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[SA_scat] Beamline Scientist in Biological SAXS at EMBL-Hamburg

Job Opportunity at the EMBL-Hamburg Unit

Beamline Scientist in Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering

Location: 		Hamburg, Germany
Staff Category: 	Staff Member
Contract Duration: 	3 years
Grading: 		8
Closing Date: 		4 March 2012
Reference number: 	HH_00022

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest
ranked scientific 
research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located
in Heidelberg 
(Germany) and the outstations are in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany),
Hinxton (UK) 
and Monterotondo (Italy).
Applications are invited for a Staff Scientist position at the Structural
Biology Unit 
of the EMBL in Hamburg, Germany. The position is within the biological SAXS
group, which 
runs a high brilliance user-oriented synchrotron radiation P12 beamline on
the storage ring 
PETRA III. This beamline is part of the integrated facility EMBL@PETRA3.The
candidate will play a major role in scientific maintenance (development of
the beamline 
facilities, methods and technology), external user support and collaborative
at the beamline. The post is expected to be involved in novel biological
SAXS developments 
in collaboration with the other groups of the EMBL at PETRA III. There will
opportunities to link related research activities with the operation of the

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, proven record of
independent research, 
significant scientific accomplishments and expertise in structure analysis
of biological 
macromolecules using small-angle X-ray scattering. Previous experience in
and/or software development for synchrotron radiation beamlines is required.

Experience in work at a large-scale user-oriented facility, excellent
skills and ability to supervise and collaborate in international 
team environment will be essential.

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

For further information please contact  D. Svergun (Svergun@embl-hamburg.de)

Additional Information

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive
conditions and 
benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, 
depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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