Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a graduate research assistant position in the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group (B-11) of the Bioscience Division.
The graduate research a assistant position is available in the DOE BER Terrestrial Microbial Carbon Science Focus Area. This research program focuses on microbial carbon cycling and climate feedbacks in terrestrial ecosystems (https://www.lanl.gov/science-innovation/science-programs/office-of-science-programs/biological-environmental-research/sfa-microbial-carbon.php). The program uses meta-‘omic strategies to investigate how natural variation in microbial composition can drive large, persistent variation in carbon flow from plant litter decomposition. A successful candidate will work on experiments and data analysis linking microbial composition to ecosystem functioning.
Successful candidates will work closely with a team of Ph.D. staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, and external collaborators.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Microbiology laboratory skills
Prior experience with data analysis, programming in R
Excellent communication and writing skills in English language
Three strong letters of reference
Education/Experience :Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hour per semester (or equivalent to full time enrollment). All students must remain enrolled in their university while working at the Lab during the academic year.
- Experience with analysis of microbial sequencing data (e.g., amplicon, metagenome, metatranscriptome)
Note to Applicants:
This is an internship position. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hour per semester (or equivalent to full time enrollment). All students must remain enrolled in their university while working at the Lab during the academic year.
Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and names of references to Dr. Michaeline Albright ( email@example.com ).
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Where You Will Work
Teams within the Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) perform research in a broad array of applications of biotechnology and life sciences, working to solve national bioenergy and biosecurity challenges—from naturally occurring or manmade threats—requiring an in-depth understanding of pathogens, plants, and human disease.
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.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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.
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Vacancy Name: IRC86143
Organization Name B-11/ BIOENERGY AND BIOME SCIENCES
Req ID: IRC86143
Category: Student - Graduate