Postdoctoral fellow vacancy in protein crystallography at Paul Scherrer Ins

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Postdoctoral fellow vacancy in protein crystallography at Paul Scherrer Ins

Postdoctoral fellow vacancy in protein crystallography at Paul Scherrer Institute, Swiss
 
The Paul Scherrer Institute is with 1400 employees the largest research centre for the natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland and a worldwide leading user laboratory. Its research activities are concentrated on the main topics structure of matter, energy and environmental research as well as human health.
 
The Swiss Light Source (SLS) is one of the most advanced radiation sources worldwide. The SLS Macromolecular Crystallography Group operates two high performance undulator beam lines as well as a state-of-the-art bending magnet beamline for protein crystallography. The group is involved in several aspects of protein crystallography including the development of advanced beamline instrumentation and crystallographic methods, as well as structural biology projects in collaboration with the Biomolecular Research Group at PSI and external partners.
 
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow In Protein Crystallography


Your tasks
With stable light source, flexible optics, multi-axes goniometer (PRIGO), and advance pixel detector (PILATUS) at SLS PX beamlines, this postdoctoral position offers you an unique opportunity to develop smart diffraction data collection strategies for advanced phasing and challenging crystallographic projects. In order to fully exploit the potential of the experimental data, you will also work on the optimization of data processing, scaling, and structure solution within international collaborations. Furthermore, you are expected to contribute to the integration of data collection strategy, data processing, assessment, and structure solution procedures into the beamline user interface. In addition, you will conduct your own structural biology research in collaboration with PSI internal and external partners.
 
Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in biology, chemistry or physics, and have substantial experience in protein crystallography. Working knowledge for data processing programs, and various phasing and refinement software is a must. Experience in computer programming would be a significant advantage. If you are a good team player with fine communication skills and sense of responsibility, this position will offer a great opportunity for you to develop your research career in an exciting and highly multidisciplinary environment.
 
For further information please contact: Dr Meitian Wang, phone +41 56 310 41 75, meitian.wang@psi.ch

Please submit your application (including CV, list of publications, statement of research interests and addresses of at least three referees) quoting the ref. code 6112-02 by e-mail to elke.baumann@psi.ch or to Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources, ref. code 6112-02, Elke Baumann, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.