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[SA_scat] Postdoctoral Fellow time-resolved small-angle X-rayscattering

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Postdoctoral Fellow time-resolved small-angle X-rayscattering
  • From: "Bunk Oliver" <oliver.bunk@psi.ch>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:13:50 +0200
The Paul Scherrer Institute is a centre for multi-disciplinary research
and one of the world's leading user laboratories. With its 1300
employees it belongs as an autonomous institution to the Swiss ETH
domain and concentrates its activities on solid-state research and
materials sciences, elementary particle physics, energy and
environmental research as well as biology and medicine.

Important structural changes of proteins occur in the sub-ms to second
time scale. The goal of the project is to develop the means necessary to
characterize such structural changes and dynamics using small-angle
X-ray scattering (SAXS). The coherent X-ray scattering group runs the
highly brilliant cSAXS facility at the Swiss Light Source. The beamline
is equipped with state-of-the-art X-ray detectors and is capable of
high-throughput SAXS measurements with high spatial and/or temporal
resolution. In close collaboration with the laboratory of biomolecular
research at PSI, as well as with members of the international research
community, we aim to study structural dynamics of complex biological

For the joined project of the biology and synchrotron radiation
department we are looking for a

   Postdoctoral Fellow
   time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering

Your tasks
    * Deepen your expertise in static SAXS of protein samples in
    * Help to develop the experimental and analytical means necessary
for time-resolved SAXS experiments
    * Collaborate on scientifically relevant problems with structural
biologists who will add expertise and offer protein production
    * Throughout the duration of the project, research results shall be
presented on international conferences and published in peer-reviewed
scientific journals

Your profile

You hold a PhD in physics, biology, or a related field. You have
substantial experience in small-angle scattering, using X-rays and/or
neutrons, and are knowledgeable in the necessary computational analysis
methods. You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary group with numerous
international collaborations. Working language is English.

For further information please get in touch with: Dr Oliver Bunk, Phone
+41 (0)56 310 30 77, oliver.bunk@psi.ch

Please submit your application to: Paul Scherrer Institut, Human
Resources, ref. code 6113, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland,

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