Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division (MBIB) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the SIBYLS Beamline group.
In this role, you will work in a multi- disciplinary team of scientists to integrate experimental biophysical databases with machine learning algorithms. The SIBYLS Beamline is a state-of-the-art synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) and is dedicated to measuring structural data on biological samples in solution and connecting this data to atomic models. You may apply your work for ongoing projects on proteins related to pandemic preparedness, cancer, climate change, and biomanufacturing.
Centered at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) synchrotron, you will have the opportunity to work with other Lab organizations including the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Molecular Foundry (MF), and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
This position has an anticipated start date of October 1, 2023.
What You Will Do:
Participate with other members of the scientific team in the application of unique Lab infrastructure to address disease and climate change through structural biology.
Integrate experimental database information with machine learning algorithms.
Publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences.
Participate in the development of grant proposals for new research directions and the preparation of competing renewals of current research grants.
Maintain an accurate and detailed online laboratory notebook of all experiments performed and provide sufficient details to ensure methods and results can be duplicated by others.
Collaborate with program projects that utilize synchrotron beamlines for research.
Develop new collaborations as appropriate to further the scientific goals of the programs.
Collaborate with members of the SIBYLS Beamline and the Advanced Light Source Division.
What is Required:
A recent Ph.D. (within the last 1-2 years) in Biological Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
In-depth understanding of protein, DNA, and RNA structure.
Strong computational programming skills in a major programming language such as C, Python, etc.
Demonstrated problem-solving ability and willingness to learn new skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to efficiently organize technical information for publication and presentation.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including experience collaborating with a diverse interdisciplinary research team.
Experience with computational tools in protein engineering.
Experience working with proteins and nucleic acids.
Experience in interdisciplinary research.
Experience collecting data at a synchrotron.
Knowledge of national user facility operations.
For first consideration, please apply with a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume by September 7, 2023.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 2 year (benefits eligible), Postdoctoral Fellow 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.
The monthly salary range for this position is $7,455 - $8,326 and is expected to start at $7,455 or above. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries are predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-Ph.D. postdoctoral and/or related research experience.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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 onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 16 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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