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Positions available at the JCSG

Marc Elsliger elsliger at scripps.edu
Thu Oct 26 21:56:28 EST 2000

		Joint Center for Structural Genomics

The Scripps Research Institute/Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation,
Stanford University/Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, U.C. San Diego/San 
Diego Supercomputer Center along with collaborators from several other Institutes 
have formed the Joint Center for Structural Genomics (JCSG). The main goal of the 
Center is to advance automated high-throughput methods for all stages of macromolecular
structure determination including target selection, protein expression, purification, 
crystallization, crystal manipulation, structure determination and data management.  
Teams of experts are being assembled for each phase: Bioinformatics (UCSD/SDSC), 
Crystallomics (TSRI/GNF) and Structure Determination (SSRL). Target selection will 
focus on novel cell signaling proteins from c. elgans, human, mouse and drosophila. 
The center is funded by the NIH-NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative 

The JCSG is currently seeking experienced, highly skilled protein biochemists, X-ray 
crystallographers, molecular biologists, engineers, scientific software developers, 
scientific/technical programmers and technical support personnel. 

Please visit our Web Site http://www.jcsg.org for further information and current 
job opportunities or contact one of the Core Leaders or Dr Ian Wilson, The Scripps 
Research Institute, wilson at scripps.edu.     

Bioinformatics Positions: Research and Database Programmers, Project Scientist 
and Computer Resource Specialist. 
Responsibilities: Target selection, information management, structure validation 
and post-structural analysis. Database Programmers will be specialists in ORDBMS. 
Programmers need experience in computational science and numerical analysis. Project  
Scientists need a background in molecular biology/biochemistry and proficiency in 
computational methods of sequence, structure, pathway and other analytical methods.   
Core Leader: 	Dr Shankar Subramaniam,
  		Dept. of Bioengineering and Dept. Chem. & Biochem.,
  		San Diego Supercomputing Center, 
 		University of California San Diego, 
		9500 Gilman Drive,  
		La Jolla, CA 92037. 
 		Email: shankar at sdsc.edu 
 		Phone: (858) 822-0986  

Crystallomics Positions: Research technicians.  
Responsibilities: Protein expression, purification, crystallization, imaging and 
data entry and management.  Experience in either X-ray crystallography, molecular biology 
or protein biochemistry required.   
Core Leader: 	Dr Raymond Stevens
 		Dept. of Mol. Biol., Chemistry.
  		The Scripps Research Institute,
  		10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd
  		La Jolla, CA 92037.
  		E-mail: stevens at scripps.edu
  		Phone: (858) 784-9416

Structure Determination Positions: Staff Scientist, Sr. Scientific Software Developer, 
Sr. Scientific Software Developer, Beam Line Engineering Physicist, Electrical Engineer and 
Technical Management Administrator.
Responsibilities: Establish a high-throughput pipeline for structure determination 
from initial crystal characterization to structure solution. Development of new methods and 
technology for automated structure determination and robotic crystal handling.   
Core Leader: 	Dr Peter Kuhn  Dept. Biotechnology,
		Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory,
		2575 Sand Hill Rd,  Mail Stop 69 - SLAC,
		Menlo Park, CA 94025. 
		Email: pkuhn at ssrl.slac.stanford.edu   
		URL: http://smb.slac.stanford.edu/jcsg/jobs.html


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