[SA_scat] Staff Scientist in Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering at EMBL Hamburg

Dmitri Svergun svergun at embl-hamburg.de
Wed Oct 11 14:11:22 BST 2006

Dear Small-Angle Scatterers,

attached is an announcement of a Staff Scientist in Biological Small Angle
at the EMBL Hamburg. It is also posted at the URL 


With best regards   D.Svergun
EMBL Job Vacancy     
6 October 2006 

Member States of EMBL (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) are advised
that applications are being sought for the following position at EMBL
Staff Scientist: Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering 
Grade: 8

EMBL site: EMBL Hamburg

Commencing date: As soon as possible after closing date

Job description: The EMBL Hamburg Outstation carries out extensive research
in structural biology, largely based on the use of synchrotron radiation at
DESY. The activities include technology and methods developments in X-ray
crystallography, Small Angle X-ray Scattering and X-ray Absorption
Spectroscopy, and a wide spectrum of biological research projects. EMBL
operates six synchrotron beamlines that are available to the international
user community and to in-house research activities. The outstation is
involved in the design of the new, state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation
beamlines for the Life Sciences Center at the PETRA-3 ring (start of
construction in 2007). We are seeking a Staff Scientist who will play a
critical role in the biological small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) research
activity at EMBL-Hamburg. The Staff Scientist will be involved in scientific
maintenance (development of the beamline facilities, methods and technology)
and external user support on the biological SAXS synchrotron radiation
beamline X33 at the DORIS storage ring at DESY. The successful candidate is
also expected to participate in the development of the new biological SAXS
beamline at the PETRA-3 storage ring (in collaboration with the Petra-3
project group). There will be opportunities to link independent but related
research activities with the operation of the beamline. The post will be
associated with the SAXS group of Dr. Dmitri Svergun.

Qualifications and experience: Applicants should have PhD in a relevant
field, sufficient record of independent research, significant scientific
accomplishments and expertise in structure analysis of biological
macromolecules using diffraction methods. Previous experience in hardware
and/or software development for synchrotron radiation beamlines would be
advantageous. Excellent communication skills and ability to supervise and
collaborate in international team environment are essential.

Contract: An initial contract of 3 years will be offered to the successful
candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of

Closing date: 3 December 2006 

Web page: http://www.embl-hamburg.de

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive
conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research

Please note that EMBL does not return CVs or attached documents to

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Dmitri Svergun
svergun at embl-hamburg.de

To apply, please email a curriculum vitae, including a description of
current and planned research activities, and the names and addresses of
three referees quoting ref. no. W/06/135 in the subject line, to:
application at embl.de

Personnel, EMBL, Postfach 10.2209, 69012 Heidelberg, Germany. 

Fax: +49 6221 387555       E-mail:  application at embl.de


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