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[SA_scat] Permanent Beamline Scientist Position at SynchrotronSOLEIL

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a job offer for a beamline scientist in my group at Synchrotron SOLEIL.
Deadline for application is March, 31st.

Best regards,

Javier Pérez

Javier Pérez
Group leader
Beamline SWING
Synchrotron SOLEIL
L'Orme des Merisiers
Saint-Aubin - BP 48
91192 Gif sur Yvette Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)1 69 35 96 19 (office)
        +33 (0)1 69 35 97 53 (beamline)

The SOLEIL synchrotron both laboratory research and scientific tool of very high level, has a dual mission: to
provide all of the French scientific community and international experimental facilities the best in the world
and develop scientific research.
Beamline Scientist (m/f) - CDI
The SWING beamline, using radiation from an in-vacuum U20 undulator installed in a short straight section,
is dedicated to Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) in the energy range 5-16 keV. The main addressed
scientific fields are Soft Condensed Matter and Biology. The beamline offers a large variety of dedicated
sample environments (Rheometer, Heating stage, Stopped-Flow mixer, several motorized stages), and a
high reactivity towards unusual user requests. The optics was designed to allow automated measurements
ranging from Qmin=1.5E-2 nm-1 to Qmax=10 nm-1 in a single session, a feature particularly adapted to data
collection from very large macromolecular complexes or colloids. In the field of macromolecular solution
structure determination, the innovative combination of Size-Exclusion Chromatography and SAXS ensures
sample monodispersity by automatic separation of aggregates. A new fast detector, based on hybrid pixel
technology, will be available in 2012 to follow reaction kinetics with millisecond frame rating.
1. Activities
We are seeking a scientist with a strong background in structural biology and experience in protein and/or
nucleic acid modeling. Candidates should master relevant bioinformatics tools, have skills in programming
and also display a strong interest in instrumentation and data analysis. Experience in SAXS is an asset.
You will contribute to ensure the operation of the beamline, including the activity of local contact to external
users. You will be part of a very active team of scientists with ample opportunities to conduct collaborative
research on challenging projects in structural biology.
2. Education and Experience
You should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent plus post-doctoral experience in structural biology. Having experience
both in macromolecular modeling and data collection and analysis will be a strong asset.
Complementary ability: the candidate should be fluent in English (written and spoken). Practice of French is
also desirable.
3. General conditions
This offer corresponds to a permanent position. The remuneration will be based on the SOLEIL salary
scale, and determined according to the professional background, qualifications and degrees held by the
The workplace is Saint-Aubin (Essonne).
The application must contain a cover letter and resume and will be deposited directly on the site:
http://candidature.synchrotron-soleil.fr/VotreCandidature/ with reference: EXP-021
Contact : Human Resources Department
Célicia Boudaud
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