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Associate Staff Scientist in biological x-ray scattering at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

The Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) group at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), Stanford University, a national user research facility and a Directorate of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, seeks a Ph.D. scientist with a strong experimental background in physicochemical studies of biological macromolecules.

The scientist is expected to engage in methodological and technological developments in structural biology using small angle x-ray scattering techniques and collaborative research projects that take advantage of the developments. The scientist is furthermore required to participate in the daily operation and user support of an insertion-device small angle x-ray scattering facility dedicated to structural studies on mostly non-crystalline biological systems.

The scientist will be appointed as a Stanford University Academic Staff - Research Associate with working title of Associate Staff Scientist for initially 3 years, and with full employee benefits. The appointment is renewable, subject to performance and grant funding status.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent academic degree in biophysics, physical biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, structural biology or a closely related scientific discipline, working on biological macromolecules and/or assemblies. Demonstrated experimental skills in protein or nucleic acid physical chemistry and x-ray scattering/diffraction techniques are required. Considerable experience in instrument development is desirable. Postdoctoral research or comparable training is preferred. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of scientists, technical staff as well as external users. She/he should be a highly motivated individual and is expected to play a key role in methodology/instrumentation developments and collaborative research under supervision of a senior scientist.

Stanford University is committed to equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment. For additional information on our activities, please visit http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/~saxs/ or contact Dr. Hiro Tsuruta at tsuruta@slac.stanford.edu.. Please send CV and names of three references to: Frances Liu SSRL, MS69, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025. fliu@ssrl.slac.stanford.edu

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