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[ccp4bb] Please see this Job Announcement, which I transmit on behalf of Wayne Hendrickson and Dieter Schneider

Synchrotron Beamline Scientist

The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) is a shared research organization, 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 development 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 (NSLS-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 development of macromolecular crystallography at NYX. The new scientist will be employed by NYSBC organization and stationed at its NYX beamline at NSLS-II.  The successful candidate will establish relevant research projects in collaboration with NYSBC scientists, groups at its constituent institutions, or with BNL structural biologists and other groups. These projects will exploit the unique qualities of the NYX beamline and can be coordinated with the NSLS-II life science programs.

Responsibilities will include interacting and assisting the scientific user community and visiting scientists with their data collections and structure solving.  In addition, the new scientist will advance the beamline’s technical capabilities by initiating or conceiving upgrades of its hardware and software for the benefit of the structural biology community at NYSBC and beyond.

Salary level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • B.S. or equivalent degree in biophysics, physics, chemistry or related field
  • Three years of prior experience relevant to NYX activities described above
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • The ability to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, technical staff, and users

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. degree in biophysics, chemistry, or related field
  • Three years of prior experience in data acquisition for macromolecular structure determination, including the use of synchrotron radiation
  • Strong publication record in diffraction analysis
  • Experience with X-ray optics, X-ray detectors, and/or software for crystallographic computing
  • Demonstrated success in leading scientific or technical groups or projects. 

Direct inquiries and applications, including cover letter and CV, to

Wayne Hendrickson (wah2@cumc.columbia.edu), Scientific Director, NYSBC, or to Dieter Schneider (schneider@bnl.gov), Chief Beamline Scientist for NYX

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