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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Computational Biology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312659

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Chemical & Biological Processing

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven postdocs 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!

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 computational biology and bioinformatics tools for integrating multi-omics and bioprocess data with metabolic network models for industrially relevant microorganisms. The candidate will work with others to utilize advanced capabilities such as synthetic biology, machine-learning, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics 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, 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.

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

The ideal candidate will have 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.Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree at an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

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

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: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Chemical & Bio Processing

Opening Date: 2021-09-09

Closing Date: 2021-09-27