Advanced Bioimaging Postdoctoral Research Associate

What You Will Do

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to contribute to projects that will exploit quantum-enhanced methods to visualize single antigen-antibody binding events as well as advance the state of the art in light-sheet imaging. This position will both develop and exploit these new novel optical methods for problems relevant to pathogen detection, host/pathogen interactions, and algal biofuel development.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Expertise in the development (hardware and software) of novel optical instrumentation
  • Experience in optical microscopy or laser spectroscopy
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement through publications and presentations
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research independently.

Education: Ph.D. in an appropriate Engineering discipline, Physics, Biophysics, or Chemistry/Biochemistry completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in single photon detection and timing
  • Experience with rapid, real-time feedback methods, including field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
  • Previous experience with writing custom software for data and image analysis


Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

Note to Applicants:

To be considered for the position, applicants should submit a CV/resume and a detailed cover letter addressing how their experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable on the LANL jobs site. Regular post-doctoral appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship. In addition to applying online please email a CV and cover letter to Dr. Duncan Ryan (ryand@lanl.gov) and to Dr. Jim Werner (jwerner@lanl.gov).

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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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