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Los Alamos National Laboratory Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Post Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding candidates for a Post-Master student position in Protein Engineering. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers and technicians as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary research project that focuses on protein engineering, protein characterization and detection. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, and experience with DNA cloning and protein characterization. This is a 1-year limited term appointment with the option to renew depending on performance and funding availability.

What You Need

Minimum Requirements:

Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques and protein characterization

  • Experience with DNA cloning and mutagenesis

  • Knowledge of physical properties of proteins/peptides

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in the English language

  • Ability and eagerness to work in a collaborative team environment Education/Experience: Masters degree in a relevant STEM field such as Biology, Chemistry, or Biophysics completed within the past 3 years with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Desired Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge in molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, vector design, host selection

  • Experience working with protein expression, purification, and characterization

  • Experience with protein characterization methods such as HPLC, MS

  • Experience with protein engineering and high-throughput selection

  • Ability to work through problems using creative problem solving Note to Applicants: The position is for one year, with a second year possible contingent on excellent performance and available funding. The application package consists of a CV/resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Hau Nguyen ( hau@lanl.gov ). Applicants are not required to have all of the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply. For general information about the Student Program, including salary guidelines, go tohttps://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/index.phpThis position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM. Vaccination Requirement : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site for any reason unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.

Additional Details

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Contact Details
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Email jsutton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC90096
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC90096
Category: Student - Post Master