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Date Posted
Job Title Institution Name
Location
3/14/14
Visiting Research Scholar Program, Young Scientists Sichuan University
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2/18/14
Research Director
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
10/25/13
Scientific Officer
National University of Singapore
Singapore
8/19/13 R&D Manager
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, USA
8/19/13
Complex Materials Scattering Beamline Scientist
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY, USA
8/19/13
Tender Spectroscopy (TES) Beamline Scientist
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY, USA
8/19/13
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) University of Oklahoma Norman, OK USA
8/19/13 Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK USA
8/5/13 Staff Scientist
University of Buffalo SUNY
Buffalo, NY, USA
5/7/13
Project Scientist - Chemical Crystallography
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Berkeley, CA, USA
4/1/13
Research Support Specialist
Yale University
New Haven, CT USA
3/25/13 X-ray Instrumentation Manager
Queen's University
Kingston, ONT,Canada

 

  

Industry & Commercial Positions

Date Posted
Job Title Company Name
Location
2/12/14
Senior Scientist, X-ray Crystallography
Forma Therapeutics, Inc.
Watertown, MA, USA
2/12/14
Senior Scientist, Biophysics Forma Therapeutics, Inc.
Watertown, MA, USA
12/15/13
Group Leader - Crystallography Dart NeuroSciences San Diego,CA, USA
10/31/13
Research Scientist, Structural Biology Broad Inst. of MIT & Harvard
Cambridge, MA 02142
10/31/13
Research Investigator/Sr. Research Investigator
Syngene Int'l Ltd (BBRC)
Bangalore, India
10/2/13
Scientist MX
Australian Synchrotron Clayton, VIC, Australia
7/3/13
Senior Research Engineer
Saint Gobain
Northboro, MA, USA
4/4/13 Senior Scientist I
AbbVie
North Chicago, IL USA
3/12/13 US East Coast Mosquito Crystallization Robot Sales Rep
TTPLabTech
Cambridge, MA, USA

 

 

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Faculty & Staff Positions

 

Visiting Research Scholar Program for Young Scientists

 

Description:   Until Sep. 5, 2014, Visiting Research Scholar Program is available immediately at the Sichuan University State key laboratory of Biotherapy (SKLB). The position is seeking enthusiastic and outstanding young foreign researchers in structural biology or a closely related discipline in last five years. Each year SKLB for the study of Structural Biology makes several appointments of visiting research scholars to support young foreign scientists working here. This Visiting Research Scholar Program is funded by the Annual Natural Science Foundation projects in China. See: http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab87/info39844.htm.

 

Each of our visiting research scholars gives a lecture during the academic year. These lectures are published on the SKLB page.

 

Availability and Required Qualifications:

1. Applicants should have a Ph. D. in structural biology, or a closely related discipline in last five years. The ideal candidate will have research works with postdoc or research assistant experience in US.

 

2. Successful candidates will be required full-time work in China during the period of scholarship, and can reserve the current personnel relationship unchanged. Mandarin language is not necessary for each candidates.

 

Location and Facilities:

State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, the Ministry of Education Laboratory, is the first class technology innovation platform of "985 Project" and the Interdisciplinary Research Center of Sichuan University. Laboratory has an area of 100 acres, planning to build an area 70,000 square meters and 37,000 square meters has been built. There exists more than ten laboratories and research centers including Structural Biology Lab, Cancer Biotherapy Lab, Molecular Genetics Lab, Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Lab, Molecular Pathology Lab, Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Peptides, Infectious Disease Lab, Laboratory of Neurobiology, Cardiovascular Disease Laboratory, The Signal Conducting lab, national Center for Drug safety Evaluation Center (GLP Center) and the National base clinical trials (GCP). The current Director of the laboratory is academician Yuquan Wei and the director of Academic Committee is Professor Sizhong Zhang. The center is seeking to cooperate with enthusiastic and outstanding young foreign researchers. This Visiting Research Scholar Program is funded by the Annual Natural Science Foundation projects in China.

 

Institution:     Sichuan University State Key Laboratory of Biotheraphy (SKLB)

Location:        Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Start Date:      Immediately

Contact:          Dan Su

                         sudan@scu.edu.cn

 

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Research Director

 

Description:   Directs and leads day-to-day technical operations of the X-ray diffraction/X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XRD/XPS) facilities for the University of Chicago. Ensures compliance with the University standards for integrated safety management, ESH/QA, and general University operations. Teaches students and researchers to safely operate instruments and become self-sufficient in instrument operation, structure solution, and data analysis. Maintains X-ray instruments and computers for accurate operation and solves X-ray structures for occasional users. Manages billing and other administrative duties such as web-based scheduling and keeping records of equipment use, condition, and maintenance. 

