[phenixbb] Postdoc Position at LBNL

Nicholas Sauter nksauter at lbl.gov
Wed Sep 7 10:08:35 PDT 2011

Exploring New Horizons in Data Processing.

The Computational Crystallography group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (
http://cci.lbl.gov) would like to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral
scientist with a strong interest in the computational challenges at the
forefront of structural biology.  With synchrotron beamlines increasingly
controlled automatically and remotely, and with CCDs being replaced by
pixel-array detectors, software development is critical to future
experimental success.  Better algorithms are needed to realistically model
the diffraction observed on the new detectors, and the blinding data
acquisition speed will require a new focus on efficiency.  Difficult
challenges also remain for deriving structural information from
free-electron laser experiments.  Two years after first light at the LCLS,
new research on data analysis has become increasingly vital.

This position offers the opportunity to collaborate with Bay Area beamline
developers at both the ALS and SSRL, and access to unprecedented data sets
from LCLS nanocrystallography studies.  Local resources include numerous
groups developing crystallography methods, as well as expertise in
computational hardware including graphics processing units.  Software will
be developed within an open-source paradigm, and is expected to have a
worldwide influence on high-throughput structural biology.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in computational biology or a related
field, as well as strong experience in instrumentation, software, or data
analysis.  Applications consisting of a statement of research interests, CV,
list of publications, and three references should be submitted on the Web at

Nicholas K. Sauter, Ph. D.
Computer Staff Scientist/Engineer
Physical BioSciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Rd., Bldg. 64R0121
Berkeley, CA 94720-8118
(510) 486-5713
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