Research Track Asst/Assoc.Prof.,Cryo EM Facility Manager

School of Medicine
20001537 Requisition #


Faculty Position

Biochemistry and Structural Biology

UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA)

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor (Research Track) to manage our new cryo-EM facility. The candidate will have the unique opportunity to be involved in development of the facility from its early stages through to a fully operational world-class facility which makes cryo-EM related resources and techniques more accessible to investigators at UTHSA.  The facility will be equipped with a Thermo Fisher Scientific, 200kV Glacios TEM equipped with a Falcon 4 direct electron detector and Selectris Imaging Filter, along with all standard equipment for single particle EM sample preparation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the facility, general lab maintenance/operations, sample preparation, and user training.   The candidate should be a motivated and highly interactive individual and will have the opportunity to collaborate with internal users and external researchers in cryo-EM-focused research projects. The candidate will also help support resource development and the development of grant applications.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Must have the ability to manage a multi-user research facility.
  • Must be able analyze scientific results/data, communicate effectively with faculty, students, staff, vendors, and service engineers, keep accurate and clear records, actively participate in the planning and writing of center-related grant proposals as needed, keep abreast of scientific literature concerning relevant new instrumentation, data processing, specimen preparation and imaging techniques.
  • Previous experience training students and staff in the operation of transmission electron microscopes and downstream data processing/analysis.
  • Previous experience with transmission electron microscope alignments and maintenance, servicing or accessory equipment servicing and maintenance.
  • Expertise with data processing software for single particle analysis, including Relion and Cryosparc.

This position provides attractive salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications) and generous benefits.  Rank of the appointment will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should visit to apply online. Select the Faculty tab and enter job number 2000-1537 on the keyword box. Please upload a curriculum vitae, a list of three references and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Shaun K. Olsen, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.  For any questions regarding this position, please email:

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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