 

Unit Education

A Ph.D. and 3-5 years of relevant industrial or academic experience is required. 

 

Unit Experience

Considerable knowledge and experience with small molecule X-ray crystallography and X-ray diffraction techniques is required.

Considerable knowledge of ESH/QA policies and procedures is required.

Considerable knowledge of operational and maintenance requirements of an experimental/scientific facility, as well as highly specialized systems relative to electrical, mechanical, electronic, cryogenic, and vacuum work and processes encountered in the XRD/XPS facilities is required.

Willingness to learn and master the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and to learn vacuum technology is required.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with research scientists and students, to work in a team, and to interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues is essential. 

 

Unit Job Function Competencies

Strategic leadership skills required.

Supervisory skills required.

Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required.

Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.

Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment required.

Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.

Analytical skills required.

Problem-solving skills required.

Attention to detail required.

Organizational skills required.

Verbal and written communication skills required.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  

 

Institution:     University of Chicago

Location:        Chicago, IL, USA

Start Date:      May 1, 2014

Contact:          Laura Baker

                         lbaker@uchicago.edu

 

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Scientific Officer

 

Description:   X-ray Service Crystallographer. The Chemical, Molecular and Materials Analysis Centre (CMMAC), Department of Chemistry invites applications for the full-time position of a X-Ray Service Crystallographer equivalent to a Scientific Officer position at the National University of Singapore (NUS). This is a non-tenured track but permanent position after 2 years of probation.

NUS is a comprehensive university that has been consistently ranked highly among the international universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement (London) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

The appointee will coordinate and oversee activities at the X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory and the responsibilities include

·       maintenance of all the X-ray instruments

·       single crystal data collection, structure solution and refinement, graphical presentation of the structure, preparation of CIF files for publication, file submission to the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center

·       archival of structure data

·       advice the researchers on crystal growing, disorders,  twinning

·       troubleshooting when problems arise

·       train students and researchers

·       help in practical and hands-on classes of X-ray crystallographic courses

 

Qualifications:

·       At least three or more years of hands-on experience in single crystal X-Ray crystallography including data collection and refinement;

·       Experience in SHELX software, excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal skills;  

·       The candidate must have demonstrated specialized training in maintenance and day-to-day operations of the single crystal X-ray diffractometers.

·       Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·       PhD or equivalent experience in Chemistry of other Physical Science

·       Experience in powder diffraction will be added qualification

 

To Apply: Send your full Curriculum Vitae, to Ms June Chan at junechan@nus.edu.sg by 15 December 2013.

 

Institution:      National University of Singapore

Location:         Singapore

Contact:          June Chan

                         junechan@nus.edu.sg

 

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R&D Manager 3

 

Description:  Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a Deputy Center Leader for the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center. The Lujan Center is a national user facility for neutron scattering supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of the Department of Energy's Office of Science. The Lujan Center is also directly used for research supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) national security mission. The selected candidate will support the center leader in leading and management of an organization of about 50 researchers and staff to execute a portfolio of close to $15M per year, principally from BES but also from NNSA, Laboratory Directed Research and Development, and other sponsors. The Deputy Center Leader is a member of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) Management Team and will work with the LANSCE Facility Director and other research leaders at LANSCE in setting scientific and budgetary priorities.

 

The successful candidate will be a visible and effective champion for neutron scattering science in the U.S., partnering closely with Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor leadership at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NIST Center for Neutron Research, as well as with BES's photon sources and nanoscience research centers, to advance and grow the U.S. neutron scattering science community.  He or she will promote collaborations with other LANL User Facilities, such as the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). Beyond technical leadership and management, the Deputy Center Leader will be expected to manage, lead and develop people, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, and support diversity and affirmative action. In addition, he or she will be expected to promote safe and secure facility operations, and the fiscal management of all Lujan Center functions.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A significant record of technical leadership in neutron scattering science or a closely affiliated field such as synchrotron science.
  • Demonstrated visibility as a spokesperson for neutron science in the technical community
  • Familiarity/experience with the role of national user facilities and visibility with BES
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster collaborations and grow the user community.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting and fostering talent as well as supervising, managing and leading a diverse workforce.
  • Proven success in developing and implementing strategies to foster science and build technical capability, develop research programs, and improve technical infrastructure and facilities.
  • Ability to effectively champion and advocate for the Lujan Center within the Laboratory.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Lujan Center technical and research portfolio.
  • Knowledge of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) program drivers, and needed capabilities, specifically as can be addressed by the Lujan Center
  • A successful record of managing a complex facility with respect to safety, security, and overall conduct of operations.
  • Understanding of how the Lujan Center broadly supports LANL's national security science mission areas including Nuclear Weapons, Energy, and Global Security Programs.
  • Knowledge of LANL program offices.
  • Knowledge of LANL operations and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ability to obtain a "Q" clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship

                       

No Clearance:  Position does not require a security clearance. 

