Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - Gut Microbiome in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307779

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Systems Science

Group: Chem Bio & Exposure Science Team

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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307779

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Systems Science

Group: Chem Bio & Exposure Science Team

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Job Description

Laboratory has a 10 week master’s internship available for an individual with understanding of the gut microbiome and its role in toxicology and exposure studies. We have an active research program in which we are focusing on obtaining a functional understanding of the native and toxin-exposed gut microbiome in xenometabolism from phylum to taxa to specific enzymes. Through a combination of chemical biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and other techniques we are revealing the functional dynamics of the microbiome at the molecular scale. We are hoping to identify an exceptionally motivated individual pursuing a master’s degree who is involved in studies related to toxicology and/or the gut microbiome.

We have a highly collaborative and diverse research group, and this position will interface with advanced research in gut and soil microbiomes, chemical biology, proteomics, metabolomics, exposure toxicology, and systems biology. For a more detailed overview of ongoing research see the following site: http://omics.pnl.gov/staff-page/Wright/Aaron.

The position will primarily involve the application of chemical biology and activity-based protein profiling to the gut microbiome. The successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively develop research ideas and methods for applications relevant to our research programs focused on the gut microbiome. The successful candidate will also contribute to the preparation of reports, papers, posters, presentations, etc.

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Job Description

Laboratory has a 10 week master’s internship available for an individual with understanding of the gut microbiome and its role in toxicology and exposure studies. We have an active research program in which we are focusing on obtaining a functional understanding of the native and toxin-exposed gut microbiome in xenometabolism from phylum to taxa to specific enzymes. Through a combination of chemical biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and other techniques we are revealing the functional dynamics of the microbiome at the molecular scale. We are hoping to identify an exceptionally motivated individual pursuing a master’s degree who is involved in studies related to toxicology and/or the gut microbiome.

We have a highly collaborative and diverse research group, and this position will interface with advanced research in gut and soil microbiomes, chemical biology, proteomics, metabolomics, exposure toxicology, and systems biology. For a more detailed overview of ongoing research see the following site: http://omics.pnl.gov/staff-page/Wright/Aaron.

The position will primarily involve the application of chemical biology and activity-based protein profiling to the gut microbiome. The successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively develop research ideas and methods for applications relevant to our research programs focused on the gut microbiome. The successful candidate will also contribute to the preparation of reports, papers, posters, presentations, etc.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

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Preferred Qualifications

The qualified applicant must have a background in toxicology and/or microbiology or related field with an understanding of the gut microbiome. Additional skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas: microbial ecology, application of chemical molecules/tools to biological systems, biochemistry, protein expression, cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and/or bioinformatics.

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Preferred Qualifications

The qualified applicant must have a background in toxicology and/or microbiology or related field with an understanding of the gut microbiome. Additional skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas: microbial ecology, application of chemical molecules/tools to biological systems, biochemistry, protein expression, cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and/or bioinformatics.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.

.Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Biological Systems Science

Opening Date: 2018-05-16

Closing Date: 2018-05-23