Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

ID: 7061545 (Ref.No. 15140)
Posted: October 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The department of Physics at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research scholar to work in the field of data analysis for time-resolved diffraction data collected from protein microcrystals at X-ray lasers, and the development of new algorithms for that and related purposes. This position is on a fiscal year appointment with an anticipated start date of December 2019.

The successful applicant will work with the National Science Foundation's BioXFEL Science and Technology Center (STC) (, a consortium of six US campuses devoted to the application and development of X-ray lasers for biology. This supports the research programs of seven faculty at ASU, where a compact campus XFEL is under construction. He/she will work under the supervision of Professor Uwe Weierstall and Professor John Spence, and collaborate with other BioXFEL faculty, while also conducting original research and participating in beamtimes at XFELs worldwide.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in a relevant field of science, such as protein crystallography, physics, biophysics, or chemistry by the time of appointment.

Desired qualifications: Expertise in the field of time-resolved protein crystallography, and development of new algorithms for that and related purposes.

ASU is situated near Phoenix, Arizona, and is one of the largest universities in the United States. Recently ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world, its 40 Physics department faculty work mainly in Biophysics, Nano and Materials Science, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, and hold many honors ( It is also home to the Beyond Center for fundamental questions in science (
To apply, please send electronically to the following materials: (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a publication list, (d) a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and (e) 3 reference letters. For more information about the position, contact John Spence, .
The initial review of applications will begin November 8, 2019, if not filled; applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

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