 

Pre-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

 

Management position: This position requires either previous management experience or an endorsement through the Laboratory's New Manager On-Ramp program.

 

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to a regular status only with approval of the cognizant Principal Associate Director.

 

Please submit all application material by September 2nd, 2013.   

 

Please apply for this position online at: http://bit.ly/IRC18912 or visit http://careers.lanl.gov and reference vacancy IRC18912. EOE.

 

Institution:      Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Location:         Los Alamos, NM, USA

Contact:           http://bit.ly/IRC18912 or visit http://careers.lanl.gov

 

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Complex Materials Scattering (CMS) Beamline Scientist

 

Description:  The Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced scientist to lead the development of the Complex Materials Scattering (CMS) beamline at National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which is a new 3rd-generation synchrotron facility being constructed on Long Island, New York, with extremely high brightness and exceptional beam stability over a wide spectral range.

CMS will be a high-throughput simultaneous small and wide angle x-ray scattering beamline with a three-pole wiggler source. As a scientific staff member reporting to the Associate Division Director in the Photon Division, the selected candidate will lead a group of scientific and engineering staff to design, construct, commission, and operate an NSLS-II beamline that effectively integrates components transferred from the existing NSLS-I synchrotron. The candidate will also develop an independent science program, and scientific collaborations, which intersect with the CMS capabilities. Responsibilities include interacting with the scientific user community to define the mission and technical scope of the beamline, carrying out independent research utilizing the beamline techniques, and providing users with the support and capabilities needed to complete high-impact projects.

The CMS beamline was proposed to enable the rational design of application-specific mesoscale assemblies, incorporating nanoscale subunits and functional macromolecules, which were often arrived at through non-equilibrium assembly pathways.

Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in experimental physics or related field
  • At least ten years of working experience associated with activities at x-ray or neutron scattering beamlines
  • Experience in the collection and analysis of small or wide angle scattering data and an established research program in soft matter or biophysics
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Able to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists, technical staff
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.


Qualifications Preferred:


  • Prior experience with the GISAXS geometry and methodology, advanced data analysis software development, robotics and automation, construction or operation of a synchrotron beamline as well as in project planning, execution, and reporting.


Please visit http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/ and apply to Job ID# 16472.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.


BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

 

Institution:      Brookhaven National Laboratory

Location:         Upton, NY, USA

Starting Date:  Open

Contact:           Peter Esposito

                          peterespo@bnl.gov

 

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Tender Spectroscopy (TES) Beamline Scientist (two year term)

Description:  The Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced scientist to develop a tender (1- 5 keV) x-ray spectroscopy beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), which is a new 3rd_generation synchrotron facility being constructed on Long Island, New York, with extremely high brightness and exceptional beam stability over a wide spectral range. As a scientific staff member the selected candidate lead the effort to develop a state-of-the-art, tender x-ray spectroscopyIspectromicroscopy beamline and its associated scientific programs at NSLS-II. Responsibilities include interacting with the scientific user community to define the mission and technical scope of the beamline, and leading beamline design, work planning and execution, and cost and schedule performance reporting.

 

Qualifications Required:

·      Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or a related field

·      A minimum of at least five years of working experience associated with activities at a synchrotron beamline

·      Experience in synchrotron based research and user support in the area of tender (1- 5 keV) x-ray spectroscopy

·      Excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to interact effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, technical staff, and users.

 

Qualifications Preferred:

·      Prior experience in the design and/or construction of a synchrotron x-ray beamline and/or in x-ray optics and instrumentation

·      Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the tender x-ray regime (1- 5 keV) and experience with microfocusing optics.

 

Please visit http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/ and apply to Job ID# 16486.

 

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as the amount of relevant experience.

 

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
    Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
    401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.

BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

Institution:      Brookhaven National Laboratory

Location:         Upton, NY, USA

Starting Date:  Open

Contact:           Peter Esposito

                          peterespo@bnl.gov

 

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Assistant Professor - Structural Biology/Natural Products (tenure-track)

 

Description:   The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the earliest possible start date of January 1, 2014. We are especially interested in applicants with biochemistry expertise who use macromolecular X-ray crystallography to investigate drug interactions with biologically relevant targets. The successful candidate will become an active member in the Oklahoma Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Structural Biology (http://structuralbiology.ou.edu) and the Institute for Natural Products Applications and Research Technologies (INPART). Both units are located in the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus. The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive and externally funded research program that involves collaborations among the Structural Biology and INPART teams, as well as contribute to the department's graduate and undergraduate teaching missions; normal teaching expectation is one major course per semester. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field (postdoctoral experience preferred) by the appointment start date. Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file to biochemsrch@ou.edu containing the following: a cover letter describing their interest in this position, a curriculum vita, a description of research accomplishments and future research plans (6 page limit), and a statement of teaching experience and interests. Candidates should also request three letters of recommendation and have them sent directly to biochemsrch@ou.edu. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible, application review will begin on September 1, 2013. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo

 

Institution:      University of Oklahoma

Location:         Norman, OK, USA

Starting Date:  January 1, 2014

Contact:           Ann West

                          awest@ou.edu


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Assistant Professor - Structural Biology (tenure-track)

 

Description:  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with the earliest possible start date of January 1, 2014. We are interested in outstanding candidates who incorporate X-ray crystallographic approaches in an overall structural biology-oriented research program that focuses on structure-function relationships of biomedically important macromolecules. Applicants who use other structural biology tools to complement the X-ray methodology are welcome to apply. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member in the NIH-funded Oklahoma Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Structural Biology (http://structuralbiology.ou.edu), which is located in the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus. The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive and externally funded research program, engage in collaborative activities among COBRE participants, and contribute to the department's graduate and undergraduate teaching missions. The normal teaching expectation is one major course per semester. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field (postdoctoral experience preferred) by the appointment start date. Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file to xraychemsrch@ou.edu containing the following: a cover letter describing their interest in this position, a curriculum vita, a description of research accomplishments and future research plans (6 page limit), and a statement of teaching experience and interests. Candidates should also request three letters of recommendation and have them sent directly to xraychemsrch@ou.edu. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible, application review will begin September 1, 2013. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo

 

Institution:      University of Oklahoma

Location:         Norman, OK, USA

Starting Date:  January 1, 2014

Contact:           Ann West

                          awest@ou.edu


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Staff Scientist

 

Description:   This is a support position for a new NSF Science Technology Center (BioXFEL) devoted to the development free-electron x-ray lasers in biology.  Center projects range from algorithm development to specimen delivery systems to a variety of diffraction projects utilizing the XFEL beam.  There will be time for research collaborations in addition to support duties.  The ideal candidate will have a PhD in structural biology, x-ray physics or another discipline related to the mission of BioXFEL, and will have sophisticated computer skills.

 

Major Responsibilities: 

1)    Archive sample datasets and make them available

2)    Set up and maintain a software distribution system for Bio-XFEL-related packages and support their usage

3)    Provide training via web or short courses for software in (2)

4)    Build a confidential database of details of BioXFEL beam time applications

5)    Collaborate with UB IT to distribute and maintain tracking software

6)    Help develop and distribute XFEL short courses from BioXFEL investigators

7)    With assistance from UB IT, take responsibility for generating the annual report required by the NSF

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Eaton E. Lattman, PhD

Chief Executive Office

Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute

700 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York  14203

716.898.8600 phone

lattman@hwi.buffalo.edu

 

Institution:      University of Buffalo, SUNY

Location:         Buffalo, NY, USA

Starting Date:  Not Specified

Contact:           Eaton E. Lattman

                          lattman@hwi.buffalo.edu


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Project Scientist - Chemical Crystallography

 

Description:   The Experimental Systems Group (ESG) at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, offers an immediate opportunity for a synchrotron radiation experimental scientist
to work in the area of Chemical Crystallography on Beamline 11.3.1.


The position will involve supporting a program in the application of Chemical Crystallography. The
ALS has a world-class small molecule diffraction beamline with a large international user base. This
position allows ample opportunities to develop a personal research program.


Along with traditional chemical crystallography, the beamline performs experiments in the following
and has potential for the development of other experiments:
-photo-crystallography
-high pressure
-environmental gas cell
-anomalous dispersion


Qualifications:
• Extensive experience in chemical crystallographic data collection and refinement
• Experience using SHELX software
• Experience with synchrotron based x-ray diffraction, disorder, twinning, and other crystallographic software would be beneficial.
• Good publication record in Chemistry or Materials Science
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Chemistry or other Physical Science


How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://bit.ly/lbl75826Crystallographic and follow the on-line instructions to
complete the application process.
Requested application materials: As part of your online application, please include your resume/CV, publication list, and list of 3 references.


