The Li Lab at HHMI Janelia is seeking a research scientist or postdoctoral associate to lead projects investigating cell-surface signaling by using cryo-electron tomography and integrative structural biology approaches. The lab studies the operating principles of cell-surface signaling in the nervous and immune systems by combining method development and in vivo mechanistic investigation (learn more about our work here). Janelia Research Campus features highly collaborative teams and state-of-the-art instrumentation for electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, and FIB-SEM technology, as well as strong computation teams and infrastructure.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Design and perform experiments of cellular and molecular cryo-ET
- Explore and analyze data using computation techniques
- Collaborate with other researchers for methodological development
- Communicate research with the community and the public
- Ph.D. degree in any related fields
Skills and Abilities
- Experience with cryo-ET/EM and integrative structural biology, particularly data analysis
- Optional: experience with chemical biology and/or cell biology
- Ability to work collaboratively
Please submit your application with a summary of the current work and future research interest, a detailed CV, and names/contacts of three references.
We also welcome joint scientists/postdocs with other Janelia labs.
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.