Computational Biologist Postdoc Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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MB-Molecular Biophys & Integ Bio
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88148 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s  Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Computational Biologist Postdoc Fellow.  The postdoctoral researcher will conduct computational research in the area of diffuse X-ray scattering, and X-ray and electron tomography. The overall objectives of the project include the development and expansion of the underlying theory of diffuse-scattering to study conformational dynamics and disorder in small- and macro-molecular systems, and application of the principles of electron diffraction and diffractive imaging to extract conformational heterogeneity from electron diffraction and imaging data. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of (bio)physicists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists.

 

 What You Will Do:

  • Develop theory and algorithms to study conformational dynamics and disorder from diffuse-scattering in macromolecular systems

  • Develop theory and algorithms to extract conformational heterogeneity in nanocrystals from electron diffraction and imaging data

  • Implement and benchmark numerical techniques to analyze diffuse scattering and imaging data


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Keep accurate and detailed notes

  • Summarize results in reports and papers submitted for publication

  • Present results at scientific meetings


What is Required: 

  • Ph.D. in Biophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or a related field

  • Extensive experience with algorithm development and numerical methods in crystallography and imaging

  • Having a sound knowledge of the theory of x-ray and electron scattering, diffractive imaging, and phase retrieval

  • Programming experience in Python/C++

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment and strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences and publish results

  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills

  • Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists and Software Engineers


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic skills and understanding of linear algebra and optimization techniques

  • Basic experience in parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, and CUDA

  • Familiarity with software versioning systems, such as svn, bitbucket or GitHub

  • Experience in crystallographic data analysis (synchrotron and/or XFEL data)


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes: 

  • This is a full time 2-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3  years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay..

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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