[Neutron] ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Protein Chemist/Structural Biologist / NB50554699
McCormick, B. Logan
mccormickbl at ornl.gov
Wed Mar 23 16:15:07 CET 2016
Job Posting Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Protein Chemist/Structural Biologist / NB50554699
End Posting Date
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.
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.
*Assist in optimization of labeling strategies for proton polarization and analysis.
*Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research
*Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
*Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
*Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
*Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of
time, extensive work at chemical laboratories, and possible exposure to ionization radiation normally associated with
operation of neutron scattering instruments for scientific research.
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.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or
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CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required
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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.
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