[phenixbb] Postodoctoral Position - Berkeley California

Paul Adams PDAdams at lbl.gov
Mon Jul 14 08:06:34 PDT 2008

The Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) has an opportunity  
for a Postdoc to develop hardware and software for the automated  
control of data collection instrumentation and methods for automated  
data collection and analysis. You will also provide technical and  
scientific help to users at the BCSB beamlines (http://bcsb.lbl.gov)  
at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley California and participate on  
projects involving the structure determination of biological molecules  
and biomolecular complexes as required by users and other BCSB staff  


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, you will:

- Assist in the development of hardware and software for the automated  
   of data collection instrumentation and methods for automated data  
   and analysis.
- Participate in engineering projects to advance the capabilities of the
   beamlines, including robotics systems for sample handling.
- Assist in the development of instrumentation and methodology for  
- Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of  
   experiments involving biological crystallography.
- Participate in helping users regarding data collection, processing,
   archiving, and analysis.
- Collaborate with colleagues both internal and external to the  
Berkeley Lab.
   Prepare documentation for beamline staff and users.
- Prepare scientific data for publication in refereed journals and  
   findings at seminars and conferences.
- Provide work oversight and direction to technical staff as needed  
(which will
   require occasional work off-hours and weekends).
- Assist with developing research proposals that lead to continued  
funding in
   the area of biological crystallography for the BCSB/ALS.

Key Qualifications

- A recent Ph.D. in physics, biology, bioengineering, biophysics, or  
related field.
- Experience working in the area of synchrotron science using complex
   instrumentation and computer controls.
- Experience with robotics hardware and control systems.
- Experience with the collection of experimental data for biological  
- Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and organize  
results for
   publication and presentation documented by publication record in  
   physics, biology, bioengineering, biophysics, biochemistry or  
instrumentation fields.
- Excellent written communication skills along with strong  
   analytical, and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in the use of computer programs required for biological  
- The ability to work in a team environment and effectively interact  
with a broad
   range of colleagues.
- Experience in UNIX computing is highly preferred.

This is a one year Term appointment with the possibility of renewal  
under the same terms and conditions, contingent upon continued funding  
and availability of work.

How To Apply

To apply please visit:


Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer  
committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Paul Adams
Deputy Division Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence  
Berkeley Lab
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute
Head, Berkeley Center for Structural Biology

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