[phenixbb] Phenix - Research Scientist Position

Paul Adams pdadams at lbl.gov
Thu Jan 15 12:22:44 PST 2015

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Career-track Research Scientist
Job ID: 80447
Division: Physical Biosciences
Date Opened: 1/14/2015


Summary: A research scientist position is available to work on developing new methods for macromolecular structure determination and refinement with the PHENIX software system. To learn more about Phenix visit: http://www.phenix-online.org

Duties: This position will develop and maintain a powerful graphical user interface for the PHENIX system, and develop code within the Computational Crystallography Toolbox (cctbx). This position will include the development of new methods for crystallographic structure determination and completion in the context of the PHENIX program. This position also has a significant responsibility for the maintenance of PHENIX automated compilation tools, web-based interfaces for software downloads and coordinating releases of Phenix to the user community. The incumbent will work under the general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI; Paul Adams) for this project.  Duties will also include testing, documentation writing, and extensive interaction with users and other developers.

Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise with computational methods for protein crystallography. First-author publications in the area of macromolecular crystallography. Familiarity with software development: C++ and the Python scripting language. Advanced knowledge of Python-based or similar graphical user interface development tools. Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are critical. A Ph.D. in computational crystallography, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, or related field is strongly preferred.

Note that this is a multi-year position that is renewed annually on the basis on performance and continued funding.

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Paul Adams
Deputy Division Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Division Deputy for Biosciences, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute
Laboratory Research Manager, ENIGMA Science Focus Area

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