Group Leader – Structural Cell Biology/Cryo-Electron Tomography
Heidelberg, Germany
vor 2 Tg.

The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious and broad research program in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between various temporal and spatial scales, from single molecules to entire ecosystems.

The SCB unit is a hub for structural cell biology, with several groups using cryo-electron microscopy (single-particle and cryo-tomography) as well as correlative electron microscopy and light microscopy approaches.

To expand these activities, the SCB unit seeks to recruit a highly motivated group leader in the area of structural cell biology / cryo-electron tomography to address fundamental questions in structural, molecular, cellular or environmental biology.

Your role

Establish an exciting biological or methodological research programme in structural cell biology / cryo-electron tomography, complementing existing activities, but also to synergize with other structural, computational, chemical, systems and environmental biology approaches that are pursued in the SCB Unit and at EMBL.

The future group leader will be embedded in the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment of EMBL, which provides many opportunities for interaction with other research groups.

You have

The ambition to work on fundamental biological or methodological questions. Furthermore, your research complements and synergizes with the activities of the SCB Unit and the whole of EMBL.

You should therefore demonstrate a strong motivation to work in the collaborative and multidisciplinary environment of EMBL.

EMBL’s future scientific directions...

EMBL’s future scientific directions, Molecules to Ecosystems, include a vision to advance our understanding of ecosystems at the molecular level, applying expertise in molecular biology to study life in its natural context.

New research areas will focus on applying experimental, computational and theoretical approaches to study at multiple levels (molecules, cells, tissues and populations) how organisms interact with each other and respond to environmental change.

SCB will be happy to host structural cell biology / cryo-electron tomography activities related to the new .

  • aiming to understand how microbes, plants, and animals interact with each other and with their abiotic environments at the molecular level.
  • studying microorganisms in communities and how they interact with their environments, including host organisms. Infection biology will be an important focus.
  • applying computational and experimental approaches to reveal the impact of the environment on human health and physiology, both at the individual and the population level.
  • using modelling, mathematical reasoning, and conceptual approaches to study complex and dynamic biological systems.
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