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cryo-EM Faculty (tenure-track) position

Tsinghua University


The School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University and the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center of Structural Biology jointly invite application for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Electron Tomography or Correlative microscopy. We are particularly interested in investigators employing these approaches towards the further understanding of life sciences, complementing our strengths in structural biology, neurosciences, cell biology and developmental biology. The School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua houses the state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility including three Titan Krios, two Tecnai F20, one brand new FIB-SEM Helios, one Corr-Sight, three Tecnai-12 and other accessory instruments.

Based on the international standards, the faculty tenure-track system at Tsinghua Universityoffers a merit-based academic career choice for outstanding scientists. The career path starts from the initial appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor through a tenured position as Associate Professor and on to Full Professor. Applicants at all levels of professional ranks will be considered. A generous start-up package, an internationally competitive salary and fringe benefits will be provided.

The candidates should have PhD or MD plus additional postdoctoral training. Those with a demonstrated record in relevant research areas are especially encouraged to apply. Experiences in the following technical aspects will strengthen the application:

1. high-resolution electron tomography on cryo and regular specimen;

2. correlative microscopy of cryo and regular specimen;

3. image processing and analysis for electron tomography;

4. applications and development of new technologies, such as sub-volume average, phase-plate electron microscopy and FIB (Focused Ion Beam) milling.


Interested applicants should send the application materials (see below) in a single PDF file to hr-tsinghua@cls.edu.cn :

1. A cover letter (including professional experience and scientific accomplishment, leadership responsibility);

2. Full curriculum vitae;

3. A 3-page brief description of your future research plan;

4. Names and contact information of 3-5 references.


Please also arrange to have at least 3 recommendation letters sent to hr-tsinghua@cls.edu.cn.Please remind your referees to send references directly to hr-tsinghua@cls.edu.cn.


In all correspondence, please indicate in the email subject: cryo-EM faculty application.


Applications will be accepted continuously until this position is filled or closed. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Hongmei Yang, email: hr-tsinghua@cls.edu.cn, office phone: 86-10-62771243.

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