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Position in SAXS at EMBL-Hamburg

 Laboratoire Europeen de Biologie Moleculaire
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Europaisches Laboratorium fuer Molekularbiologie
                                                             July 2003
                            VACANCY NOTICE

Member States of EMBL (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) are advised that
applications are being sought for the following position at the
Hamburg Outstation.

The EMBL Hamburg Outstation carries out extensive research in
structural biology, largely based on the use of synchrotron radiation
at DESY. The activities include technology and methods developments in
X-ray crystallography, Small Angle X-ray Scattering and X-ray
Absorption Spectroscopy, and a wide spectrum of biological research
projects. EMBL Hamburg operates seven synchrotron beamlines that are
available to the international user community and to in-house research
activities. The unit is involved in the design of new, state-of-the-
art synchrotron radiation beamlines for life science applications at
the PETRA ring that will become operational in 2007.

                            STAFF SCIENTIST

Grade :          8
Duty Station :   Hamburg, Germany
Commencing Date :As soon as possible after closing date
Job Description :We are seeking a scientist who will play a critical
                 role in the Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
                 research activity at EMBL-Hamburg. The postholder
                 will be involved in scientific maintenance
                 (development of the beamline facilities, methods and
                 technology) and external user support on the
                 biological SAXS synchrotron radiation beamline at
                 the DORIS storage ring at DESY. The successful
                 candidate is expected to contribute to the planning
                 of a new biological SAXS beamline at the PETRA
                 storage ring (in collaboration with the local
                 instrumentation group). There will be opportunities
                 to link independent but related research activities
                 with the operation of the beamline. The post will be
                 associated with the current SAXS team of Dr. Dmitri
Qualifications   Applicants should have PhD in a relevant field,
and Experience:  sufficient record of independent research, significant 
                 scientific accomplishments and expertise in structure 
                 analysis of biological macromolecules using diffraction
                 methods. Previous experience in hardware and/or
                 software development for synchrotron radiation
                 beamlines would be advantageous. Excellent
                 communication skills and ability to supervise and
                 collaborate in international team environment will
                 be essential.
Contract:        An initial contract of 3 years' duration will be
                 offered to the successful candidate. This may be
                 renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of
                 the review.
Closing date:    1 October 2003
Further information can be obtained from Dr. Dmitri Svergun, fax: ++49
89902 149;  email:  svergun@embl-hamburg.de;  Web site:  www:
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity organisation.
Please note that EMBL does not return CVs and attached documents to
Applicants should submit a CV, including a description of current and
planned research activities, and the names and addresses of 3
referees, quoting ref. no. 03/71 to:
The Personnel Section, EMBL, Postfach 10.2209, D-69012 Heidelberg,
Fax: +49 6221 387555     email:  jobs@EMBL-Heidelberg.de

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