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[ccp4bb] Postdoctoral Position @ NE-CAT

Postdoctoral position in macromolecular crystallographic computing at NE-CAT, Cornell University

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the development, dissemination and support of RAPD, a software package developed at NE-CAT for real time analysis of macromolecular crystallographic (MX) data.  The initial appointment is for two years with possibility of extension.  The starting salary will be $70,000. The primary responsibilities will be to participate in the development of RAPD and to support the dissemination of RAPD to new sites including other MX beamlines and home laboratories.  NE-CAT has developed RAPD, which provides indexing, strategy calculation, integration, data analysis, data set merging, and structure solution.  We are currently in the process of extending the software and making it available to the MX community.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry or related field, with prior experience in the use of MX software for the analysis of synchrotron data.  The applicant should have a strong interest in computer programming, and a working knowledge of programming languages such as Python, C, and _javascript_. Applicants must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.  Applicants should submit a CV and arrange for three letters of reference of to be provided to Dr. Frank Murphy, fmurphy@anl.gov.  Additional information about NE-CAT can be found at http://necat.chem.cornell.edu/.