One or two postdoctoral positions are available in methods development for small-angle x-ray scattering and x-ray crystallography of biomolecules in the group of Prof. Robert Thorne in the Physics Department at Cornell University. The focus of the work will be on developing and applying methods for cryogenic temperature SAXS and variable temperature crystallography, and for interpreting the resulting data to extract information about biomolecular structure, function, and energy landscapes. The work will involve CAD design, microfabrication, protein expression and purification, X-ray data collection (at CHESS, APS, or NSLS), laboratory-based experiments, and structural modeling and analyses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physics, Chemistry, or related fields. Relevant areas of experience include bioSAXS data collection, analysis and modeling; X-ray crystallography and crystallographic refinement; protein expression, purification, and crystallization; laboratory apparatus design, machining, and assembly; and microfabrication.
The initial Postdoctoral Associate appointment will be for one year, with the expectation for renewal for at least one additional year. Start dates are flexible, and can be as early as January 2019.
Application material should be submitted to email@example.com. Complete applications will include a brief cover letter, a CV, a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters, if not initially provided, will be requested after application screening.
Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
About Cornell University
Cornell University is home to several outstanding research facilities and institutes, including the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source and the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility. It is located in picturesque Ithaca in New York State's Finger Lakes region.
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