January 28, 2021 00:00
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The...
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The scientific programme of EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. The next EMBL programme (2022-2026) “Molecules to Ecosystems” aims to explore the molecular basis of life in context. Building on our current strengths, new themes will include: infection biology, microbial ecosystems, planetary biology, human ecosystems, and theory. EMBL is an international research organisation publicly funded by more than 25 member states, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL is seeking to recruit a visionary leader in structural biology as Head of EMBL Grenoble. EMBL Grenoble is situated on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Campus, along with three other research institutes, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue-Langevin, and the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS). In partnership, these institutes create a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment that provides a uniquely comprehensive range of structural biology platforms for both in-house research and external users. EMBL Grenoble and the ESRF jointly develop and operate the beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The ESRF has recently become the world’s first fourth generation synchrotron opening up new exciting opportunities including serial crystallography and X-ray imaging. In addition, EMBL Grenoble participates in a joint cryo-electron microscopy facility on the EPN campus that is likely to develop further in the future. A particular strength of EMBL Grenoble is its leading expertise in designing and building innovative automated instrumentation, providing an invaluable resource of technical know-how and support to aid the structural biology scientific community. Current research at EMBL Grenoble focuses on structural biology of complexes involved in RNA biology, gene expression and host-pathogen interactions, mainly in eukaryotic systems, using the full spectrum of structural biology including X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, biochemistry, proteomics and cell biology approaches. As the opportunities offered by the new synchrotron source as well as by the rapid developments in cryo-electron microscopy evolve, as future Head of EMBL Grenoble, you will be in the exciting position of driving forward a future in integrated structural biology, taking into account the rapidly changing landscape in structural biology, while capitalising on the strong foundation of synergistic activities between research, service and instrumentation. You will have a decisive role in developing the overall strategy in Grenoble in line with the vision of EMBL’s scientific programme, reporting directly to Edith Heard, EMBL Director General. There is considerable scope for you to develop the research identity and profile of EMBL Grenoble to realise its full potential and deliver excellence. You will have a key role for its realisation, including the hiring and mentoring of research group leaders. As an active scientist and member of EMBL Faculty, you will also maintain scientific and technical contacts internationally at the highest level. You will contribute greatly to the success of EMBL Grenoble and EMBL as a whole, through participation in EMBL’s collegial leadership structure.
Closes 28 January 2021