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[ccp4bb] Post-doc Position in time-resolved BioSAXS at the Max IV Laboratory


On behalf of my colleague Tómas Plivilic I would like to draw attention to a postdoctoral position within time_resolved BioSAXS opening at MAX IV in Lund, Sweden.. 

The CoSAXS beamline is a state-of-the-art multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument at MAX IV which is currently under construction (https://www.maxiv.lu.se/accelerators-beamlines/beamlines/cosaxs/). It will offer high brilliance, monochromatic and tunable X-rays, with outstanding performance in low beam divergence, high X-ray flux, and variable beam sizes in the full range of the sample-detector distances provided by the beamline (up to 18 m).

The beamline will be equipped with state of the art SAXS/WAXS detectors. Several techniques will be available through modular operation: time resolved SAXS, SAXS/WAXS, protein solution SAXS (BioSAXS), micro-focusing SAXS and XPCS. It is due to commence full user operation in 2019.

We are offering a postdoctoral position to develop the capabilities of the beamline to perform time resolved BioSAXS measurements at seconds to milliseconds time scales. The postdoc should be prepared to integrate a flowing sample environment with rapid data collection strategies whilst, for example, inducing temperature jumps by either laser or terahertz radiation heating. Specific data interpretation strategies should be introduced.

The candidate will also be able to develop their own research projects exploring further possibilities for time resolved SAXS in a broader range of applications. Support will be provided including development beamtime and the possibility to apply for beamtime in other large scale facilities. The technical developments will be made available to the CoSAXS user community of MAX IV Laboratory. This position is funded through a Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster funded project “Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biology studied by time-resolved small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering” (http://ttsas.eu).

Best regards

Marjolein Thunnissen

Dr. Marjolein Thunnissen
Head User Office

MAX IV Laboratory
Lund University
P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: 
Fotongatan 2, 225 94 Lund
Telephone:    +46 46 2224668
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