Berkeley Lab'sMolecular Biophysics and Integrated BioimagingDivision has an exciting opportunity for an X-ray Footprinting Scientist. You maintain and develop the X-ray Footprinting program at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron and develop new instrumentation for the footprinting experiment. You develop grants to support operation and upgrades to the footprinting beamlines. Maintain a long term vision for beamline development. You oversee daily operations of the footprinting beamlines, including assisting users with sample preparation, sample X-ray irradiation, and post-irradiation analysis. Assist users in mass spectrometry analysis of samples. You develop collaborative footprinting projects with users from academia and industry.
Innovate new methods of conducting the X-ray Footprinting experiment.
Maintain a research program utilizing the footprinting technique applied to biological problems.
Write up research results for publication.
Write grants for supporting the footprinting program.
Maintain collaborations with users from academia and industry.
Assist users at the footprinting beamlines in sample preparation, irradiation, and analysis.
Assist in the processing of samples in a mass spectrometry instrument.
Organize outreach (talks, seminars, workshops) to build up the footprinting program at the ALS.
At least three years' experience working at synchrotron X-ray beamlines.
At least three years' experience analyzing mass spectrometry data.
At least three years' experience in collecting footprinting data, such as X-ray footprinting or hydrogen-deuterium exchange.
Substantial experience in protein purification.
Excellent publication record.
Demonstrated development of an independent research program and success at obtaining fund
Extensive knowledge of protein dynamics and structure. Skills in wet-lab chemistry, such as buffer preparation and protease digestion.
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, good mobility (able to enter X-ray hutches and navigate between and under bulky equipment), balancing on ladders, good vision (able to work with small tubing and fittings.)
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, or related Biosciences field or equivalent experience with excellent academic record.
Good experience in operating mass spectrometer instruments.
Good experience in microfluidics.
Good experience in grant writing.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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