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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Integrative Omics in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310400

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

This postdoctoral position requires a highly motivated, adaptable, and capable individual with a Ph.D. degree preferably in biochemistry, molecular biology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, or closely related field. The research involves a range of proteomics technologies and methodologies to solve exciting biological and biomedical challenges, such as protein signaling in human health processes or high-throughput biomolecular structure-function. Methods and applications use both global and targeted quantitative proteomics using advanced LC-MS and bioinformatics capabilities at PNNL. Additionally, new technology developments are often available to extend the applied research. The ideal candidate may have comprehensive background in relevant biology domains (e.g. human performance and aging, cancer, protein structure-function, etc.) and/or experience in both sample preparation and data analysis of quantitative proteome, phosphoproteome and other PTM-ome characterizations of biological sample. Expertise in computational biology will be a strong plus. Research will emphasize elucidating the biological interpretation of high-throughput omics data from optimized traditional platforms and new developing methods/platforms. This research may include the development/optimization/application of front-end sample preparation, separation strategies and enrichment methods for quantitative analysis of proteins and PTMs, as well as associated data analysis and interpretation. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate is also expected to assist and lead the preparation and presentation of manuscripts, posters, reports, etc. Additionally, he/she will use project management systems at PNNL, maintain an accurate laboratory notebook and adhere to Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) Operations and security requirements and directorate/group policies.

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

Strong organization and communication skills are needed to work efficiently in a team environment and to effectively demonstrate project success.

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Bioinformatics, or a closely related field is required.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2020-01-30

Closing Date: 2020-02-29