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[X-plor] Scientist (Ph.D.): Macromolecular Crystallographer

Sweet, Robert via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by rsweet from bnl.gov)
Wed Oct 17 19:09:44 EST 2018

The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) is a shared research organiz=
ation, owned and operated by nine eminent research universities and medical=
 schools in the New York area. NYSBC is devoted to advancing structural and=
 functional characterization of biological processes through technology dev=
elopment for cutting-edge biomedical research.  X-ray crystallography is a =
crucial component of NYSBC activity, and the NYX Microdiffraction Beamline =
has been developed by NYSBC at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NS=
LS-II) to support this work.
NYSBC seeks a Scientist to join the NYX beamline team for NSLS-II sector 19=
-ID at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to help steer further developme=
nt of macromolecular crystallography at NYX. The new scientist will be empl=
oyed by NYSBC organization and stationed at its NYX beamline at NSLS-II.  T=
he successful candidate will establish relevant research projects in collab=
oration with NYSBC scientists, groups at its constituent institutions, or w=
ith BNL structural biologists and other groups. These projects will exploit=
 the unique qualities of the NYX beamline and can be coordinated with the N=
SLS-II life science programs. Responsibilities will include interacting wit=
h the scientific user community and assisting visiting scientists with thei=
r data collections and structure solving to further the scientific mission =
of NYX. In addition, the new scientists will advance the beamline=92s techn=
ical capabilities by initiating or conceiving upgrades of its hardware and =
software for the benefit of the structural biology community at NYSBC and b=
Salary level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  *   Ph.D. or equivalent in biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, or relate=
d field
  *   At least three years of prior experience in data acquisition and anal=
ysis for structure determination by macromolecular crystallography (MX)
  *   Strong publication record in diffraction analysis
  *   Excellent written and oral communications skills
  *   The ability to interact effectively in a team environment with a dive=
rse group of scientists, engineers, technical staff, and users
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  *   Prior experience in the use of synchrotron beamlines for structural b=
  *   Five or more years of prior experience in MX data acquisition, analys=
is, and structure determination
  *   Experience with X-ray optics, X-ray detectors, and/or software for cr=
ystallographic computing
  *   Demonstrated success in leading scientific or technical groups or pro=

Direct inquiries and applications, including cover letter and CV, to
Dieter Schneider (schneider from bnl.gov), Lead Beamline Scientist for NYX, or t=
o Wayne Hendrickson (wah2 from cumc.columbia.edu<mailto:wah2 from cumc.columbia.edu>)=
, Scientific Director, NYSBC.

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