Postdoc/Beamline Scientist (m/f/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin


September 30, 2021


Postdoc/Beamline Scientist (m/f/d)

Reference No.: PS 2021/9

The Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) group at the HZB is operating and developing three beamlines for MX at the BESSY II storage ring for the national and international user community. The MX-group is also in charge of the HZB-MX-BioLab and it carries out research projects on several structural biology aspects. You will support our group in carrying out and developing our experiments as well as do research for your own projects.

Your tasks will be
  • Set-up, operation and further development of the experiments for Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) at BESSY II
  • Planning and coordination of experiments with external users and scientists at HZB
  • Conducting and analysing diffraction experiments on biological macromolecules
  • Carrying out research projects
  • Determination of the structure-function relationship of biological macromolecules
  • Development of new methods and experiments for MX
  • Training and knowledge dissemination (supervision of students and PhD students, support in organising and conducting workshops and conferences)
  • Your profile
  • Successfully completed university studies in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics) with a PhD
  • Experience in experiments with synchrotron radiation
  • Expert knowledge of the construction, operation and further development of experimental stations for macromolecular crystallography
  • Knowledge of the workflows for MX experiments
  • Knowledge of software for instrument control
  • Your benefits at HZB
  • Work at one of 18 Helmholtz centres across Germany
  • Work in Berlin - the hotspot for exciting new research in the natural sciences
  • State-of-the-art equipment and excellently equipped laboratories
  • Being part of an international team with highly motivated colleagues
  • Work-life-balance through flexible working hours, mobile working,
  • Diverse offers of qualification as well as health management,
  • Company pension scheme,
  • And a team that looks forward to working with you
  • Fixed term contract for 36 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

    How to apply

    We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 30.09.2021. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

    We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude are given preference.

    For German version, please click on the following link: German Version.

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