Los Alamos National Laboratory Machine Learning Application for Biological Peptides Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Bioscience and Theoretical Divisions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position to apply machine learning to biological datasets, with particular focus on peptides. The position is available immediately.
The successful candidate will work closely with a team of staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers and technicians as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary research project that combines machine learning with peptide structural modeling, structural and functional characterization. The candidate should have a strong background in Python or similar programming language, and experience with high-level machine learning libraries.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Ph.D. in a relevant STEM field such as computational Biology, Chemistry, or Physics completed within the last 5 years.
Experience developing machine learning models
Proven skills in Python or similar programming language
Experience using sci-kitlearn or other high-level machine learning libraries
Knowledge of physical properties of proteins/peptides
A strong publication record (e.g. 3 to 4 publications arising from Ph.D.)
Excellent communication and writing skills in the English language
Ability and eagerness to work in a collaborative team environment
Deep knowledge of machine learning method development
Experience with TensorFlow or PyTorch machine learning frameworks
Experience applying machine learning methods to small datasets
Experience with training machine learning models on biological/chemical datasets
Note to Applicants:
The position is for two years, with a third year possible contingent on excellent performance. The application package consists of a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Justin S. Smith ( email@example.com ) and Hau Nguyen ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Applicants are not required to have all of the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply.
LANL postdoctoral researchers start with a minimum annual salary of $79,500. 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 tohttps://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
Where You Will Work
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.
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.
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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 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: IRC86271
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Req ID: IRC86271