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Last updated: 9/16/2019

Current Openings:

  • POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN X-RAY SCATTERING STUDIES OF HETEROGENIETIES AT LIQUID SURFACES AND INTERFACES
    Chemistry and Material Sciences Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (NSF’s ChemMatCARS), The University of Chicago

 

Descriptions

Posting Date

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER TO JOIN THE STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY CENTER (SBC) AT THE ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE

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. 

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September 16, 2019

BEAMLINE SCIENTIST FOR ADVANCED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago is seeking a Beamline Scientist in the area of single crystal small molecule X-ray diffraction to join NSF’s ChemMatCARS, a national synchrotron X-ray user research facility at Sector 15 of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The successful applicant for this full-time scientific position will be responsible for providing support for scientific users conducting research at ChemMatCARS. The candidate is also expected to initiate and engage in collaborative research with ChemMatCARS users and staff, and independent research is encouraged. Additional responsibilities include development and maintenance of the advanced crystallographic instrumentation as well as participation in the development and maintenance of the beamline control system.

Candidates must apply on line at  http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu, (Requisition # JR05879), which provides detailed information on job description and required qualifications. Applications should include a letter of intention, a research statement, a CV, and three reference letters directly submitted by the referees.The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

For additional details, see here. Contact Yu-Sheng Chen for further information.

September 3, 2019

BEAMLINE SCIENTIST RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION at NE-CAT

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.
Salary:
  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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14009. 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 (fmurphy@anl.gov). Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

July 9, 2019

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN X-RAY SCATTERING STUDIES OF HETEROGENIETIES AT LIQUID SURFACES AND INTERFACES -
Chemistry and Material Sciences Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (NSF’s ChemMatCARS), University of Chicago

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scholar position with the University of  Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) to study heterogeneities at liquid surfaces and interfaces. Although synchrotron x-ray techniques have been used successfully to characterize homogeneous liquid surfaces and interfaces, the study of heterogeneities on the nanoscale requires new approaches which will be investigated in this position. This experimental program will utilize the ChemMatCARS liquid interface x-ray scattering 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 liquid surface and interface scattering at ChemMatCARS. Applicants should have or be about to obtain a recent Ph.D. in experimental studies of soft or condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, or a closely related field. Prior experience with synchrotron x-ray scattering, strong experimental skills, scientific initiative, 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 March 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a resume and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to Dr. Binhua Lin (lin@cars.uchicago.edu) of the University of Chicago and Prof. Mark Schlossman (schloss@uic.edu) of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

NSF’s ChemMatCARS, funded by the NSF and operated by the University of Chicago, is a national synchrotron facility at APS (ANL) to investigate dynamic and structural properties of interest to chemical, materials, and physical scientists (see https://chemmatcars.uchicago.edu). The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

February 8, 2019

 

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11.15.2019