Note: This is a 2-year term appointment with possibility of renewal based on successful performance,
continued funding and ongoing business need. Requires completion of a background check.

 

Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to the
development of a safe and diverse workforce.

 

Institution:      Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Location:         Berkeley, CA USA

Starting Date:  Not Specified

Contact:           http://bit.ly/lbl75826Crystallographic


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Research Support Specialist

 

Description:  Yale University seeks an x-ray crystallographer to become part of the Yale Chemical and Biophysical Instrumentation Center.  CBIC is a well-established core facility with six staff members supporting a collection of instruments including NMR, optical and mass spectrometers, X-ray and other instrumentation. The CBIC X-ray facility has a dedicated powder diffractometer and three single crystal diffractometers, including a very bright rotating anode X-ray generator equipped with CCD and image plate detectors.

The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Biomedical Science or related field and 5 years of experience.  Demonstrated training in the theory & practice of x-ray crystallography, knowledge of requirements for submission of x-ray crystal structures to scientific journals and proven ability with analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry required.  PhD strongly preferred.

http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/     Requisition: 20613BR

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Institution:      Yale University

Location:         New Haven, CT USA

Starting Date:  ASAP

Contact:           Jaimee D'Agostino

                          jaimee.dagostino@yale.edu


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X-ray Instrumentation Manager

 

Description:   This is an exciting permanent appointment to oversee the operation and maintenance of an APEX II single-crystal X-ray diffractometer. 

 

For additional details, please visit our Human Resources website at www.queensu.ca/humanresources.  

 

Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference Apr. 30, 2013
quoting competition #2013-037.

 

Institution:      Queen's University

Location:         Kingston, ONT, Canada

Starting Date:  July 1, 2013

Contact:           working@queensu.ca


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Industry & Commercial Positions

 

Senior Scientist, X-ray Crystallography

 

Description:  FORMA Therapeutics, Inc. is currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated and talented X-ray crystallographer for our laboratories in Watertown, MA.  This position requires an individual with an exceptional grasp of state of the art techniques as well as extensive experience in the application of modern cloning, expression and purification methodologies.  The successful candidate will possess demonstrated skills in protein structure determination and in the generation of proteins for structure studies.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary, laboratory-focused environment as an integral part and leader of a drug discovery team.

 

Responsibilities

·        Initiate and direct external interactions with a range of contract research organizations to generate proteins for in-house or external studies in high-throughput screening, X-ray crystallography and other biophysical methods

·        Coordinate these activities with members from Biology, Chemistry and the various project teams

·        Facilitate the utilization of protein structures by providing expert interpretation in order to enhance the design efforts of the medicinal and computational chemists

·        Monitor and evaluate completion of tasks and drive projects to decision points

·        Extensive participation and leadership of project/program teams that focus on the generation of chemical matter for a target and the development and selection of clinical candidates

 

Qualifications

·        Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry with 6+ years biopharmaceutical experience

·        Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts

·        Documented reputation as a leader in the field with sustained performance and accomplishment

·        Demonstrated technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others

·        Experience working on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors

·        Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

·        Ability to determine approaches and procedures to new assignments and must be capable of providing guidance to peers

 

About FORMA

FORMA Therapeutics' scientists are passionate about discovering and developing medicines that will make a difference in oncology and other genetically driven therapeutic areas. The Company's drug discovery engine drives screening and structure-based approaches across broad families of targets involved in tumor metabolism, epigenetics, protein homeostasis and protein-protein interactions. Leveraging a world class network of academic investigators, clinical experts and corporate partners, FORMA combines deep biological insight and chemistry expertise to rapidly create high quality, innovative drug candidates.

 

FORMA is headquartered in Watertown, MA near the epicenter of the Cambridge Life Sciences cluster, with additional chemistry operations in Branford, CT. www.formatherapeutics.com

 

Please send resumes to careers@formatherapeutics.com.  Please reference job code xxxxx.

No phone calls please.  Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted.

 

Institution:      Forma therapeutics, Inc.

Location:         Watertown, MA, USA

Starting Date:  March 1, 2014

Contact:           Lee Merrill

                          lmerrill@formatherapeutics.com

 

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Senior Scientist, Biophysics

 

Description:  FORMA Therapeutics, Inc. is currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated and talented biophysical scientist for our laboratories in Watertown, MA.  This position requires an individual with an exceptional grasp of the state of the art for a range of biophysical techniques.  The successful candidate will possess demonstrated skills in the characterization of proteins and protein-ligand interactions.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary, laboratory-focused environment as an integral part and leader of a drug discovery team.

