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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312711

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Environmental Molecular Sciences

Group: Environmental Transformations & Interactions

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a project focusing on re-design of Pennycress as a successful winter annual oil seed crop. We aim to identify genetic improvements conferring stress tolerance for incorporation into next generation elite pennycress varieties. This work will be performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) – a DOE national scientific user facility. The preferred candidate (1) will have received a PhD in Plant Biology, or a related field from an accredited college or university; (2) will have demonstrated the ability to develop, lead, and safely execute research projects; (3) will have a strong publication record in a relevant scientific field and the proven ability to collaborate effectively on teams; (4) will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. A record of independent contributions to research programs, prior demonstrated working experience with oilseed crops and leading experiments from design to manuscripts, and potential for project leadership roles is strongly desired.

This is a full-time position anticipated to last 3 years (contingent on performance) starting in the late fall of 2021.

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 qualified candidate will have experience in the design and execution of studies dealing with plant molecular physiology using phenotyping, processing plant omics data (transcriptomics and metabolomics), multi-omics data integration and interpretation, gene transformation, and genome editing (including CRISPR) approaches. Prior working experience on Pennycress (or similar oilseed crops) is desired. Experience in bioinformatics, is a plus. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, reliable, and motivated!

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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Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Environ Transform & Interact

Opening Date: 2021-09-14

Closing Date: 2021-09-28