Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cryo-EM

Singapore (SG)
19 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cryo-EM

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at Nanyang Technological University was established in 2002 with the mission to make a strong contribution to biological and biomedical sciences. Since then, many talented individuals from around the world and Singapore have joined SBS as scientific leaders, and researchers. Research areas at SBS include infectious diseases, immunology, neurodegenerative diseases and telomere biology and genome function.

The NTU Institute of Structural Biology (NISB) is established in April 2014. The facility includes a 200kV Cryo-TEM (Tecnai Artica, F3EC and VPP), a T12 (iCorr, Eagle), a CorrSight (Spinning disk confocal, cryo-stage, mini-SOG stage), a 300 kV Titan Krios electron microscope (energy-filter. Falcon3EC pre-git, K2 post-gif, STEM detectors and VPP) and a cryo-FIB SEM for cellular tomography applications located in the NTU Facility for Analysis Characterisation Testing & Simulation (FACTS) ( NISB and SBS together with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and engineering departments, offers a vibrant and stimulating research environment with excellent in-house instrumentation for biomedical research including X-ray crystallography, HR solution and solid-state NMR, protein expression facilities and other biophysical methods.


We are looking for an outstanding candidate in the area of single-particle cryo-EM with a background in biochemistry and structural biology to support the operation of our state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility. The successful applicant will hold a faculty position with the NTU School of Biological Sciences and be housed in the vibrant NTU Institute of Structural Biology. Applicants who combine EM with biochemistry and/or cell biology methods to answer important fundamental questions in biology and medicine are particularly encouraged to apply. The faculty is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students.


We are seeking a colleague who is passionate about interacting and collaborating with scientists at all levels to maintain and develop the state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility. The expectation is that the successful applicant will establish an ambitious and independent cutting-edge research program to explore the fundamental molecular nature of important macromolecular complexes in biology and/or medicine. This team member, together with others, will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining these microscopes as well as organising training and assisting users.


Please click the apply button and submit the following documents to us:

  • Cover letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, and names of three referees
  • A research proposal (2 to 5 pages)
  • A teaching statement
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

All applications and materials submitted will be held in strict confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.