[Neutron] ORNL: Postdoctoral Research Associate In 3-D Imaging Protein Structures / NB50574008

Davidson, Lauren D. davidsonld at ornl.gov
Fri Jun 10 22:50:35 CEST 2016

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Postdoctoral Research Associate In 3-D Imaging Protein Structures / NB50574008

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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 for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. 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

We seek an outstanding candidate for a postdoc position to develop new algorithms and software for the analysis of 3-D
imaging data and improved methods for protein structure determination using poorly ordered or diffracting biological samples,
through X-ray and neutron imaging techniques. The candidate is expected to have a strong programming background and
experience in method development for X-ray or neutron diffraction/scattering analysis, or in 3-D image reconstruction
techniques. Demonstrated experience in use and application of scattering and/or imaging techniques for biological structure
determination would be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team
investigating the structure and function of biological complexes, and will work within the Instrument Development Team in the
Instrument and Source Division.

Major Duties/Responsibilities
* Develop improved methods for X-ray and neutron imaging of biological samples
* Develop improved algorithms and software for 3-D imaging analysis.
* Demonstrate the use and application of these techniques for protein structure determination.
* Analyze and present results at conferences, workshops and in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals.

Qualifications Required
A Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, bioinformatics, structural biology, or other related science or engineering fields is required.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience in algorithm and/or code development for X-ray or neutron
diffraction/scattering analysis, or for 3-D reconstruction techniques, preferably for biological structure determination. 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 multi-disciplinary team. Applicants must have
received their Ph.D. within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their

Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared before
employment can begin.

Qualifications Desired
Preference will be given to candidates with experience related to high-resolution imaging, scattering or crystallographic
analysis of protein structures. Demonstrated programming experience in C and Python for X-ray/neutron scattering or
imaging analysis is desirable.

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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