Scientist II

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Amar Annamalai
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Scientist II

The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research programs in basic or applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology or human genetics. Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).
The BSP is seeking a highly qualified scientist with extensive training and experience in small angle scattering and its application for biological research. The Scientist II will provide dedicated expertise in small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) to support structural biology studies of biomacromolecules, complexes and assemblies in solution. Projects will come from a number of sources including CCR Investigators and 50+ intramural and extramural research groups/laboratories from other intramural and extramural institutions. Duties will include: advising collaborators on the applicability of SAXS/WAXS to their research efforts, designing and conducting SAXS/WAXS experiments, data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation for multi-disciplinary, multi-laboratory collaborations; operating and maintaining on-site SAXS instrument; running equipment at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory; Developing new methodologies in SAXS/WAXS, such as time-resolved SAXS/WAXS to study dynamics of structures and interactions in biological processes; train users to operate the APS as well as the on-site equipment.
- Possession of a Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university appropriate to biomedical research, or eight (8) years related experience in lieu of degree.
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S . Equivalency.
- In addition to education requirements, candidates must have at least two years of competent, innovative research experience beyond doctoral training in a related field of specialty.
- Extensive knowledge in both theory and practice in various scattering experiments (SAXS/WAXS, GISAXS, ASAXS, and coherent scattering); expertise in hardware/software and operating skills at the APS and on-site scattering instruments; strong computational/programming skills and excellent training/education background in physical and quantum mechanics chemistry; experience in multi-partner collaborations and a service-oriented mindset; experience in scattering imaging and tomography.
- This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
- Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
- Strong computation skills
- Familiar with neutron scattering operation and data analysis
- Familiar with the international standard of particle size analysis
- Familiar with imaging hardware and software for clinical application in diagnostics.
Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.
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Deadline: April 01, 2014

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