[phenixbb] Algorithm developer postdoc opening at Berkeley National Lab

Nicholas Sauter nksauter at lbl.gov
Thu Apr 28 14:12:43 PDT 2016

Berkeley Lab's Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division
<http://biosciences.lbl.gov/divisions/mbib/> is looking for a Computational
Biologist Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the Sauter group. We are seeking
an algorithm developer for the increasingly complex analysis of large
diffraction datasets in structural biology.  Current projects utilize XFEL
crystallography and spectroscopy to investigate the photosynthetic
mechanism of water splitting and to probe other metalloenzyme reactions.
We also wish to test whether diffuse scattering can reveal correlated
atomic motions in crystals.  Many problems remain to be solved, including
the details of how to optimally merge datasets from thousands of crystals.
Our software development projects (including packages such as DIALS
<http://dials.lbl.gov> and cctbx.xfel <http://cci.lbl.gov/xfel>) have been
highlighted in several high-impact publications listed HERE

Candidates should have expertise in one or more computational techniques
including, but not limited to, ray tracing to test underlying physical
models of the diffraction, Bayesian approaches for refining model
parameters, macromolecular modeling and refinement, neural networks for
interpreting image features, as well as signal processing and denoising
methods.  Extensive data analysis experience in crystallography or from
more general bioimaging backgrounds are welcome. We particularly encourage
strong mathematical intuition and a track record of bringing new ideas and
tools to fruition, as evidenced through written publication and clear

Candidates should send an expression of interest, CV, and list of three
references to *Nick Sauter, nksauter at lbl.gov <nksauter at lbl.gov>.* Further
details are posted at

Nicholas K. Sauter, Ph. D.
Computer Staff Scientist, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Rd., Bldg. 33R0345
Berkeley, CA 94720
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