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[SA_scat] Advertisement for Postdoctoral Research Associate position

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Advertisement for Postdoctoral Research Associate position
  • From: "Urban, Volker S." <urbanvs@ornl.gov>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:23:12 -0400
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
for the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center
Chemical Sciences Division
Center for Structural Molecular Biology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Project Description:
The Center for Structural Molecular Biology (CSMB) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) (http://www.ornl.gov) operates the Biological Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (Bio-SANS) beam line and user research program at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). The CSMB conducts biological research on the structure, function and dynamics of macromolecular systems and assemblies, with particular focus and strengths in using small angle scattering, single crystal and membrane diffraction.
CSMB has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow within the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). PARC explores basic science research aimed at understanding the principles of the harvesting of light and funneling of energy as applied to natural photosynthetic, biohybrid and bio-inspired antenna systems, which gather light and carry it to an organism's reaction center, where the chemistry that creates energy takes place. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team of chemists and bio-physicists at the Bio-SANS facility to support and develop neutron scattering analysis of biological macromolecules. Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their own independent and collaborative research. The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral scientist to develop his/her expertise, broaden his/her experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

A Ph.D. completed within the last 5 years in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or structural biology is required.  Previous experience in either neutron or X-ray scattering is required. Candidates with experience in applying small-angle scattering methods to biological macromolecular complexes are highly encouraged to apply.  The candidate should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels and to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply online at https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl_pdpm/application.htm. When corresponding to ORNL regarding this position, please reference the position title and number.
This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

Technical Questions:
Dr. Volker Urban, Center for Structural Molecular Biology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6194, and urbanvs@ornl.gov.

Volker Urban
Center for Structural Molecular Biology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008; MS-6142
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone:  865-576-2578
Fax:  865-574-8363

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