 

Responsibilities

·       Initiate and direct a combination of internal studies and external collaborations with contract research organizations to better understand the nature of small molecule interactions with target proteins

·       Coordinate these activities with members from Biology, Chemistry and the various project teams

·       Facilitate the characterization of proteins and protein-ligand complexes in order to enhance the design efforts of the medicinal and computational chemists

·       Monitor and evaluate completion of tasks and drive projects to decision points

·       Extensive participation and leadership of project/program teams that focus on the generation of chemical matter for a target and the development and selection of clinical candidates

Qualifications

·       Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biophysics with 6+ years biopharmaceutical experience

      Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts

·     Documented reputation as a leader in the field with sustained performance and accomplishment

·     Demonstrated technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others

·      Experience working on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors

·      Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

·       Ability to determine approaches and procedures to new assignments and must be capable of providing guidance to peers

 

About FORMA

FORMA Therapeutics' scientists are passionate about discovering and developing medicines that will make a difference in oncology and other genetically driven therapeutic areas. The Company's drug discovery engine drives screening and structure-based approaches across broad families of targets involved in tumor metabolism, epigenetics, protein homeostasis and protein-protein interactions. Leveraging a world class network of academic investigators, clinical experts and corporate partners, FORMA combines deep biological insight and chemistry expertise to rapidly create high quality, innovative drug candidates.

 

Institution:      Forma therapeutics, Inc.

Location:         Watertown, MA, USA

Starting Date:  March 1, 2014

Contact:           Lee Merrill

                          lmerrill@formatherapeutics.com

 

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Group Leader - Crystallography

 

Description:  Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held Delaware Limited Liability Company with offices in San Diego, CA.  DNS will discover new technologies and develop new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life.
 
DNS is seeking a group leader with a strong background in macromolecular crystallography.  Reporting to the director of structural biology, the successful candidate will be responsible to establish and manage the crystallography team within the group.
 
The candidate should have expert knowledge of the state-of-the-art crystallization and structure determination equipment and processes necessary to produce high-quality crystal structures and to support structure-guided drug design. 
 
Major responsibilities will include independent hands-on experimental work and leading a team of scientists and research associates to support high-throughput crystallization, X-ray data collection, structure determination and refinement of high-quality protein structures originating from different protein families including membrane proteins.
 
The candidate will be required to give scientific expert advice to group members and have frequent interactions with the molecular biologists, protein production team and protein chemists in the group to provide ideas on new protein boundary designs, incorporation of mutations that alter protein function and stability and on new ideas to improve protein expression and purification yields, crystallizability and diffraction quality of protein crystals.
 
The candidate will also interact closely with computational and medicinal chemists in the company to propose new ideas for structure-based combinatorial libraries, inhibitor design, or variants of existing compounds that may be useful in advancing project goals.
 
Good communication skills, leadership skills, project and sample management experience overseeing multiple projects in parallel as well as capacity for strategic thinking are required.

Requirements & Responsibilities:


·      Ph.D. in life science with thesis.
·      8+ years of relevant experience in protein crystallography and structure-guided drug design.  Preferably 1+ year of industrial supervisory experience of Ph.D. scientists and research associates.
·      Proven hands-on experience in high-throughput crystallization, synchrotron data collection, structure determination, structure refinement, structure-based drug design and fragment-based drug discovery.
·       Familiar with all major crystallography software packages (HKL, CCP4, COOT, Pymol).
·      Expert knowledge in the scientific principles and concepts of protein crystallography including state-of-the-art high-throughput crystallization, phasing (MAD/SAD/MR), density modification, model building, refinement and structure validation.
·      Knowledge in other areas of structural biology (protein chemistry and crystallography) and membrane protein crystallography is desirable.
·      Inter-disciplinary knowledge of drug discovery (enzymology, cellular pharmacology, DMPK) is a plus.
·      Demonstrated independent thought/creativity in science.
·      Excellent collaboration, communication (oral and written) and multitasking skills and able to present work formally to Scientific Research Committees.
 
For Additional Information Please Contact Bill Domann - Founder/ CEO The Domann Organization, Inc. @
Email: bill@domann.net or Jovanna Bost @ jbost@domann.net, Domann Phone Number: 858 756 2127

Opportunity: DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance and a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

 

Institution:       Dart Neurosciences

Location:         San Diego, CA, USA

Starting Date:  Immediately

Contact:           Jovanna Bost

                          jbost@domann.net

 

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Research Scientist, Structural Biology

 

Description: Join a multidisciplinary project team aiming to discover small molecules that modulate targets/pathways implicated in type-1 diabetes and Crohn's disease by human genetics. These small molecules will be used to test potential treatment strategies in preclinical models and serve as starting points for further development towards human investigation.

