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Scientific Editor


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El Paso

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      Faculty & Staff Positions

Staff Scientist at MacCHESS

The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) has an opening for a Staff Scientist (Research Associate) to pursue the development of novel techniques in x-ray scattering as applied to structural biology, and to support users at MacCHESS.  There will also be opportunities to pursue projects in structural biology, using current crystallographic and SAXS methods.  Areas of particular interest are serial microcrystallography and study of macromolecular dynamics through diffuse scattering and/or trapping of intermediate states of reactions in crystallo. Other research in the lab includes BioSAXS (focus areas include time-resolved and cryogenic techniques), microfluidics, pressure cryocooling, and user interfaces for beam line operation.  A Ph.D. in structural biology, biophysics, or a related field, and at least 3 years of experience beyond the degree in a relevant field is required.  A solid publication record is essential, and experience working at a synchrotron facility is highly desirable.  Excellent communication skills are a must, including fluency in the English language. Appointments are nominally for three years with the possibility for renewal, subject to mutual satisfaction and the availability of funds.

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) serves a world-wide user base of structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers.  MacCHESS is an NIH-supported National Resource providing support for structural biology at CHESS.  MacCHESS is a heavily team-oriented environment.

Applications should be submitted at (posting #6664) and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests.  Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent, as per instructions on the academic jobs online website. The starting date is negotiable, but not before March 2016.  

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Monica Wesley

Cornell University 

130 Newman Lab

Ithaca NY 14853

Email: [email protected]

phone: 607-255-4952

Fax: 607-254-4552


Research Specialist I Lab  (Ando-Lab)

Princeton University

The  Princeton University  Department  of  Chemistry  seeks  a  full-time research  specialist  with  experience  in  X-ray  crystallography  to  join  the  group  of  Nozomi  Ando.  The  successful applicant  must  have  a  track  record  of  working  independently on  all  aspects of  protein  crystallography,  including construct  design,  protein purification,  crystallization,  synchrotron data  collection,  and  structure  determination.  This  individual  should be  highly  motivated to  both  contribute to  and  learn  from  an  inter-disciplinary  team.  The  position is  for  one  year  with  possibility  of  renewal  pending satisfactory  performance  and  continued  funding. For  consideration,  please go  to  [email protected]  and  apply  to  requisition number  1500488, to  include a  cover  letter, a  CV  with  publication  list,  and  the  names  and  email  addresses of  3  references. Princeton  University  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer and  all  qualified applicants  will  receive consideration  for  employment without  regard  to  race,  color, religion,  sex,  sexual orientation,  gender  identity, national  origin,  disability status,  protected  veteran status,  or  any  other  characteristic  protected by  law.  This  position  is  subject  to  the  University's background  check  policy. Essential  qualifications:  -  Must  have  significant  experience in  solving  de  novo  structures. -  Excellent  organizational,  communication,  and  time  management skills.  -  Minimum Bachelor's  degree  Preferred qualifications:  Ph.D. in  protein  biochemistry, crystallography,  structural  biology, or  a  related field.  -  Experience with  metalloenzymes.  -  Interest  in  professional  development. 

Institution:  Princeton University

Location:    Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Start Date:  ASAP

To apply:   please go to [email protected] and apply to requisition number 1500488 

Experimental Crystallographer

Northwestern University Experimental Crystallographer:

The Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC) at Northwestern University has an open position for an Experimental Crystallographer. IMSERC is the central analytical facility for characterizing novel synthetic compounds at Northwestern University (NU). IMSERC is part of the Chemistry Department, but it serves all of Northwestern for both research and education, and has a significant outreach component. In addition to three X-ray diffractometers, IMSERC maintains mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometers, optical spectrometers, and trace metals analysis equipment. The X-ray diffraction facility's charter is to provide structure determination service for small molecule research samples while supporting student-run data collections and structure determinations. The IMSERC XRD staff is responsible for maintaining the equipment, training users, and performing data collections as a service. In addition, the Experimental Crystallographer will be responsible for collaborating with faculty to develop extended capabilities for experiments to be run at national facilities and for teaching a graduate level course in X-ray Crystallography. Northwestern is slated to host the prestigious ACA Small Molecule Summer School in 2017 and 2019. The Experimental Crystallographer will be responsible for supporting the course both at Northwestern and at Notre Dame where it is held in off years.
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required and the successful candidate should have extensive experience with data collection, structure solution, and refinement. Experience at synchrotron or other national facilities is highly desired. For more information on IMSERC, please visit Interested candidates should send a resume and contact information for three references to: Dr. Andrew Ott, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-3113, [email protected] Evaluation will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.


