Los Alamos National Laboratory Synthetic Biology/Genome Engineering Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC75003
Job Title Synthetic Biology/Genome Engineering Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-6/Theoretical Biology And Biophysics
What You Will Do
A position is available (starting in October 2019) for a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to engage in a synthetic biology research projects. The projects have various aims. The first is directed at the engineering of organisms for the direct real-time observation of gene expression. The second is aimed at pathway engineering organisms for the production of specific commodities. The efforts involve further development of tools and techniques for optimizing pathway performance, as well as, genome engineering of strains bearing unnatural nucleotides and the engineering of proteins with novel capacities to accept and maintain them. The successful candidate will do this work in collaboration with a team of Ph.D. staff scientists with expertise in the areas 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.
Strong background in DNA techniques, cloning and genome manipulations.
Ability to manage time and see tasks to completion.
Experience with protein expression and purification.
Understanding of microbial metabolism and enzyme catalysis.
Experience with analytical techniques, such as, HPLC, mass-spectrometry and fluorescence spectroscopy.
Independence and drive to assimilate the state-of the-art and synthesize novel research directions, techniques or ideas.
Special consideration will be given to those with experience working with RNA and/or experience in protein engineering.
Education: Ph.D. in experimental biochemistry/molecular biology or related field, with the requisite research experience and a strong publication record.
Notes to Applicants:
Postdoctoral positions are for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on exemplary performance. More information about the postdoctoral research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory is available at ( http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php ). Salary is commensurate with experience. Outstanding candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship, or a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC75003