Los Alamos National Laboratory Protein Engineering Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
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.
The successful candidate will work closely with a large team of staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers and technicians as a part of a multi-disciplinary research project within the BOTTLE Consortium (www.bottle.org). The project combines protein engineering and high-throughput selection and characterization of enzyme candidates for efficient degradation of plastics.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Ph.D. in a relevant field such asBiochemistry, Biophysics, Bioscienceor Chemistry within the last 5 years.
Experience with molecular biology and protein chemistry
Knowledge of protein structures and understanding protein structure-function relationships
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 in protein engineering and selection methods
Experience working with large libraries of protein variants
Demonstrate strong experimental skills in molecular biology, protein expression, purification and characterization
Experience with analytical characterization methods such as HPLC, MS, NMR
Notes to Applicants:
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 tohttps://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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 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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81785
Organization Name B-11/Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Req ID: IRC81785