SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron radiation facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. SOLEIL is a multi-disciplinary instrument and research laboratory, whose mission is to conduct research using synchrotron radiation, to develop cutting edge instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make these developments available to the scientific community. The SOLEIL synchrotron was opened in 2008 and is a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc. SOLEIL is used annually by thousands of researchers from France and abroad. SOLEIL is based on a synchrotron source that is state of the art both in terms of brilliance and stability. This large scale facility, a partner of the Université Paris Saclay, is a “publically owned” private company, founded by the CNRS and the CEA.
A vacancy (permanent position) for a beamline scientist (M/F) is currently available on the PROXIMA-1:
PROXIMA-1 is one of two beamlines at SOLEIL for measurements in macromolecular crystallography (together with PROXIMA-2A). PROXIMA-1, operational since March 2008, delivers an intense, nearly parallel and tunable x-ray beam for measurements at high resolution or from large unit cell dimension crystals.
Equipped with a large surface area detector (EIGER 16M) and coupled to the latest generation three-circle Chi geometry goniostat, advanced data collection strategies are routine at the beamline for complex experimental phasing, and a remote data collection mode of operation is offered to users. High-throughput data collection takes advantage of a robust sample changer robot of the CATS family. Mostly targeted towards cryogenically cooled samples, the robot can also handle in situ microfluidic chips, for wedged-serial crystallography measurements.
The principle activity of a beamline scientist is to contribute to the scientific, methodological and technical development of the beamline, as well as to accompany beamline users during their experiments. These tasks are executed under the supervision of the beamline manager of PROXIMA 1.
- Accompany users (local contact);
- To develop, maintain and operate the experimental equipment on the beamline;
- To conduct their own original research project;
- To supervise and train;
- Contribute to the appropriate scientific community as necessary;
This post is available to people holding a doctoral level degree in the field of structural biology or similar discipline, with basic competences in one or more of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physics and chemistry. Experience in the crystallization of biological macromolecules (in particular in-vivo crystallization) and x-ray diffraction measurements is essential.
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This offer corresponds to a permanent position.
The basic salary will be established in accordance with the salary scale at SOLEIL, and determined according to the qualifications and relevant experience of the candidate.
Beamline Manager: Leonard CHAVAS: Leonard.Chavas@synchrotron-soleil.frApprenez-en davantage
|Intitulé||Scientifique de ligne PROXIMA-1- Beamline Scientist|
|Job location||L'Orme des Merisiers, 91190 Saint-Aubin|
|Publié||septembre 5, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||Non Spécifiée|
|Types d'emploi||Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Biochimie,   Biophysique,   Biologie structurale,   Biologie moléculaire,   Biologie cellulaire  |