Berkeley Lab's Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Computational Biologist Postdoc Fellow. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct computational research in the area of diffuse X-ray scattering, and X-ray and electron tomography. The overall objectives of the project include the development and expansion of the underlying theory of diffuse-scattering to study conformational dynamics and disorder in small- and macro-molecular systems, and application of the principles of electron diffraction and diffractive imaging to extract conformational heterogeneity from electron diffraction and imaging data. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of (bio)physicists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists.
What You Will Do:
Develop theory and algorithms to study conformational dynamics and disorder from diffuse-scattering in macromolecular systems
Develop theory and algorithms to extract conformational heterogeneity in nanocrystals from electron diffraction and imaging data
Implement and benchmark numerical techniques to analyze diffuse scattering and imaging data
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Keep accurate and detailed notes
Summarize results in reports and papers submitted for publication
Present results at scientific meetings
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or a related field
Extensive experience with algorithm development and numerical methods in crystallography and imaging
Having a sound knowledge of the theory of x-ray and electron scattering, diffractive imaging, and phase retrieval
Programming experience in Python/C++
Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment and strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences and publish results
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists and Software Engineers
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Basic skills and understanding of linear algebra and optimization techniques
Basic experience in parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, and CUDA
Familiarity with software versioning systems, such as svn, bitbucket or GitHub
Experience in crystallographic data analysis (synchrotron and/or XFEL data)
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 2-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay..
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
Work will be primarily performed atLawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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