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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Exposure Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309613

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Biological Systems Science

Job Description

The Chemical Biology and Exposure Science Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in exposure science or toxicology. The candidate will provide experimental and computational pharmacokinetic support for a CDC/NIOSH program developing sensors for noninvasive biomonitoring of pesticides in saliva. The ideal candidate will have an experimental background in pharmacokinetics, metabolism, analytical chemistry (e.g. HPLC, GC-MS), biology, and cell culture. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong math and computational modeling skills, and pharmacokinetic modeling experience (e.g. ACSL, R, Matlab, Magnolia etc.) is a plus. However, candidates that lack modeling experience will have an opportunity to acquire those skills on this project. The candidate will work closely with the project manager and will function as a key conduit between the collaborating investigators on this project. This full-time limited term employment position will last two years and include the option of extending the appointment, depending on project funding and individual performance.

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

  • Education: PhD the fields of toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry, biology, or biological modeling.

  • Technical Expertise: experience cell culture, analytical chemistry techniques (HPLC, GC-MS), and robust oral and writing communication skills.

  • Level of Responsibility: able to work independently to achieve tasks in collaboration with PI and co-investigators

  • Breadth of Technical Knowledge: maintains skills consistent with state of the art.

Preferred Education/Credential:

  • Experience with pharmacokinetic modeling.

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Biological Systems Science

Opening Date: 2019-10-02

Closing Date: 2019-10-31