Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has become a major component of structural biology at the ILL to study interactions and low resolution structures in large biological macromolecular complexes. Furthermore the PSB (Partnership for Structural Biology) provides additional outstanding facilities for structural biology, including a Deuteration Laboratory for isotope labeling of biological molecules, and a wide variety of complementary biophysical methods. With the presence of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Institute of Structural Biology and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the campus provides an exciting research environment for biology. The ILL is inviting applications for a scientist to take charge of the biological aspects of the SANS instrument D22 in the Large Scale Structures group. Duties would include: instrument maintenance and development, running data collection and analysis software, local contact for biology experiments both on D22 and on the other SANS instruments of the group, and to coordinate the system of beamtime block allocation to experimenters. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop strong collaborations for her/his own scientific work.
-Ph.D. in physical or life sciences. We are particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with an active research interest in biology, experience in neutron or X-ray small angle scattering. -The post represents an excellent opportunity for a young postdoctoral scientist to develop expertise, broaden their experience and interact with leading scientists from around the world. -Applications from more experienced scientists who are able to obtain a secondment period from their home institute will also be considered. NB: A list of publications should be enclosed with the application. -As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. -You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). -Knowledge of German would be an advantage.