[Neutron] ORNL / Neutron Sciences Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist / NB50675244

Johnson, Nicia R. johnsonnr at ornl.gov
Wed Jun 27 15:51:08 CEST 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Biologist / Structural Biologist / NB50675244

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The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor
(HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's
most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering
research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical
sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron
Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.

The Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a post-doctoral molecular
biologist or structural biologist to join its Large Scale Structures group. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary
research team investigating the structure and function of biological complexes that are involved in, for example, cellulose
synthesis, biomass deconstruction and cell-signaling. These projects involve multi-task efforts in molecular biology, protein
crystallography, small-angle scattering and computational modeling. The position represents an excellent opportunity for
researchers to develop their careers and interact with leading scientists from around the world. As an ORNL postdoctoral
fellow you will have access to leading small angle scattering and neutron diffraction facilities, biofermentation laboratories,
and biophysical characterization laboratories, in addition to in-house small angle X-ray scattering and X-ray diffraction
instrumentation. The position represents an excellent opportunity for researchers to develop their careers and interact with
leading scientists from around the world.

Major Duties/Responsibilities
* Responsible for protein production, protein labeling, purification, development of novel labeling strategies
* Assist in protein crystallography and small-angle scattering studies.
* Publish scientific papers on this collaborative research
* Present scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
* Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
* You will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest
scientific, professional, and ethical standards in a manner that fosters mutual respect and enhances the reputation of the
individual researcher, his/her colleagues, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in its mission to address the Department of
Energy's and the nation's scientific and technical challenges.
* Physical requirements for this job include the use of hand and eye protection gear, kneeling, sitting for extended periods of
time, and extensive work at chemical laboratories

Qualifications Required

Basic Qualifications:
* Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biophysics or structural biology
* Proven track record in molecular biology techniques including cloning, protein expression and purification, and in
biophysical characterization using NMR/EPR or X-ray techniques
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills

Preferred Qualifications:
* Prior experience with membrane protein expression and purification
* Experience in expression and production of membrane proteins, eukaryotic expression systems, and cell-free protein
synthesis would be a distinct advantage
* Self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels within a multi-disciplinary team

Applicants must have received their PhD within five years of this application and must complete all degree requirements
before starting their appointment.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screen which must be administered and cleared before
employment can begin.
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