Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Position ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-SLAC-RAEX [#10950]
Position Title: Research Associate - Experimental
Position Type:Government or industry
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Areas: bioelectronics
Biological Electron Microscopy
Biomolecular Engineering
Biophysics (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/07, finished 2018/10/02, listed until 2019/01/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Our research focuses on methodological developments in bioimaging using electron and X-ray sources. The projects will involve the development of novel tags for cryoET / CLEM, apply diffractive imaging techniques to electron microscopy and the development of time-resolved cryoEM capabilities. We are working in close collaboration with the groups of Soichi Wakatsuki, Wah Chiu and other experts at SLAC and the Stanford School of Medicine. External collaborations include the group of Vadim Cherezov (USC) on the structural biology of membrane proteins, as well as Peter Zwart (LBL) on computational developments. We are seeking a Research Associate to work on the expression and purification of biomolecules, data collection and data processing, to experimental and computational developments for bioimaging with X-ray and electron sources.

The project is funded through the SLAC internal “Panofsky Fellowship” (

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University and has a unique set of large-scale facilities including:

  • Electron microscopy (3x 300 kV Titan Krios with VPP, K2/Falcon 3 detectors, GIF Quantum energy filter, and 1x 200 kV Talos Arctica)
  • Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), X-ray Free-Electron Laser
  • Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction (UED)


  • Must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or physics or related fields with a solid background in structural biology and/or biophysics.
  • A successful candidate is expected to be highly skilled and self-motivated and is willing to work in a collaborative environment.

**NOTE:**This is a 2 year fixed term position with the possibility of extension to up to 5 years.

*If you are interested in this position, please apply using this link:

SLAC Employee Competencies:

  • Effective Decisions:  Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development:  Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability:  Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative:  Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability:  Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication:  Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships:  Builds relationships to foster trust, team collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals. 

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  •  Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.  Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities:
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

*If you are interested, please apply using this link:

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Contact: Mitchell Mark
Postal Mail:
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS11
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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