Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Biogeochemical Microbiologist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306253

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Microbiology

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Scientist (Level IV/V) with expertise in geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, microbial physiology, ecology, and with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: subsurface biogeochemistry, environmental systems biology, and physiological or community ecology.

Topics of research focus should include, but are not necessarily limited to, primary Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas of biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial subsurface and surface systems emphasizing carbon, nutrient, and contaminant biotransformation, hydrology, or other transport processes. The candidate’s research strategies should emphasize a systems approach utilizing genomics and omics technologies that seeks to develop a mechanistic understanding of complex biological systems at scales that range from the molecular to ecosystem level.

This position features opportunities for collaborative research with PNNL scientists whose expertise spans a broad range of environmental, material, and computational sciences. The successful candidate will have access to extensive research capabilities including controlled microbial cultivation for a broad range of physiotypes, systems biology analytics (e.g., proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics), molecular biology and protein purification/characterization, advanced imaging, bioinformatics, and computational modeling. The successful candidate is expected to further develop scientific leadership skills within the BSD Microbiology Group. This position is located in Richland, WA.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree with at least 7 years experience or a Master's degree with 5 years experience or a PhD with 3 years.

• Must be a technical expert who selects and widely applies principles, theories and concepts in a major field of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

• Education/Experience: PhD in an area of microbiological or environmental science with at least 7 years’ experience. Demonstrated ability to attract and carry out R&D programs as evidenced by funding and publication record.

• Technical Expertise: Ability to lead integrated research activities in support of existing and future projects, with responsibility for overall technical approach and execution.

• Level of Responsibility: Operates independently to design and oversee tasks, responsible for meeting task scope, schedule and budget in cooperation with project manager. The candidate will also be expected to lead or co-lead proposals for externally funded projects, and engage in client interactions and project reviews.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Microbiology

Opening Date: 2017-02-02

Closing Date: 2017-03-04