Biomolecular Imaging

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

The Biomolecular Imaging Cluster is part of an Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, undertaken in accordance with SUNY 2020 plan to hire 250 faculty members. The interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society’s most vexing challenges through the collaboration of natural, life, and social sciences; technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.

Cluster Hires in Biomolecular Imaging

Imaging biological molecules is key to understanding their function, providing a starting point for rational drug design and protein engineering. Stony Brook University's investment in biomolecular imaging includes newly upgraded high-field NMR facilities, world-class computational resources, and proximity to the new third generation synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Lab (NSLS-II). The Biomolecular Imaging cluster will recruit a total of five new faculty whose research interests span a range of imaging modalities including NMR spectroscopy, x-ray spectroscopy and imaging, ultrahigh resolution light microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy and positron emission tomography coupled with radiotracer synthesis. Academic appointments for cluster faculty will be based on their areas of research and will be in the Departments of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacological Sciences, and/or Neurobiology and Behavior. More information on the Biomolecular Imaging Cluster can be found on the cluster website at

Tenure-track Faculty Member

This year the BMI cluster search is being run in conjunction with the Department of Pharmacological Sciences in the School of Medicine. Currently we seek to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D., at least two years of postgraduate research experience, and an outstanding record of research accomplishment. This search is intended to recruit investigators with translational research programs that make use of Cryo-EM to pursue fundamental questions relevant to health-connected fields such as cancer, neuroscience, metabolism, and infectious diseases. Senior candidates should also have a record of success with extramural funding and training of students and/or fellows. Applicants must be eligible for a faculty appointment in accordance with the criteria established by the School of Medicine (Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.)

Application Procedure

To apply, use Academic Jobs Online ( to submit the required materials.  This includes a State employment application, a complete curriculum vitae including publications, three reprints, and a 3-page proposed research plan of current and future research. In addition the applicant should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted through the AJO site. The cover letter should indicate whether the applicant wishes to be considered for appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should add a summary of past and current research funding and administrative and teaching experiences. Electronic submission through AJO is required. Questions should be addressed to Ms. Lynda Perdomo-Ayala, Department Administrator (, fax (631-444-9749.)

Application review will begin in September 2015. Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.

For information about the BMI Cluster you can also contact the Director, Peter Tonge, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400

About Stony Brook

About Stony Brook

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook University Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

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