Tenure-track Research Lecturership in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Staffordshire (GB)
£34,520- £39,992 
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Keele University


Tenure-track research lecturership in Cryo-Electron Microscopy
(Joint Appointment with Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble)

Starting salary: Lecturer Grade 7a £34,520- £39,992 

Fixed term for 5 years 

In collaboration with the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, a tenure-track research lectureship has been created in the general area of macromolecular structure, with a particular focus on the linkup between neutron scattering approaches and state-of-the-art atomic resolution cryo-electron microscopy. The post will be funded jointly by Keele University and ILL, and will be located in Grenoble. The appointee will form an integral part the of cryo-EM team that will support the operation of a newly installed Titan Krios microscope that is located at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). The cryo-EM team is led by the ESRF and also includes scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the French Institute of Structural Biology (IBS). The current position will constitute the ILL component of this team.  The post-holder will, in addition to playing a key role in supporting the user programme of the microscope, have a major focus on exploiting the synergy between neutron scattering and cryo-EM, particularly for the study of large biological complexes. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the Life Sciences as well as carry out forefront research.

The appointee will be attached to ILL’s Life Science Group, and work in close proximity to ILL's instrument groups as well as to the Grenoble Partnership of Structural Biology (PSB). He/she will be expected to contribute to ILL’s developments in this area as well as maintaining a close relationship with the School of Life Sciences at Keele. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a strong track record in cryo-EM and related areas such as software development and sample preparation. Applicants with a background in diffraction/scattering and having the ability and motivation to learn cryo-EM may also be considered. 

The successful candidate will have a first degree in the life sciences or physical sciences, a PhD in a relevant area, and a strong track record and commitment to high quality research. The post-holder will also be expected to participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Hoole, Head of School of Life Sciences Tel: 01782 733174; Email or to Professor Trevor Forsyth, Head of ILL’s Life Sciences Group Tel: +33 476207158; Email

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Post Ref: KU00000734

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2018.

Interviews will be held on 18th May 2018 at Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

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