Oak Ridge, USA
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation.
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The Biology and Soft Matter Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a post-doctoral structural biologist or macromolecular crystallographer to join its Biology and Biomedical Science group. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating the structure and function of biological complexes that are involved in cell-signaling, DNA repair and light harvesting systems. These projects involve multi-task efforts in molecular biology, protein crystallography, small–angle scattering and computational modeling. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world. As an ORNL postdoctoral fellow you will have access to leading small angle scattering and neutron diffraction facilities, biofermentation laboratories, and biophysical characterization laboratories, in addition to in-house small angle X-ray scattering and X-ray diffraction instrumentation. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world.
Responsible for protein labeling, purification, crystallization and X-ray and neutron crystallographic studies.
A Ph.D. degree in protein chemistry, biophysics or structural biology is required. The candidates should have a proven track record in molecular biology techniques including cloning, protein expression and purification, and in biophysical characterization using NMR/EPR or X-ray techniques. The candidate should be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels within a
Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared before employment can begin.
Additional experience in expression and production of membrane proteins or in covalent modification of proteins with fluorophores or spin labels, would be a distinct advantage.
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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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