Structura Biotechnology, a University of Toronto spin-out, develops the CryoSPARC software system for single particle cryo-EM data processing in drug discovery and life science. Many of the largest and leading national facilities, academic labs, pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and CROs are our users and customers. Our vision is to deliver professionally-engineered and powerful commercial products to help drive industry adoption of cryo-EM and aid in the search for new medicines, while at the same time contributing to use and development of cryo-EM in the broader scientific community by providing CryoSPARC free of charge for non-profit research use.
Our philosophy in developing CryoSPARC has been to combine a tight focus on computational methods research, workflow and user interface design, software systems engineering and customer/user success. Since 2017, we have been continually developing and releasing versions of CryoSPARC with expanding functionality and scope. For example, CryoSPARC Live is now widely used for real-time image processing, and, in 2022 we announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to deliver an embedded version with microscope hardware.
We are a small, energetic and highly focused team that is dedicated to helping make cryo-EM a ubiquitous and accessible technology that can power new advances in biology and medicine. We take pride in our work and our strong team culture of respect, continuous learning and tenacity. If you are looking for a mission-driven, high-impact role alongside an excellent team, you will fit right in.
We are looking for a Cryo-EM Computational Research Scientist to join our team. In this role, you will become an integral part of our R&D team that develops new methods for cryo-EM data analysis. You will work on research projects as well as high performance implementations and integrations with our software engineering and application development teams. You are someone who is passionate about cryo-EM and you want to help the method become even more powerful and widely accessible. You have strong experience with algorithm design, image processing and experimental development.
Cryo-EM continues to expand rapidly in number of users and structures determined and also in capabilities and use cases. We are excited about the future of cryo-EM for drug discovery and life science research, especially developments in high-throughput workflows, automation, analysis of heterogeneity and improvements in resolution. Join us on our journey towards these exciting frontiers and leverage your expertise and effort to achieve a broad positive impact on this amazing field!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Cryo-EM Computational Research Scientist” and provide us with your CV and a few paragraphs explaining why you would be the right fit for this position. We prefer applicants who are already legally able to work in Canada, but we also welcome applications from individuals who are willing to relocate. If you are interested but are not sure if you meet all the requirements, we encourage you to contact us for discussion.