Beamline Scientist Position at the NSLS

Robert Sweet sweet at
Mon Oct 20 13:02:23 EST 2003

		X8-C Beamline Scientist Position at NSLS

The Participating Research Team that operates beamline X8-C at NSLS,
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, is seeking a Beamline Scientist
to oversee operation and maintenance of the beamline, and to provide
technical assistance to the users in the area of macromolecular
crystallography (data collection, processing, structure solving).  This
person also will have an opportunity to participate in the research
programs of PRT members.  The PRT is a mix of academic and industrial
partners, and comprises four members: Consortium of Canadian
Crystallographers (represented by NRC), the PXRR group of BNL's Biology
Dept., Hoffman-LaRoche, and Biogen.  A full description of the facility
can be found here:


The Beamline Scientist will join the Beamline Operator in maintaining the
beamline in excellent technical condition. He/she will provide leadership
in maintaining state-of-the-art capabilities of the X8-C beamline for
protein crystallography, and in designing innovative ways of data
collection. The Scientist will participate in the research projects
conducted at the beamline, and will be encouraged to apply for independent
funding of his own research.  He/she will have a close relationship with
the Macromolecular Crystallography Research Resource (PXRR), more
information about which can be found

The responsibilities include conducting experiments to evaluate and
maintain optimal performance of the beamline, implementing improvements
and automation for increased efficiency, documenting procedures, and
providing user support. Together with the Beamline Operator he/she will
align beamline optics, perform energy calibrations and beam
characterizations, and troubleshoot beamline instrumentation. In addition,
the Beamline Scientist will ensure compliance by the beamline personnel
with policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements of the


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, biochemistry, chemistry,
or a related field, and extensive experience in crystallography.
Experience with synchrotron radiation and beamline instrumentation as a
user or operator is necessary.  Knowledge of methods of macromolecular
crystallography is very desirable.  Some experience in handling a modern
Unix-based scientific computing environment is required.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
references to:

Dr. Robert M. Sweet
Biology Dept.
Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.
Upton, NY  11973
email: sweet at

For more information contact:

Dr. Mirek Cygler			Dr. Robert Sweet
X8-C Spokesperson			BNL
Biotechnology Research Institute, NRC	Tel.: (631) 344-3401
6100 Royalmount Avenue, 		email: sweet at
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2, Canada
e-mail : mirek.cygler at
tel. : (514) 496-6321

	Robert M. Sweet			E-Dress: sweet at
	Biology Dept.					 ^ (that's L
	Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.		Phones:		     not 1)
	Upton, NY  11973		631 344 3401  (Office)
	U.S.A.				631 344 2741  (Facsimile)


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