Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Fungal Bioprocess Development in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312210
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Energy Processes & Materials
Group: Chemical & Biological Processing
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 biological processes from bench to bioreactor scale using industrially relevant yeast and filamentous fungi and will work with others to utilize advanced capabilities such as metabolic modeling, machine-learning, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics to study the engineered processes.
The selected candidate is expected to 1) Work safely and independently in a laboratory setting, 2) Conduct independent research and work on team assignments, lead manuscript development and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, 3) Interact, communicate, and problem-solve with a diverse team of research staff across PNNL, 4) Present research work at technical conferences, and 5) Participate in the development of research proposals.
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.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with bioreactors as well as yeasts or filamentous fungi. Experience with process control, experimental design, metabolic modeling, and utilization of -omics-based datasets (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics) is preferred.
The ideal candidate is safety-oriented, 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.
PhD in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Genetics, Molecular Biology, 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 jobs.pnnl.gov.
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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: 2021-06-04
Closing Date: 2021-06-25