University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Associate Professor in Cryo-Electron Tomography

Associate Professor in Cryo-Electron Tomography

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in cryo-electron tomography and related topics? Do you have an excellent research track record, proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?

As Associate Professor, you will carry out research, teaching and management within the school, faculty and university and contribute to academic leadership in the field of cryo-ET with specific emphasis on subjects relevant to the School.

We aim to recruit an expert in cryoET to enhance our existing strengths in structural biology and to drive forward activity in an £11M philanthropic initiative based in the Cheney Biomedical Accelerator housed within the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The CBA has a mission of “seeing into cells” and is enabled by new state-of-the art plasma focused-ion-beam microscope, two Titan Krios EMs and a dedicated PhD scheme for in situ structural biology. You will be benefit from a vibrant community of researchers interested in cryoEM and cryoET, and a dedicated team of facility staff to help support your research programme.

The ideal candidate will be an established mid-career researcher whose primary expertise is correlative light and electron microscopy and cryoET. You will have a track record and capacity to collaborate with non-experts to address complex biological questions aligned with one or more focus areas of the School: i) infectious disease, ii) cancer and cell signalling, iii) protein, structure and function. You will have experience in research-led teaching at different levels on undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught courses, as well as being involved in the assessment of course work and examinations.

You will join the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, which is a vibrant academic environment composed 55 staff with research strengths in communicable and non-communicable diseases, structural biology and biotechnology. You may apply to become a member of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, which is a multidisciplinary centre whose membership consists of >70 academics interested understanding life in molecular detail, and includes biologists, chemists, physicists and medical scientists. Finally, you will also have an opportunity to engage with scientists based at the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Darren Tomlinson, Interim Head of School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology Category: Academic Grade: Grade 9 Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024 Reference: FBSMB1278 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Associate Professor in Cryo-Electron Tomography


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


May 01, 2024

Application deadline

May 28, 2024

Job type

Associate Professor/Professor



About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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