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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral Research Associate in molecular/structural biology


Postdoctoral Research Associate: Molecular / Structural Biologist



Direct Application Link:  https://recruiting.ornl.gov/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?sap-language=EN&POST_INST_GUID=005056B439771ED6AB8C12A5EC79B451#

Also:  http://neutrons.ornl.gov/careers

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 Biology and Soft Matter Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a post-doctoral molecular biologist or structural biologist to join its Energy and the Environment 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, bio-fermentation 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

*Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements

*Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

*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 chemistry and biochemistry laboratories

Qualifications Required:

A Ph.D. degree in protein chemistry, biophysics or structural biology is required. The candidates should have a proven track record in molecular biology techniques including cloning, protein _expression_ and purification, and in biophysical characterization using NMR/EPR or X-ray techniques.  The candidate should be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills and 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.

Qualifications Desired:

Additional experience in _expression_ and production of membrane proteins, eukaryotic _expression_ systems, and cell-free protein synthesis would be a distinct advantage.


ORNL Benefits:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include relocation, 401K, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan.  Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities.


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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected

veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.