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[ccp4bb] Research Associate in ultrafast X-ray crystallography using X-ray Free Electron Lasers at Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Department of Life Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Postdoctoral Research Associate in ultrafast X-ray crystallography using X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Salary scale: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum
(Maximum starting salary £36,070 per annum)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position available in the group of Dr Jasper van Thor at Imperial College London. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research group working on femtosecond structural dynamics of proteins using XFEL crystallography as well as ultrafast spectroscopy using a state-of-the-art ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory at the South Kensington Campus.

The research involves executing femtosecond time resolved pump-probe X-ray protein crystallography studies at X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). The main duties include time resolved protein crystallography with an emphasis on data processing and analysis using the technique of Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SFX).  You will also supervise Research Technicians in their duties to create and prepare micro-crystals of light sensitive proteins suitable for Serial Femtosecond Crystallography. Advanced skills and experience with scientific computing, preferably python, matlab, labview, C++ are expected. Previous experience using X-ray Free Electron Lasers and associated data processing tools (Cheetah, CrystFEL) would be an advantage. The post holder will also be required to travel to USA, Germany, Switzerland, Korea and Japan for XFEL experiments

This is a full time position available for up to 48 months.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NS 2017 023 LP number including spaces – into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jasper van Thor j.vanthor@imperial.ac.uk. Should you have any queries about the application process please contact by email at dols.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk and refer the job reference number.

Closing Date: 1 May 2017 (Midnight GMT)