The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team that drives innovation to solve challenges in therapeutic discovery. As a member of the team, extensively interacts with immunologists / molecular biologists characterizing disease pathways, as well as assay development, screening teams, and synthetic chemists to enable compound discovery and iterative rounds of compound testing/optimization. 

The primary role involves protein science and structural biology: leading efforts to design, express, and purify sufficient quantities of proteins to support novel drug discovery efforts; establishing and utilizing protein crystallography capabilities to advance therapeutic programs through structural insights. More specifically, responsibilities include:

• Supporting protein design, expression and purification to support small-molecule discovery as well crystallography

• Integrating structural biology expertise into cross-functional project teams
• Leading the determination of high quality protein structures and co-crystal structures through crystallization, data collection and refinement

• Communicating effectively with medicinal and computational chemists to advance therapeutic programs

• Exhibiting independent scientific troubleshooting, time management and laboratory operation abilities

• Investigating and implementing new technologies based on scientific needs

• Support establishing a robust, state-of-the-art crystallographic laboratory

• Training others in areas of expertise

Requirements:Ph.D in Structural Biology or a related field with at least 2 years of post-degree research experience in an industrial or academic setting

• Expertise in protein crystallization, in-house and synchrotron-based data collection

• Expertise in computational crystallographic data processing, experimental phasing and model refinement
• Significant experience in recombinant protein expression and purification

• Experience with high-throughput crystallization and imaging technologies

• A proven record of successful interaction with project team members, external customers or vendors

• Experience with structure-based ligand refinement and fragment-based lead generation approaches preferred

The successful candidate will be a results-focused, team-oriented, creative bench and computational scientist able to excel in a fast-track environment. She or he must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and exhibit strong problem solving skills. In addition, the successful candidate should be a clear and effective communicator, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with project teams, peers, and management in identifying and achieving research goals.

Institution:   Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Location:     Cambridge, MA

Start Date:    ASAP

Contact:       Chelsea Gerard

                      cgerard@broadinstitute.org

 

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Research Investigator/Sr. Research Investigator

 

Description:  Candidate should be experienced in macromolecular crystallography, Protein expression purification and Biophysical characterization of protein-ligand interactions.

 

Institution:   Syngene International Ltd (BBRC)

Location:      Bangalore, India

Contact:       Rajesh Karri

                      rajesh.karri@syngeneintl.com

 

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Scientist MX

 

Description:  https://www.synchrotron.org.au/index.php/about-us/synchrotron-careers/working-at-the-synchrotron/careers-search

 

Institution:   Australian Synchrotron

Location:     Clayton, VIC, Australia

Start Date:   ASAP

Contact:       catrionastarr@synchrotron.org.au

 

 

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Senior Research Engineer

 

Description:  Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers with more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs nearly 193,000 people worldwide.

 

In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain had sales of approximately $7.9 billion and employed approximately 19,000 people in 2012. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 140 distribution outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Saint-Gobain North American businesses include: Abrasives, Ceramics, Certain Teed, Crystals, Flat Glass, Myers Decorative Surfaces, Norandex, Performance Plastics, and ADFORS.

 

Saint-Gobain's High-Performance Materials Group is a dynamic, global business with research and development activities centered in Northboro, Massachusetts (NRDC). The Northboro operation has been a major center for materials research since 1985. We have an outstanding record of achievement, and are committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. The 186,000-square-foot R&D Center is based in three buildings on a 26-acre site near I-290 in Northboro and has approximately 330 employees from 27 different countries.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work to develop XRD methods as needed to support Saint-Gobain's wide materials platform.

 

It is expected that the candidate will spend approximately

 

30 % working on XRD related projects and developing new methods

30 % working time in the lab doing and/or supervising routine experimental work

20 % working time managing the lab and junior staff

20 % working time interacting with customers and writing reports and presentations

 

Requirements:

MS + 5 years relevant industrial experience or a PhD in Materials Science or similar discipline with an understanding of X-ray diffraction, crystallography and analytical problem solving methodologies- Experience with and knowledge of polymer structures and diffraction is a plus.

 

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with technical peers and laboratory personnel to both understand what is needed and what needs to be done is critical.

 

Day to day focus in the lab is on understanding what customers' needs are and working (primarily through XRD) to solve problems for them.

 

Ability to manage a fast paced laboratory and multiple competing demands is critical. In addition, the incumbent must have an understanding of complementary analytical methods and the ability to incorporate knowledge gained from these methods into problem solving strategies.

 

Ability to communicate potentially complex XRD results to non-specialists and management in both verbal and written communication is a must.

