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[SA_scat] Beam Line Scientist position opening. Stanford SynchrotronRadiation Laboratory, SLAC, Stanford University.

Date: March 4, 2004 6:05:18 PM EST
To: sa_scat@iucr.org
Subject: Beam Line Scientist position opening. Stanford Synchrotron 
Radiation Laboratory, SLAC, Stanford University.

BEAM LINE SCIENTIST (immediate opening)

The Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) group at Stanford Synchrotron
Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), a national user research facility, seeks
a beam line scientist in the area of biological small angle x-ray
scattering/diffraction.  The staff member will be a key player in the
daily operation of the SMB SAXS/D facility, e.g. optimizing beam line
optics and instrument configurations, setting up advanced CCD and gas
chamber x-ray detector systems including electronics and computer-based
control systems, configure sample manipulation devices, and evaluating
data quality to ensure successful research activities.  Strong emphasis
is placed on providing high-level interactive training and support for
internal and external users of the facility.  She/he will also
participate in collaborative research projects as well as instrument
engineering/developments for (mostly) non-crystallographic diffraction
studies in structural biology, in collaboration with staff scientists,
software developers and technical staff.  All activities will be
coordinated in close collaboration with a staff scientist.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent academic degree in
physical, chemical or biological sciences, or related engineering
disciplines. Combination of comparable education and several years of
demonstrated experience in related scientific or engineering fields will
be considered.  Demonstrated experience in biological x-ray/neutron
diffraction experiment is highly desirable.  Familiarity with Unix/Linux
and Windows PC systems is essential.  Hardware design and/or programming
language skills are a plus.  Basic knowledge of electronics is 
  The candidate should have good writing and excellent verbal
communication skills, the ability to interact well with a diverse group
of scientist and technical staff, and the ability to work independently
with minimal supervision.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Hiro Tsuruta, SSRL/
SLAC, Stanford University. E-mail: tsuruta @slac.stanford.edu

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