XFEL Biophysics Experimentalist (Arizona State University)
The Department of Physics at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in the development of new sample-delivery methods for time-resolved X-ray diffraction of biological samples using X-ray free-electron lasers. The successful applicants will become part of an interdisciplinary team at ASU working on solving important biological questions using XFELs, funded by the NSF's BioXFEL program, which supports this project at six campuses (see https://www.bioxfel.org ).
The successful candidate will work in a new well-supported laboratory under the direction of Professors Spence and Weierstall. The techniques of interest are mixing jets for both protein nanocrystals and solutions, and similar systems for snapshot solution scattering. A new two-photon 3D printer is available for this project with sub-micron spatial resolution, together with precision grinding facilities.
To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment application portal found at https://physics.asu.edu/about/employment-opportunities.
Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30, 2016; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Postdoctoral Position in Technology Development at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
The Physics Division within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work on a new NIH project related to technology development for biological imaging at XFELs (PI Matthias Frank) and help prepare and execute scientific biological imaging experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free electron Laser (SACLA), the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (EXFEL) or other applicable x-ray sources. For more details see http://careers-ext.llnl.gov/jobs/5219326-postdoctoral-research-staff-member .
Graduate student position at HWI in nanocrystallography and SAXS
The graduate research will involve the preparation of protein samples, characterization through light-scattering and X-ray techniques, and the development of a series of initial projects aimed at using X-ray lasers to study nanocrystals, concentrated solution of proteins, and eventually single particles.
A graduate student position is available as part of this program through the University of Buffalo Department of Structural Biology in Dr. Edward Snell’s laboratory at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY). An interest in biophysics is appropriate with course work involving biology, physics and chemistry preferred. Training is available in all areas including basic biochemistry and laboratory skills. Computational experience is a plus. Data collection may require extensive travel. Good communication and presentation skills are also required along with the ability to work with diverse international teams. This is a unique opportunity to join a new research area as it grows. Currently, X-ray lasers are only operational in the USA and Japan but many more are being built. The BioXFEL project represents many of the leading laboratories in the field and will provide the ability to develop a cross-disciplinary set of expertise.