[phenixbb] Scientific Writer Position, Berkeley California

Paul Adams PDAdams at lbl.gov
Sun Mar 23 17:54:41 PDT 2008


PSI Knowledgebase Scientific Writer, Lawrence Berkeley National  


Scientific Writer/Editor

Division: Physical Biosciences

SUMMARY: We are seeking an intelligent and motivated structural  
biologist technology specialist to research, document, and communicate  
new technologies to the scientific community. This project is part of  
the NIH-funded Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) Knowledgebase. The  
position will require interactions with other groups in the  
Knowledgebase, members of the Protein Data Bank, researchers at NIH- 
funded PSI centers, scientific journals, and the broader biological  
research community. The successful candidate will work under the  
direction of the Principal Investigator for this project. Primary  
duties and responsibilities are promoting new PSI-developed  
technologies to the broader scientific community, and editing a web  
portal describing these technologies.

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 - Primary duties and responsibilities will include  
regular communication with researchers at the PSI-funded structural  
genomics centers and other      programs. Interaction with other  
groups in the PSI Knowledgebase, members of the Protein Data Bank,  
researchers at NIH-funded PSI centers, scientific journals, and  
the      broader biological research community. Collecting information  
describing technologies from other PSI-funded researchers and by the  
use of web and bibliographic search tools.   Writing text that  
describes new technologies to the broad scientific community.  
Maintaining and editing written and graphical material on a web site  
devoted to technology dissemination. Extensive email and verbal  
interaction with other researchers. Marginal - Analysis of  
crystallographic data.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential - BS, MS or equivalent in a scientific  
discipline, preferably structural biology, biology, or chemistry.  
Demonstrated experience of scientific research using either  
computation or instrumentation. Solid interpersonal skills and the  
ability to work in a team environment are critical. Ability to  
communicate with a broad range of researchers. Excellent spoken and  
written English skills are essential. Marginal - Experience with the  
solution of macromolecular structures using crystallographic or NMR  
methods. Practical computational analysis of crystallographic data.  
Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python.

To apply: visit http://cjo.lbl.gov/ and search for the keyword PSI or  
the job number 21575. 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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