02. July 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist
02. July 2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist
Employer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Introduction

The Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a post-doctoral molecular biologist or structural biologist to join its Large Scale Structures group. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team investigating the structure and function of biological complexes that are involved in, for example, cellulose synthesis, biomass deconstruction and cell-signaling. 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.

Description of Institution

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. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for protein production, protein labeling, purification, development of novel labeling strategies
  • Assist in protein crystallography and small-angle scattering studies.
  • Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research
  • Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • You will be expected to commit to ORNL’s Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of Energy’s and the nation’s scientific and technical challenges.
  • Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of time, and extensive work at chemical laboratories

ORNL Benefits

Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include a generous relocation, matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities.

Requested Profile

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biophysics or structural biology
  • Proven track record in molecular biology techniques including cloning, protein expression and purification, and in biophysical characterization using NMR/EPR or X-ray techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with membrane protein expression and purification
  • Experience in expression and production of membrane proteins, eukaryotic expression systems, and cell-free protein synthesis would be a distinct advantage
  • Self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels within a multi-disciplinary team 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.

Contact
How to Apply

All applicants must go to the ORNL Career site to create a personal profile and then apply to this specific opening. Just search for NB50675244 in the search box and follow the prompts and instructions to apply.

Application deadline is the 27 Jul 2018!

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email .

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

Deadline
27. July 2018
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