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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Computational Biologist in Helena, Montana

Overview

Our expert staff provide multi-disciplinary solutions to complex energy and environmental issues. Key capabilities include science (chemical and mechanical). We employ a systems perspective that includes, discovery technology development and scale-up as well as economic, regulatory, and market acceptance issues necessary for successful technology commercialization. EP&MD focuses on three mission contributions: Clean Fossil Energy, Electricity Infrastructure, & Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Responsibilities

We are seeking an outstanding Post-Doctoral candidate to join our multi-disciplinary team focused on development of biological processes to produce renewable fuels and chemicals within the Agile BioFoundry. The Agile BioFoundry is a multi-national lab consortium focused on implementation of metabolic engineering strategies and efficient improvement of bioprocesses. In this position the candidate will have the opportunity to develop metabolic network models for industrially relevant microorganisms and integrate multi-omics and bioprocess data using computational biology and bioinformatics. The candidate will work with the Agile BioFoundry team to utilize advanced capabilities such as synthetic biology, multi-omics analysis, and machine learning to improve the biological processes within the Agile BioFoundry and other funding opportunities.

The selected candidate is expected to:

1) Conduct independent research and work on team assignments focusing on computational biology focusing on fungi and yeast engineering, lead manuscript development and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature;

2) Interact, communicate, and problem-solve with a diverse team of research staff across PNNL;

3) Present research work at technical conferences, and 4) Participate in the development of research proposals.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or related field.

  • Experience in metabolic network modeling, bioinformatics, and analysis of multi-omics datasets (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics). Experience with process control, experimental design, and machine learning is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate possesses good written and oral communication skills, has demonstrated an ability to collaborate effectively, has a track record of demonstrating initiative, problem-solving, independent execution of routine research tasks, demonstrated ability to publish high impact research, and ability to learn new concepts and research techniques.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not Applicable.

Additional Information

Not Applicable.

Testing Designated Position

Not Applicable.

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at hr@pnnl.gov .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

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