Institution:  Northwestern University

Location:      Evanston, IL USA

Start Date:   July 1, 2015

Contact:        Dr Andrew Ott: [email protected] 



X-Ray Diffraction Facilities Scientist

 The Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University seeks applications for a full-time research scientist to manage our X-ray Diffraction (XRD) facilities.  The XRD facilities of the Department consist of a Bruker D8 Quest single crystal diffractometer (CMOS, Mo IuS; 2015), a Bruker APEX II CCD Duo diffractometer (CCD, Mo and Cu ImS, 2013), a Rigaku Ultima IV powder diffractometer (Cu, 2008), and a Rigaku RAPID curved-IP multipurpose diffractometer (Cu, 2001). The XRD Facilities Scientist will oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the instruments, assist student and faculty users in their data collections and analyses, especially those involving non-routine structures, and collect and analyze XRD data for research groups without active users. The XRD Facilities Scientist will also teach students and researchers to operate instruments independently and safely as well as collaborate on research projects. An important responsibility will be to teach an annual graduate course in XRD techniques. The XRD Facilities Scientist will also be expected to engage and maintain involvement in the broader crystallographic community, keeping current with developments in the field. Expertise in various advanced aspects of crystallography is a plus. The candidate must have a PhD with at least 3-5 years of relevant formal experience in X-ray crystallography, including small molecule single crystal diffraction.

Please email curriculum vitae with a concise narrative of X-ray diffraction experience in one document (pdf), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: [email protected].   A formal application should be filled out at Complete applications should arrive before July 1, 2015 although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.   Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff; applications from qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged.


Institution:   Georgetown University

Location:      Washington, DC, USA

Start Date:    August 2015

Contact:       Dr. Mo Itani: [email protected] 


 Head of Structural Biology

Title:Head of Structural Biology

The Department of Biologics at Chempartner, one of the leading research service provider of biological sciences, is seeking an experienced protein structure scientist to head the Protein Structure group. Chempartner is offering a broad range of services and is technology driven. There for the Protein Structure group is complementing the service with e.g. crystallography of biomolecules and epitope analysis. Chempartner has an international client base with both young biotechs and big pharma companies.
The ideal candidate shall have a strong understanding of protein expression, purification, crystallization, and structure determination technologies and applications in fragment-based drug design and screening. Knowledge and experience in membrane protein preparation and crystallization are a plus. We are looking for an experienced scientist who would like to broaden his/her career experiences in the fast-paced CRO environment and is capable of working with domestic and foreign pharmaceutical and academic clients, understanding their needs and providing research and development activities. The candidate needs to be a partner for discussion with our clients at eyes level. The candidate is also expected to have the ability of building up new capabilities within the group and developing a strong team.
- Ph.D. with ten (10) + years experience in structural biology, computational chemistry, biochemistry, or relevant field, with good English communication and presentation skills.
- The ideal candidate will have strong skills in protein crystal structure determination and fragment-based drug screening combined with good knowledge of Bioinformatics in protein structural biology.
- Strong ability to understand predict alterations to enzygme kinetics, specificity, and structure based on mutations.
-Strong ability to understand protein expression and purification techniques, as well as biophysical characterization.
-Computational modeling of protein structure, homology modeling.
-Familiar with and use of structural modeling programs.
-Knowledge of modern bioinformatics programs/approaches for structural modeling.
-Previous experience in working with membrane proteins and lipidic cubic phase techniques is a plus.
-The candidate shall have at least 5 years experience in people management
-Excellent managerial skills - in leading and growing a team
-Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other functional leaders involved in client projects to bring the project to a success
-Leads by example in work attitude, delivery on agreed goals and timelines
-Experience in dealing with clients is a plus
Location: Shanghai, China


Institution:     Shanghai Chempartner Co., Ltd

Location:       Shanghai, China

Start Date:     05/15/15

Contact:           [email protected] (+86)21-51320670

Tenure Track Faculty Positions- Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Applications are invited for one open-rank faculty position and one assistant professor position anticipated in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University. Areas of interest include biochemistry; cell and developmental biology; neurobiology; plant biology; and systems, synthetic and physical biology. Applicants using experimental and/or theoretical biological approaches that are interdisciplinary with chemistry, physics, engineering, or computational methods are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D.,post doctoral training, and outstanding potential in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and participate in the education and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

 Our application and instructions can be found under the employment section on the left menu on the department website, Review of applications will commence October 15, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.

 Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. In this spirit,we particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

     Industry & Comercial Positions

Scientific Editor

The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), a nonprofit scientific organization, has a full time position available for a Scientific Editor. The ICDD produces the Powder Diffraction File, the world's largest analytical powder diffraction database. This database contains diffraction and physical property data organized by chemical nomenclature. Responsibilities for this entry level position include analyzing, standardizing and editing data sets. Requirements for this position include a BS in Chemistry with good knowledge of general chemistry. Familiarity of X-ray diffraction principles is desirable, but not a requirement. Candidates must demonstrate good attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Please send CV and salary requirements to:

[email protected].


