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Associate Researcher - LIX Beamline

Job ID 1049 Date posted 05/18/2017


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



The LIX beamline at NSLS-II is part of the Life Science and Biomedical Research resource (LSBR) jointly supported by NIH and DOE-BER. This instrument supports multiple x-ray scattering methods for studying the structures in biological samples, including biological macromolecules in solution, biological tissues, and lipid membranes.

An Associate Researcher position is currently open at the LiX beamline, for supporting automated solution scattering experiments. The duties of this position include (1) help maintain and further develop solution scattering instrumentation, including a in-line HPLC system, (2) work with users to ensure successful data collection and provide consultation for data processing and analysis, (3) collaborate with other beamline staff and LSBR staff to carry out research projects. The term of the position is two years with the possibility of renewal.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in structural biology, biophysics, or related field
  • At least 3 years’ of relevant experience
  • Experience with HPLC and other lab equipment;
  • Experience with biological solution x-ray or neutron scattering, including data processing and analysis using modeling software
  • Ability to interact with technical staff
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferrd Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities"

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biophysics, or other related field
  • Ability to program in python and interface with modeling software;
  • Ability to develop experimental instrumentation;
  • Experience with protein production.
Other Information:

This position is a two-year term.

The position classification offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s depth and breadth of experience.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.







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