[phenixbb] Beamline Scientist Position, Berkeley California

Paul Adams PDAdams at lbl.gov
Sun Mar 23 17:46:52 PDT 2008


Beamline Biophysicist Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National  


Biophysicist Scientist/Engineer

Division: Physical Biosciences

SUMMARY: As a member of the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology  
(BCSB), provide technical and scientific support for users at the BCSB  
beamlines (http://bcsb.lbl.gov) at the Advanced Light Source in  
Berkeley California. Work with the BCSB group leader and other BCSB  
scientists and engineers to develop methodology and instrumentation  
for collecting and analyzing crystallographic data using synchrotron  
radiation. Participate on projects involving the structure  
determination of biological molecules and biomolecular complexes.

NOTE: This is a one year Term appointment with the possibility of  
renewal under the same terms and conditions, contingent upon continued  
funding and availability of work.

DUTIES: Essential - Provide support for users regarding data  
collection, processing, archiving, and analysis. Play a role in  
coordinating and participating in engineering projects to advance the  
capabilities of the beamlines, with a focus on robotics systems for  
sample handling. Participate in the development of instrumentation and  
methodology for biological crystallography. Participate in the design,  
implementation, and evaluation of collaborative experiments involving  
biological crystallography. Collaborate with colleagues both internal  
and external to the Berkeley Lab. Prepare documentation for beamline  
staff and users. Prepare scientific data for publication in refereed  
journals and present findings at seminars and conferences. Required to  
occasionally work off-hours and weekends to support users. Marginal -  
Assist with developing research proposals that lead to continued  
funding in the area of biological crystallography for the BCSB/ALS.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential - Substantial experience working in the area  
of synchrotron science using complex instrumentation and computer  
controls. Experience with robotics hardware and control systems.  
Experience with the collection of experimental data for biological  
crystallography. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research  
and organize results for publication and presentation documented by  
publication record in either: physics, biology, bioengineering,  
biophysics, biochemistry or instrumentation fields. Excellent written  
communication skills along with strong organizational, analytical, and  
interpersonal skills. Experience in the use of computer programs  
required for biological crystallography. Ability to work in a team  
environment and effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues.  
Marginal – M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, biology, bioengineering,  
biophysics, or related field. Experience in UNIX computing.

To apply: visit http://cjo.lbl.gov/ and search for the keyword BCSB or  
the job number 21576. Please see http://cjo.lbl.gov/app_instr.html for  
details of how to apply.

Paul Adams
Deputy Division Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence  
Berkeley Lab
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute
Head, Berkeley Center for Structural Biology

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