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[ccp4bb] Job posting: Research Associate Position in Structural Biology at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Research Associate Position in Structural Biology at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The position is available immediately in the Biosciences Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is initially limited to 2 years, with a possible extension to up to 5 years.

Our research focuses on methodological developments in bioimaging and high resolution reconstructions of important membrane proteins using electron and X-ray sources. The projects will involve the development of novel tags for cryoET, apply diffractive imaging techniques to electron microscopy and single particle cryoEM of membrane proteins. We are working in close collaboration with the groups of Soichi Wakatsuki, Wah Chiu and other experts at SLAC and the Stanford School of Medicine. External collaborations include the group of Vadim Cherezov (USC) on the structural biology of membrane proteins, as well as Peter Zwart (LBL) for computational developments.

The project is funded through SLAC’s “Panofsky Fellowship” (https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2017-08-02-franklin-fuller-and-cornelius-gati-named-2017-panofsky-fellows-slac.aspx). SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University and has a unique set of large-scale facilities including:

-       Electron microscopy (3x 300 kV Titan Krios with VPP, K2/Falcon 3 detectors, GIF Quantum energy filter, and 1x 200 kV Talos Arctica)

-       Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), X-ray Free-Electron Laser

-       Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)

-       Ultrafast electron diffraction (UED)

-       High performance computing


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a solid background in structural biology and biophysics/biochemistry. Previous work with membrane proteins is a plus, but not required. A successful candidate is expected to be highly skilled and self-motivated and is willing to work in a collaborative environment. The Research Associate salary depends on qualifications and relevant experiences according to SLAC standards.


The application is managed through academicjobsonline.org:




and requires the submission of a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research statement, publication list and two reference letters.


Please contact Cornelius Gati at cgati@stanford.edu for any further questions. The deadline for the application is October 31 2017.