Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Fungal Biotechnology in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312118
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Energy Materials and Processing
Group: Chemical and 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 high-throughput genetic engineering tools and strategies for non-model, industrially relevant, yeast
and filamentous fungi and will work with others to utilize advanced capabilities such as transcriptomics,
proteomics, metabolomics, machine-learning, and metabolic modeling to study the engineered fungal strains.
Strong scientific background in protein expression in fungal systems. Experience in enzymology, including
enzyme activity assays, protein purification and characterization.
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 with design of metabolic pathways and genetic engineering of
microorganisms, with a preference for filamentous fungi or yeasts. Experience with building expression and
deletion constructs, transformation, DNA and RNA purification, automation, and utilizing -omics-based
datasets (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics) is preferred.
The ideal candidate is safety-oriented, possesses good written and oral communication skills, and has demonstrated an ability to collaborate effectively.
Preferred candidates will have a strong track record of demonstrating initiative, problem-solving, independent execution of routine research tasks, and ability to learn new concepts and research techniques.
PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biology, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field. 3.5 GPA or higher is 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 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.
Position requires laboratory work with BSL2 biological material.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group: Chemical & Bio Processing
Opening Date: 2021-05-18
Closing Date: 2021-06-17