Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry Bioinformatics in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Put your Mass Spectrometry Bioinformatics talents to good use by joining our world class R&D team! The Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group (B-11) in the Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking candidates highly skilled in mass spectrometry bioinformatics utilizing data generated high resolution platforms. Candidates skilled in handling large scale proteomics, metabolomics or lipidomics data are encouraged to apply. Experience implementing quality control standards for proteomics is strongly desired for this position. This includes the use of reference, quantitative, process control, and system performance standards. Candidates should be able to process data both quantitatively and qualitatively with and without the addition of isobaric labelling techniques. Candidates will have access to state-of-the-art computing resources including the use of High Performance Computing resources. LANL is a very collaborative environment and we expect our PD fellows to be good team players.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Good record of publications in peer reviewed journals
Communication skills evidenced by reports, publications and oral presentations at conferences
Deep fundamental understanding of mass spectrometry with a focus on the omics pipelines
Experience handling a wide range of proteomic or metabolomics data
Ability to obtain a Q clearance which typically requires US Citizenship.
Education :A Ph.D. in a STEM field completed within the last five years or to be completed by commencement of appointment.
Experience handling a wide range of proteomic data such as DDA, DIA, de-novo , top-down, etc..
Knowledge of processing untargeted metabolomic data; including large scale studies
Ability to implement elements of quality control to account for background, extraction efficiency, quantitative precision, reproducible liquid chromatography separations, and standards/sample pools for feature identification
Ability to build in-house metabolite libraries and utilizing publically available resources is preferred (ex. NIST and/or MzCloud).
Familiarity applying machine learning and statistics to develop robust biomarker panels
Familiarity with harmonizing different ‘omics’ data sets for pathway analysis and correlatively studies
Experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various mass spectrometers including a Thermo Fisher Orbitrap is a plus.
A Q clearance
Note to Applicants:
This positions is for two years with a third year contingent upon excellent performance. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Dianne Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information about the Postdoc Program, including salary guidelines, go to: https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
In addition to applying online on the LANL jobs site qualified candidates can email a copy of your CV and cover letter, or any questions to Trevor Glaros (firstname.lastname@example.org). The candidates will be expected to obtain DOE Q clearance during the fellowship, which typically requires US citizenship.
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. 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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Vacancy Name: IRC86112
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Science
Req ID: IRC86112