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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Studying the structures and interactions of proteins and biomacromolecules in solutions using scattering techniques


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.C0836 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Yun Liu 301.975.6235


Interactions between biomacromolecules determine their solution structures, cluster formation, phase diagram and dynamics. For biomacromolecules, such as proteins, scattering techniques are still the main tool to obtain the interaction information due to their small sizes. We are interested in furthering our understanding of the structures and interactions of proteins and other biomacromolecules in solutions using scattering methods. The research includes, but not limited to, developing novel scattering methods to obtain the interaction information accurately, understanding the roles of different solvent molecules on the effective interaction, and the structure of reversible cluster formation driven by the interaction. The research outcome will be important and useful for both the R&D of the pharmaceutical industry and the fundamental understanding of proteins and other macromolecules in many biological systems.

protein; interaction; structure; scattering; neutron scattering; biomacromolecules;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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