Staff Scientist - Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
February 22 2018
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Staff Scientist - Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center

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Staff Scientist - Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center

Memphis, TN


The recently expanded Department of Structural Biology is seeking a highly motivated X-ray Crystallography Staff Scientist to meet the hospital’s growing demand for collaborative structural studies. Under the leadership of the Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography Center Director, the candidate will design and execute independent X-ray crystallographic analysis of proteins of high importance to the St. Jude mission.

 Responsibilities and Essential Job Duties

  • Collaborate with St. Jude researchers across the institution; independently carry-out protein crystallization, data collection and processing, structure determination, refinement, post-structure analysis, and manuscript preparation wherever necessary.
  • Assist with synchrotron data collection and provide training for use; St. Jude has routine remote access to the Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) beam-line at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) that is shared among numerous St. Jude crystallographers.
  • Help maintain departmental crystallization resource instruments.
  • Train St. Jude graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all aspects of X-ray crystallography, various aspects of structural biology, and manuscript preparation upon request by St. Jude faculty.
  • Communicate effectively with collaborators and the various Core Technology Center Staff to plan and execute multiple projects in an efficient manner and publish results.
  • Develop innovative strategies to achieve the highest research goals possible.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities including attendance at meetings and workshops.

Minimum Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and productive postdoctoral research associate experience is required
  • Expertise in all aspects of macromolecular X-ray Crystallography
  • Experience in membrane protein crystallography is preferred

Minimum Education

  • A Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field is required

When you work at St. Jude, you enjoy

Research that translates: Your work at St. Jude directly impacts patient care and advances discoveries that save children worldwide.

Stability and growth: Thanks to generous donors and supplemetal grant support, our scientific progress is never halted and you’ll enjoy unmatched resources to do the science you’ve always dreamed of doing.

Award-winning environment: St. Jude is consistently recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Constant learning: From in-depth training to world-class seminars and symposia, you’ll be given constant opportunities to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and grow in your career.

Ready to join a team that is always innovating, because we believe anything is possible?

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