Los Alamos National Laboratory Biochemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Chemistry for Biomedical Applications (CBMA) team within the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy group is seeking a well-rounded chemical biology, biochemistry or biophysics PhD graduate to join their team as a postdoctoral researcher. The CBMA team works on the development of medical countermeasures that include diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics.
The postdoc will provide technical expertise for the development of novel medical countermeasures that can include diagnostic assay development, biomarker characterization and the study of host-pathogen interactions. They will act as a representative for the CBMA team by attending group and team meetings.
The postdoc will be responsible for reporting research results back to the team at weekly meetings and keeping official laboratory notebooks. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to attend seminars that interest them and will be given networking opportunities within the lab. They will also be expected to present their work at conferences and to sponsors.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Research areas of interest/focus in chemical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology or related fields.
Demonstrated experience with chemical and/or physical characterization of biological materials.
Willingness to work with potentially hazardous biological materials.
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Demonstrated experience and familiarity with good laboratory practices and experimental design.
Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Strong oral and written communication skills with a strong publication record.
Proven ability to manage time and see tasks to completion.
Proven ability to produce quality work by applying attention to detail.
Demonstrated competency with computers and software applications for word processing, data processing and data visualization.
Ability to obtain a Q clearancewhich normally requires U.S. Citizenship.
Education/Experience :Ph.D. in chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related technical field completed within the past 5 years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.
Expertise in one or more of the following: Biosafety Level 2 best practices and procedures, biomarker characterization, diagnostic assay development, or host-pathogen interactions.
Familiar with techniques such as PCR, ELISA, bacterial culture and handling, and mammalian tissue culture and handling
Where You Will Work
The Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS) Group addresses national and international problems by exploiting the measurement and diagnostic power of light, which is the fastest clock and the smallest ruler. We work with a diverse range of customers to execute research projects which span basic R&D and device creation through application and deployment of systems and methods for applied missions.
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)
Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
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 regard 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.
Vacancy Name: IRC82930
Organization Name Physical Chem & Applied Spectroscopy
Req ID: IRC82930