Biochemist Postdoc Fellow - 91884
Organization: MB-Molecular Biophys & Integ Bio
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Biosciences Division has an opening for a Biochemist Postdoc Fellow to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will develop and apply biophysical and biochemical techniques to address questions relevant to understanding structural cell biology for multi-component biological macromolecules. You will aid in the characterization of biological processes.
You will be part of a team that designs, develops and applies synchrotron methods to characterize macromolecules and the assemblies they form. Primary tools will include small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). However accessible and ancillary techniques include X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray tomography. We seek to develop and improve overlaps with all techniques either in joint application or through software development. You will develop and maintain software for SAXS analysis or the collection of SAXS data. You will work at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron and be required to develop interdisciplinary skills to communicate with other beamline staff, engineers and physicists responsible for beamline application and development.
What You Will Do:
• Participate with other members of the SIBYLS team in design and implementation of instrumentation and methodology that will maximize efficient and productive data analysis from both SAXS and crystallography. This will include improving automation. Duties as part of the team will include beamline maintenance and user support.
• Publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences.
• Participate in the development of grant proposals for new research directions and preparation of competing renewals of current research grants.
• Maintain an accurate and detailed online laboratory notebook of all experiments performed and provide sufficient details to ensure methods and results can be duplicated by others.
• Collaborate with program projects that utilize the beamline for research and develop new collaborations as appropriate to further the scientific goals of the SIBYLS programs.
• Cooperate with other members of the SIBYLS beamline and the Advanced Light Source division.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
• Participate in professional scientific activities, e.g., reviews of papers, research proposals, etc.
• Support and contribute to the development of research project ideas and proposals.
• Participate in relevant professional societies with relevance to the program and group activities.