The successful candidate 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/.
o 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.
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.
Ref. PDID29-2B - Deadline for returning application forms: 30/04/2013
If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line at this address: http://www.esrf.fr/Jobs.