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Los Alamos National Laboratory Molecular Biology Post-Bachelor's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

A position is available (starting in October 2020) for a highly talented and motivated post-bachelors researcher to engage in a synthetic biology research project. The project involves the engineering of microbial organisms for novel capacities. This involves genome engineering of strains and creation and selection of protein mutant libraries. The successful candidate will do this work in collaboration with a team of Ph.D. staff scientists and Post doctoral fellows with expertise in the areas of organic synthesis, RNA/protein biochemistry, bioinformatics and protein engineering.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to present and summarize research results.

  • Understanding of DNA manipulation techniques including PCR and cloning.

  • Ability to manage time and see tasks to completion.

  • Knowledge of sterile technique.

  • Basic understanding of microbial metabolism and enzyme catalysis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Independence and drive to assimilate the state-of the-art and synthesize novel research directions, techniques or ideas.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with analytical techniques, such as, HPLC, spectrometry and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology/molecular biology or related field, completed within the last three years, with the requisite laboratory experience. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

Additional Details

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.

For general program information refer to theStudent Programsweb page.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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. 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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Appointment Type

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Contact Details
Contact Name Hennelly, Scott Patrick
Email sph@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81967
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC81967
Category: Student - Post Bachelor

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