Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry for Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group (B-11) in the Bioscience Division is seeking candidates interested in utilizing and developing proteomics, metabolomics, and/or lipidomics pipelines to deeply characterize a variety of sample types. An ideal candidate will be able to work independently supporting multiple projects all of which have a National Security application. This includes but is not limited to developing improved biofuels, characterizing the molecular consequences of radiation exposure, and developing predictive exhaled human breath fingerprints. Applicants will have access to state-of-the-art high resolution mass spectrometers including multiple Orbitrap platforms. You will be expected to publish results in high-impact peer reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. 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
Hands on experience in regards to sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis
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.
Knowledge of mass spectrometry omics for biomarker discovery using proteomics, metabolomics, or lipidomics.
Experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various mass spectrometers including a Thermo Fisher Orbitraps.
Familiarity using software packages such as Proteome Discoverer 2.4, Compound Discoverer 3.2, Perseus, or MaxQuant is a plus.
Experienced with the use of robotics for sample preparation 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 normally 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: IRC86069
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Req ID: IRC86069