Los Alamos National Laboratory Analytical Chemist (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world. The B11 Group is looking for a high motivated, productive, and multi-talented scientist to pursue research within a growing team of scientists working on mass spectrometry analysis of biomolecules. The laboratory focuses on host response, mechanism of action, and biomarker identification due to various chemical, biological, and radiological insults. Specifically the laboratory is seeking to advance the mass spectrometry multi-omics research space developing holistic workflows in proteomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics. You will be expected to publish scientific results in high-impact peer reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. The candidate will be expected to support current efforts and propose new efforts internally and externally.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expertise in analytical chemistry
Broad fundamental knowledge of mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography
Expertise in analysis of biomolecules, including proteins, lipids, and metabolites
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various mass spectrometers including Thermo Fisher Orbitraps.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 4 years of relevant experience , typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience in mass spectrometry based metabolomics using Thermo Fisher Scientific instrumentation such as the Exploris 480, Orbitrap ID-X/IQ-A, Orbitrap Eclipse, and Q Exactive platforms is a plus.
Knowledge/experience in mass spectrometry based multi-omics, data acquisition methods, and interpretation of results.
Familiarity utilizing robotic platforms especially for sample preparation is desired.
Expdrienced in developing custom metabolomics libraries for definitive compound identification.
Experience with intelligent data acquisition technologies for metabolomics is a plus.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Bioscience Division (B) comprises a diverse group of experimentalists and computer scientists who work closely with other interdisciplinary scientists across the Laboratory. Their work serves the Nation by developing science and technology to reduce natural and deliberate threats to human populations, their way of life, and the global environment. The mission of the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences (B‐11) group includes enhancing biomass growth, oil production and photosynthetic efficiency in biofuel feedstocks. Members of the group work on microbiome characterization, elucidation of biochemical pathways, structural biology, enzyme function discovery and organic synthesis.
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico (Santa Fe area), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science in support of our commitment to National Security. LANL ensures the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile while developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns.
Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC86149
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC86149