PostDoc Positions on Phasing Methods and Robotics

Robert Sweet sweet at lsx12n.nsls.bnl.gov
Mon Jan 8 14:17:31 EST 2001


The Biology Department and National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven
National Laboratory seek two Postdoctoral Research Associates.  The first
of these will study the direct solving of macromolecular crystal
structures through measurement of phases by multiple-beam diffraction
methods (http://x12wulfgar01.nsls.bnl.gov/3BD/3beam_diffraction.html). 
The research associate will join an international collaboration on method
development and application of multiple-beam phasing, and will be part of
a large community of macromolecular crystallographers and diffraction
physicists at BNL.  A new six-circle diffractometer, equipped with a
Quantum-4 area detector is available for the work; ample beam time will be
available.  This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who has a
Ph.D. in an appropriate field and established credentials in
crystallographic studies.  Additional experience in diffraction physics
and macromolecular crystallography will be an advantage.  More information
about the position can be obtained from Robert Sweet (sweet at bnl.gov) or
Dieter Schneider (schneider at bnl.gov). Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, a list of publications, and names of at least three references to
Marsha Kipperman, Bldg. 185, BNL, Upton, NY 11973.  Reference Position
9107.

The other Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in
technological developments at the National Synchrotron Light Source for
rapid throughput macromolecular structure determination.  The work will
involve development of robotics for the handling of crystals under
cryogenic conditions, work on a massively parallel computing cluster, and
commissioning of new x-ray optical systems.  The worker will be part of a
large community of macromolecular crystallographers and diffraction
physicists at BNL.  This community includes a NIH-funded Protein-Structure
Initiative consortium (http://www.nysgrc.org/) and an active and well
funded program in facilities operation and development
http://www.x12c.nsls.bnl.gov/x12c/nsls_px.html).  This is an especially
nice opportunity for a candidate who has a Ph.D. in an appropriate field,
established credentials in electromechanical design and implementation,
and unix system programming.  Additional experience in diffraction physics
and macromolecular crystallography will be an advantage. More information
about the position can be obtained from Dieter Schneider
(schneider at bnl.gov) or Robert Sweet (sweet at bnl.gov). Applicants should
send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and names of at least
three references to Marsha Kipperman, Bldg. 185, BNL, Upton, NY 11973. 
Reference Position 9108.


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