[phenixbb] Postdoc Crystallographer Position - Berkeley

Paul Adams PDAdams at lbl.gov
Fri Jan 9 17:30:49 PST 2009

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job ID: 22539
Division: Physical Biosciences
Date Opened: 1/5/2009

Summary: A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study
structure and function of macromolecular complexes and enzymes using
X-ray crystallographic methods. This position is joint between the
Center for Protein Folding Machinery (www.proteinfoldingcenter.org)
and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (www.jbei.org). Robotic hardware for
performing crystallization trials and imaging results are
available. Crystals will be characterized and data collected using the
beamline resources of the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology at
the Advanced Light Source.

The biological systems to be studied are:

- Type-II chaperonins responsible for the refolding of unfolded proteins
    in archeal and mammalian cells.
- Glycosyl transferases responsible for the synthesis of hemicellulose
    in plants.
- Novel glycosyl hydrolases that are able to breakdown cellulosic  
    for biofuels production.

Duties: Using robotic hardware to perform screens for crystallization
conditions. Optimization of crystallization conditions. Biophysical
characterization of protein samples using standard techniques, such as
dynamic light scattering. Characterization of crystals using the
Berkeley Center for Structural Biology beamlines at the Advanced Light
Source. Collection and analysis of diffraction data, model building
and structure refinement. Extensive email and verbal interaction with
other researchers.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in a scientific discipline,
preferably structural biology, biology, or chemistry. Demonstrated
experience of scientific research using crystallographic
methods. Experience with crystallization methods. Solid interpersonal
skills and the ability to work in a team environment are
critical. Ability to communicate with a broad range of researchers.

Note that this is a one-year appointment with renewal based on
performance and continued funding.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a world leader in science and
engineering research, with 11 Nobel Prize recipients over the past 75
years, and 59 present members of the National Academy of Sciences.
LBNL conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific
disciplines and hosts four national user facilities. AA/EEO employer
committed to the development of a safe and diverse workforce. Learn more
at http://www.lbl.gov.

To apply visit http://cjo.lbl.gov/ and search for the job number 22539
or visit:


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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