Job Posting: Computational Crystallography Scientist

Paul Adams PDAdams at nospam.lbl.gov
Mon Nov 8 23:46:59 EST 1999

Computational Crystallography Scientist 
Job PB/011300/CJO

Computational Crystallography Initiative,
Physical Biosciences Division,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 
Berkeley, California.

NOTE: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of
renewal contingent upon continued funding.

DUTIES: Essential -- Under the general direction of the principal
investigator of the Computational Crystallography Initiative, assist
with the development and implementation of algorithms for automatic
protein structure determination based on multi-wavelength X-ray
diffraction data. The overall objectives of the Computational
Crystallography Initiative include the design of a high-level
crystallographic computing language, implemented as an "interpreter"
using common computer language creation tools. The resulting
computational architecture will create a highly flexible and open
environment in which to execute new algorithms for the automation of the
multi-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) method, model building,
structure refinement, and eventually all major aspects of X-ray
crystallography. The successful candidate will assist with research on
all aspects of computational methods for protein structure
determination: heavy atom location, MAD phasing, density modification,
automatic electron density interpretation and structure refinement. Will
collaborate in preparation of manuscripts for scientific publication and
other reports and documentation as needed. It is expected that research
results are presented at group meetings, seminars and scientific

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential -- Ph.D. or equivalent experience in
computational crystallography, biology, chemistry, physics, computer
science, mathematics or engineering. Experience in development and
implementation of scientific algorithms. Experience with at least two
programming languages from the following list: C/C++, Java, Javascript,
PERL, Python. Strong publication record in the area of computational
methods development or a related field. Marginal -- Familiarity with or
experience developing research proposals in the area of computational

POSTING DATE: October 21, 1999.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

Further details about the position can be obtained from Paul Adams
(princical investigator) by email to PDAdams at lbl.gov

Please submit one copy of your resume via email (our preferred method)
to: employment at lbl.gov (no attachments, please). Reference job number
PB/011300 in your cover letter. Or mail to: Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory, One Cyclotron Road, MS 937-0600, Berkeley, CA 94720. Or FAX:
510-486-5870. Visit the Berkeley Lab Web site at:
http://www.lbl.gov/CJO. Berkeley Lab is an AA/EEO employer.

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