Institution:  ICDD

Location:      Newtown Square, PA

Start Date:   07/06/15

Contact:           [email protected]



Scientist II, Structural Biology

The Structural Biology organization has an exciting opportunity for a Scientist I or Scientist II (depending on experience) to join the Crystallization group to support AbbVie's new collaboration with Calico. The Scientist will conduct biological macromolecule crystallization experiments in support of structure based drug design. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable in protein handling and characterization techniques and possess excellent communication skills. Further details are available at the following link,  


Institution:    Abbvie

Location:      North Chicago, IL, USA

Start Date:  

Contact:        Please apply through the AbbVie website. Job code 1500000257



Industrial Scientist, MX Services Job No. 807

The Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada's national synchrotron research facility located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. As part of its mission to develop and support industrial research and technology development, CLSI is now accepting applications to fill a position that is responsible for the operation of the industrial macromolecular diffraction data collection service. MX Services is an industry-driven program mandated to support the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry sectors through the facilitation of access to various synchrotron tools in order to meet their research and development needs. Responsibilities:  

As a key member of the MX Services team, the Industrial Scientist is responsible for the operations of the industrial macromolecular crystallography data collection services, ensuring that scientific and technical expertise is provided for industrial MX projects. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with the Business Development Leader, MX Services to develop, implement and maintain operational policies and procedures as they relate to MX data collection services. This includes overseeing the coordination of beam time utilization and data collection on MX crystallography facilities. The Industrial Scientist will also play a key role in promoting and developing client relationships to increase the engagement of industrial services at the CLS, with a particular emphasis on x-ray crystallography, and may potentially extend into SAXS and BioXAS. In this fashion, the Industrial Scientist explains the benefits of using synchrotron analysis and helps to identify potential applications to meet client needs.

Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in macromolecular crystallography. Acknowledged expertise in relevant industry sectors including pharma, biotechnology, etc. and/or use of modern synchrotron sources in fundamental and applied research would be an asset. A minimum of 2 years' experience most recently in a scientific or business role is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate effective networking skills to develop and maintain positive stakeholder relations. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required, with proficiency in both written and spoken English. As a proven team player, you have a strong results orientation.

Remuneration: This position is classified as a SR3 on the CLS grid with a base salary range of $59,914 to $89,871 plus the potential for incentive-based compensation dependent upon the success of the overall program. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, pension plan, and 4 weeks' annual vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a resume along with references, in confidence, to [email protected].  Please quote job number 806 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered as of September 4, 2015. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Although first consideration will be given to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada (in accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations) CLSI strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. CLSI values diversity and encourages members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) to self-identify on their applications.

 Please Contact:

 Nancy Fetch

 44 Innovation Blvd. 

 Saskatoon SK S7N 2V3

 Email: [email protected]

 Phone: 306-657-3500

 Fax: 306 657 3535

     Other Positions

University of Texas at El Paso Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Associate

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking a Ph.D. scientist for a postdoctoral position on in-situ x-ray and neutron diffraction and spectroscopy studies of functional materials for fuel cell electrolyte applications. In particular, we are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience in all aspects of in-house and synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction including sample preparation, data collection, indexing, structure determination and refinement. Additional experience with neutron diffraction and spectroscopy would be beneficial. Our new X-ray diffraction facility allows both powder and single crystal experiments on top-of-the-line instrumentation, including new, highly configured Panalytical Empyrean and Bruker D8 Quest systems. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a second year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Candidates should e-mail a CV and list of three potential references to Dr. Christian Botez, Department of Physics Chair at [email protected] and via the UTEP website at (Job ID 2272). The position is immediately available and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.

ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO:  Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university with more than 23,000 students. The University's rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $83 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation's leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center and Kidd Field. 

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Immediate Opening

Please Contact:

Dr. Christian Botez

500 W. Univ. El Paso, TX 79902

[email protected]

Phone: 915-747-8869

Fax: 915-747-5447

Naval Research Laboratory

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Small Molecule Crystallography


The Center for Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory is

seeking a Ph.D. crystallographer for a Post-doctoral position on structural studies on a variety of

small-molecule compounds and complexes.

The candidate should have a strong background in the practical aspects of small-molecule

crystallography, including crystallization, data acquisition, structure solution and refinement. In

addition, the position will be responsible for managing our in-house structural database.

Our laboratory is very well equipped for all aspects of structural work. Familiarity with Bruker-

AXS instrumentation and software would be a plus. We currently have two Bruker single crystal

diffractometers, as well as a Bruker powder diffractometer. Our laboratory has on-going

programs in biosensors, drugs of abuse, and energetic materials.

U.S. citizenship required. 

Please submit a full CV, list of publications, a brief description of

research interests and experience, plus a list of three references by mail or e-mail to Dr. Damon Parrish.

Starting Salary is approximately $75,00


Contact Information:

Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6910
4555 Overlook Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20375
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202)404-2141
Fax: (202)767-6874


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