NECAT Beamline

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is managed by Cornell University and consists of seven member institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rockefeller University
  • Yale University.

    Primary funding for this project comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) , a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional financial support for NE-CAT comes from the member institutions.

    NIGMS at a Glance.

    Supported by:

    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    NE-CAT Employment


    Postdoctoral position in macromolecular crystallographic computing at NE-CAT, Cornell University

    The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the development, dissemination and support of RAPD, a software package developed at NE-CAT for real time analysis of macromolecular crystallographic (MX) data.  The initial appointment is for two years with possibility of extension.  The starting salary will be $70,000. The primary responsibilities will be to participate in the development of RAPD and to support the dissemination of RAPD to new sites including other MX beamlines and home laboratories.  NE-CAT has developed RAPD, which provides indexing, strategy calculation, integration, data analysis, data set merging, and structure solution.  We are currently in the process of extending the software and making it available to the MX community.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements

    Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry or related field, with prior experience in the use of MX software for the analysis of synchrotron data.  The applicant should have a strong interest in computer programming, and a working knowledge of programming languages such as Python, C, and JavaScript. Applicants must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.  Applicants should submit a CV and arrange for three letters of reference of to be provided to Dr. Frank Murphy,  Additional information about NE-CAT can be found at



    For additional information, please contact the NE-CAT Director:

    Professor Steve Ealick
    Baker Laboratory
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853-1301 USA
    Phone: (607) 255-7961
    Fax: (607)255-1227