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Last updated: 04/07/2020

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Post-Doctoral Position in Development of Small Molecule Serial Crystallography

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scholar position with NSF’s ChemMatCARS in the area of development of small molecule serial crystallography. Synchrotron x-ray techniques have been used widely and successfully in Advanced Crystallography spanning Charge Density, Resonant Diffraction, and Diamond Anvil Cell High Pressure single crystal diffraction. The development of Small Molecule Serial Crystallography techniques with combined time-resolved experiments is being pursued to study irreversible processes, where precise understanding of radiation damage of the crystalline material is required. This experimental program will utilize NSF’s ChemMatCARS advanced crystallography facility at Sector 15 of the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The successful applicant will also participate in supporting the general user program in advanced crystallography at NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Applicants should have obtained (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. in experimental studies of chemical, physical, or materials science, or a closely related field. Prior experience with synchrotron x-ray scattering, strong programming skills in Python, Fortran, Linux OS, a background in crystallography, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with others are preferred. The ability to satisfy requirements to work at Argonne National Laboratory is required.

The anticipated duration of this position is two to three years, though extension beyond the first year will be by mutual consent. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a resume and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen ( of the University of Chicago. Full details can be found here.


April 7, 2020


Requisition Number: 407010

Argonne National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join the Structural Biology Center (SBC) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) to develop methods in crystallography and other techniques. Building on our expertise in high resolution de novo structure determination, serial crystallography and a long history of cutting edge experiments, we would like to bring the next generation of experiments to the SBC general user program. The postdoctoral fellow will develop hardware and software to analyze molecular changes of structures as diffraction data is collected and processed autonomously, will create the experimental scope, source samples, collect and analyze data.

The SBC is committed to research in these areas as the direction of the crystallography is being shifted and as APS will provide advanced capabilities after the major ongoing upgrade. Research in multimodal crystallography is growing and expected to continue to increase for years to come.

September 16, 2019


The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT), located at the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, is seeking applicants for a beamline scientist position. The primary responsibilities of the staff scientist will be to provide user training and support using NE-CAT’s x-ray beamlines; assist in setting up experiments; provide crystallographic expertise to ensure the highest quality data and structures; and contribute to the continued development of software tools. Please click here for a full description of duties and responsibilities.

This is a 12-month benefits eligible full-time (100%FTE) appointment term which is renewable depending on funding and performance.
  commensurate with experience
Start:  August 1,2019

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and contact information for three references electronically to Academic Jobs Online at Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to Frank Murphy, NE-CAT Associate Director ( Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

July 9, 2019


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