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Post-Doctoral Fellow (m/f) for the Macromolecular Crystallography in-crystallo spectroscopy facility - Ref PDID29-2B
The ESRF is a multinational research institute, situated in Grenoble, France and financed by 19 countries mostly European. It operates a powerful synchrotron X-ray source with some 30 beamlines (instruments) covering a wide range of scientific research in fields such as biology and medicine, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, materials and surface science, and physics. The ESRF employs about 600 staff and is organized as a French société civile.
You will play a major role in the operation and development of the ESRF in-crystallo spectroscopy Facility (ID29S) dedicated to the application of optical spectroscopy in the context of Macromolecular Crystallography (MX). The interpretation of electron density maps resulting from MX experiments can often benefit from the use of such complementary techniques.
The successful candidate will support Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction experiments on both ID29S and the MX beamline ID29 and will be responsible for developing new instruments suitable for various on-line spectroscopy experiments on the MX beamline ID30A currently under construction. Additionally the successful candidate will carry out research, using a combination of X-ray crystallography and Raman spectroscopy, aimed at studying the effect of radiation damage on DNA molecules. For more information about ID29S please consult: http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/Experiments/MX/Cryobench/.
You should hold a Ph.D. in optical spectroscopy as applied to biological macromolecules, protein crystallography or a related subject. Experience in the use of optical spectroscopy as applied in Structural Biology is highly desirable as is knowledge of the operation of synchrotron radiation beamlines. You should be capable of integrating into a multidisciplinary and international research team.
The working language of the ESRF is English. For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs/Conditions. The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.
Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 to 18 month-period.Only candidates holding a Ph.D. obtained less than 3 years ago are eligible for Post-doctoral positions.