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[ccp4bb]: User Support/Beam Line Engineering Physicist at SSRL,Stanford University

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we have an exciting opening for a motivated crystallographer to join our

User Support/Beam Line Engineering Physicist [SLAC # 20716]

The Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) group at the Stanford Synchrotron
Radiation Laboratory (SSRL, a division of SLAC) has an opening for a
Beam Line Engineering Physicist (BLEP). Visiting researchers from around
the world use the intense X-ray radiation produced by the SPEAR storage
ring at SSRL to conduct experiments in materials science and structural
biology. The SMB group operates five beam lines dedicated to
macromolecular crystallography and strives to provide leading-edge
technology within a user-friendly environment. The successful candidate
will join the strong SMB user-support  team. The BLEP will instruct
users on the proper operation on beamline equipment, train them in
unfamiliar techniques, teach them how to use data analysis software and
advise them on experimental strategies. The BLEP will provide users with
ongoing logistical support throughout their beam time and troubleshoot
any hardware and software problems. In addition, the BLEP will carry out
the alignment of beam line optics and oversee the repair and maintenance
of beam line instrumentation. In collaboration with other members of the
group, the BLEP will participate in the design, procurement, and
implementation of improved beamline instrumentation and will also assist
in the development of new methods and techniques for synchrotron-based
crystallography experiments.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent experience) in a
scientific field and extensive experience in crystallography. Excellent
written & verbal communication skills and disposition to working
together with other team members are essential. Experience in hardware
design, fabrication and maintenance is highly desirable. Applicants must
be willing to occasionally work outside of regular hours. For informal
inquiries please contact Mike Soltis at soltis@smb.slac.stanford.edu.

Peter Kuhn
Professor of SSRL
Stanford University