 

Supervision of and participation in the activities of the microfocus X-ray/computed tomography lab is also a possibility.

 

External Candidates please apply online at: www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com/people/employment.as

This position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual preference, or veteran status.

 

Institution:   Saint Goban

Location:     Northboro, MA, USA

Start Date:   TBA

Contact:        www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com/people/employment.as

 

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Senior Scientist I

 

Description:  The Structural Biology Group at AbbVie is seeking a motivated and talented scientist to join the Crystallization Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting biological macromolecule crystallization experiments in support of structure based drug design. The candidate should be knowledgeable in protein handling, purification and characterization techniques and have excellent communication skills. The individual must be able to work consistently on multiple projects in parallel and be able to adjust to rapidly changing priorities. They should be highly self- motivated, be able to work independently in their area of expertise and contribute collaboratively with a wide range of teams.
 
Responsibilities
Perform crystallization screening of proteins, protein ligand complexes, biological macromolecules and biological macromolecule complexes.
Conduct optimization experiments.
Identify cryo-protectant conditions and prepare samples for data collection at the synchrotron.
Accurately record and communicate experimental results.
Develop innovative solutions to improve the crystallization process.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in biochemistry, life sciences or related field with thesis and 0-2 years experience; Master's degree with 8 years experience; or a Bachelor's degree with 10 years experience.
Proven hands on experience in protein crystallization. Experience with crystallization robotics and databases.
Knowledgeable in protein handling, purification and characterization methods.
Demonstrated independent thought and creativity in science.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills (oral and written).
Experience with protein construct design a plus.
Experience in X-ray diffraction data collection and structure solution a plus.
Experience with membrane protein crystallization a plus.
Experience in a drug discovery environment a plus.

Applicants should apply through the AbbVie web site
https://abbvie.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=130000015N <https://abbvie.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&amp;job=130000015N>
 

 

Institution:   AbbVie

Location:     North Chicago, IL, USA

Start Date:   TBA

Contact:       Russell Judge

                      russell.judge@abbvie.com

 

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US East Coast Mosquito Crystallization Robot Sales Representative

 

Description:  TTP Labtech is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to fill the US East Coast Sales Representative position. The qualified candidate will be an integral part of the sales team. He/she will be responsible for selling state-of-the-art liquid handling instrumentation used within structural biology and molecular biology research areas. This work includes (but is not limited to) building a sales pipeline for a diverse range of products, understanding a complex capital equipment sales cycle, developing strong customer relationships and ensuring complete customer service and satisfaction from beginning to end. Also working alongside the marketing and support team(s), the successful candidate must be team oriented

 

Desired Skills & Experience
Essential job functions and responsibilities will include:
* Selling capital equipment (including a range of products, warranties, and consumable items)
* Building a sales pipeline for the product range
* Understanding and keeping-up with the sales cycle process
* Building relationship with existing customer base
* Conducting product demos for customers
* Travelling extensively along the East Coast territory
* Establishing collaborative relationships with academic partners, businesses, and the like.
* Reporting competitive intelligence
* Developing methodologies and unique strategies for competitive sales
* Ensuring proper customer satisfaction & customer service (working with the support team)
* Developing awareness campaigns for the complete range of products & consumables (alongside the marketing team)
* Designing incentive programs to engage customers (working alongside the marketing team)
* Maintaining Salesforce.com database

 

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree required (in biological science highly favored)
* Comprehensive understanding of protein crystallography required
* Experience with PCR applications preferred
* Familiarity with the concepts of liquid handling preferred
* 2-3+ years capital equipment sales experience
* CRM data entry experience (Salesforce.com preferred)
* Sound computer skills and use of MSOffice applications, etc.
* Highly personable with demonstrated customer relations skills
* Excellent verbal & written communication skills are necessary
* Ability to prioritize and multi-task; will handle multiple projects simultaneously
* Strong organizational and time management skills
* Ability to work independently is a must
* Demonstrate a high degree of personal and professional integrity in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders


Company Description
TTP Labtech has firmly established itself as a global developer and manufacturer of high quality, robust and innovative automated laboratory equipment for both the academic and industrial sectors of pharmaceutical and biotech research.


TTP Labtech offers a portfolio of products that minimize assay volumes, reduce material handling costs and put the discovery tools back in the hands of the scientist. With new products in the pipeline, our strength comes from the ability to combine cutting edge science with first-rate engineering, enabling us to design and develop unique and novel products. To learn

 

Institution:   TTPLabTech

Location:     Cambridge, MA, USA

Start Date:   Immediately

Contact:       Casey Carini

                      casey.carini@ttplabtech.com

 

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