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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Bachelors RA - Clinical Proteomics Preparation in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312153

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

The Integrative Omics research group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has a post bachelor’s research associate position available to support its proteomics sample preparation needs. The Integrative Omics group develops and applies diverse protein/peptides extraction techniques for mass spectrometry-based omics technologies in studies of health and disease, the environment, and general systems biology. Particular strengths are applications involving very small samples sizes and high-throughput processing of very large numbers of biological samples.

We are seeking versatile individual who is motivated, a self-starter, and interested in expanding his/her background, while working in highly dynamic team-based environment. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills to assist in the Omics sample preparation team by performing various scientific tasks.

These tasks include assistance with proteomics human and mammalian sample preparation, performing Solid Phase Extraction procedures, biological sample and chemical waste management, protein assays, making solutions of different concentrations and volumes, evaluating the alterations of proteomic experiments.

The position requires a highly responsible individual with extreme attention to detail that will be able to function independently with limited supervision and effectively manage conflicting priorities and develop solutions to problems.

Maintenance of organization, working conditions, and an accurate laboratory notebook are expected in addition to implementation of Environmental Safety and Health Operations and security requirements, as well as directorate and group policies.

Additional skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry, protein extraction, cell culture, proteomics and/or microbiology.

Candidates must have BSL2 work experience since this position requires handling human specimens and OPIM. Candidates must have critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and good communication (oral and written) skills. Must be able to demonstrate proficient use of personal computer systems and routine office software.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree in a field of Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Biochemistry. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 preferred.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2021-05-26

Closing Date: 2021-06-24