[phenixbb] Postdoc positions at Arizona State Uni: algorithm development for XFEL data
nzatsepi at asu.edu
Thu May 19 11:27:18 PDT 2016
*Open positions: 2 Postdoc positions in XFEL Biophysics at Arizona State
Full details & how to apply:
We are applicants for 2 postdoctoral researcher positions for the
development of algorithms for biological X-ray free electron laser (XFEL)
data, both in crystallography and solution scattering. The successful
applicants will become part of an interdisciplinary team at ASU working on
solving important biological questions using XFELs. This is a two-year
Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of
The objective of these postdoctoral researcher positions is to develop
algorithms for improving data accuracy in SFX through modeling and
optimization, develop novel phasing methods which exploit the full spatial
coherence of the XFEL for 2D and 3D nanocrystals, and/or develop
structure-determination methods that can be applied to samples that cannot
be crystallized, through XFEL fast solution scattering.
*Essential Functions of the position:*
- Develop improved algorithms and software for analyzing biological
(static and time-resolved crystallographic or solution scattering data).
- Analyze and present results at conferences, workshops, seminars and
- Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or
- Contribute to XFEL data analysis workshops organized by the Group
The successful candidates are expected to support the analysis of serial
femtosecond crystallography experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source
(LCLS), SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free electron Laser (SACLA), the European
X-Ray Laser (XFEL), or other applicable x-ray sources (XFELs or 3rd
generation synchrotrons). This work is complementary to XFEL data analysis
work in the NSF BioXFEL Science and Technology center (STC), and so the
candidates will interact and collaborate with students and postdoctoral
researchers working in the BioXFEL STC. They will report to the PI for the
- PhD in related field such as physics, biophysics, bioinformatics,
structural biology, by time of appointment.
- Experience in analysis of X-ray diffraction imaging or
- Demonstrated algorithm and/or code development.
- Demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed literature; and
experience in presenting research results to large audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to perform independent research and in a diverse
team environment to achieve program goals in a timely fashion.
- Demonstrated fundamental verbal and written communication skills (in
English) necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author
technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific
- Experience with X-ray experiments at synchrotrons or XFELs related to
high-resolution imaging or crystallography.
- Experience and familiarity with coherent x-ray imaging experiments.
- Experience with analyzing and solving protein structures.
- Demonstrated programming experience in C and Python; experience with ,
- Experience with parallel programming and large data sets.
*To apply, *please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter
which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a
curriculum vitae with a list of publications. PDF application materials
should be submitted via the employment application portal.
*Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2016.* If not filled,
every week thereafter until the search is closed. *Anticipated starting
date: August 2016. *
Please email nadia.zatsepin at asu.edu for more information.
Assistant Research Professor
Dept of Physics PSF246
Arizona State University
+1 480 727 6444
nadia.zatsepin at asu.edu
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