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Los Alamos National Laboratory Soil Microbial Ecology & Carbon Cycling Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75347


Job Title Soil Microbial Ecology & Carbon Cycling Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences

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What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group (B-11) of the Bioscience Division.

A position is available within the next 3-5 months in a multi-disciplinary research project focused on microbiome-plant interactions. The project combines metagenomic, geochemistry, plant physiology, tissue chemistry, epigenetics, and machine learning techniques to investigate microbiome-control of plant drought tolerance, with maize as a test system.

The successful candidate will work closely with a large team of Ph.D. staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and technicians.

What you Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Molecular microbiology/mycology laboratory expertise;

  • Subject matter expertise in microbe-plant interactions

  • Strong bioinformatic / data-processing skills;

  • A strong publication record (e.g. 3 to 4 publications arising from Ph.D.);

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English language;

  • Three strong letters of reference.

The position is for two years, with a third year possible contingent on 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 http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.


Ph.D. in microbial ecology or closely related discipline completed within 5 years of receiving Ph.D or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.

Additional Details:

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.

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 regards 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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Bioscience Division (B) comprises a diverse group of experimentalists and computer scientists who work closely with other interdisciplinary scientists across the Laboratory. Their work serves the Nation by developing science and technology to reduce natural and deliberate threats to human populations, their way of life, and the global environment.

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Req ID: IRC75347