Postdoctoral Fellow - Methods development for biological anomalous scattering
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Staff Category: Postdoctoral Fellow
Contract Duration: 2
Grading: Postdoctoral stipend
Closing Date: 13 March 2020
Reference Number: HH00182
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK), Monterotondo (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).

The EMBL Hamburg Outstation at the DESY campus performs research in structural biology with specific emphasis on the use of synchrotron radiation. EMBL Hamburg runs two macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamlines and a Small Angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) beamline at the high-brillance storage ring PETRA III.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the BioSAXS group. The group has a strong experience in SAXS data collection and interpretation and runs the user-oriented P12 BioSAXS beamline at PETRA III.

Your role

You will work on the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) funded project on advanced approaches to study macromolecular structures in solution with anomalous SAXS (ASAXS). You will be involved in the experimental and computational methods development in collaboration with the University of Mainz, a partner on this DFG project.

You have

• A PhD in a relevant field (physics, mathematics, structural biology)
• Knowledge and/or interest in X-ray instrumentation
• Good communication and English language skills and the ability to collaborate with international teams are essential.

You might also have

Experience in programming and in biological scattering/diffraction would be advantageous.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. EMBL has a large thriving community of bioinformaticians, working in close collaboration with experimental scientists and with strong links to other local scientists and institutions.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
Please apply online through: www.embl.org/jobs

For further information please contact:
Dr Dmitri Svergun, emailsvergun(at)embl-hamburg.de
Dr Clement Blanchet, emailblanchet(at)embl-hamburg.de