Date: Sep 29, 2022
Deadline: Nov 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates using cryo-electron microscopy techniques to explore cutting-edge questions of structure and function are encouraged to apply.

With faculty in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in an active, collaborative community of scholars with broad research interests dedicated to both scientific discovery and education at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. The successful applicant will join an active and growing structural biology group and will have access to a professionally staffed cryo-EM facility housing a 200kEV Talos Artica with a Falcon 3EC direct electron detector. Potential collaborations are available within the Department, in the Stony Brook Center for Structural Biology, and at the Laboratory for Biomolecular Structure at the nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology or a closely related field, as well as at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in innovative research and have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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1) Cover letter.

2) Curriculum vitae with publications and research funding.

3) Summary of past and current research activities (up to 2 pages).

4) Summary of future research plans (up to 2 pages).

5) Statement of teaching interests (up to 1 page).

6) Diversity statement: Describe your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through any of the following: research, teaching and mentoring, and/or service and engagement (up to 1 page).

7) Three (3) Reference Letters.

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Campus Description:

Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It is included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty and an estimated 26,800 students — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

About the College:

As part of a great research university, the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University incubates creative work and scholarship in fundamental disciplines, connecting with medicine, technology, public policy, culture, education, the arts, business and environment. As the liberal arts college for the campus, we help students and faculty explore diverse possibilities that exceed their initial expectations and prepare for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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