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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311464

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biologial Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

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 post-docs come to PNNL to work with world-renowned researchers on cutting edge science, innovations and technologies.

We are seeking an outstanding Post-Doctoral candidate to join our multi-disciplinary team focused on mass spectrometry (MS) based omics analyses. This project is part of the Human Islet Research Network funded by the National Institute of Health. We are investigating the roles of alternative splicing in beta cell stress and development of type 1 diabetes (for references, see Nakayasu et al . Cell Metabolism, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.12.005; and Singer et al . Cell Metabolism, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.09.013). The project focus on the identification and validation of alternative splicing products by global and targeted proteomics, respectively. For this project, the candidate will have access to state-of-art analytical capabilities hosted by the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE national user facility, located on the PNNL campus.

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 manuscripts and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, 3) Interact, communicate, and problem-solve with a diverse team of multi-disciplinary research staff across PNNL, 4) Present research work at technical conferences, and 5) Participate in the development of research proposals.

This is a full-time, limited term employment position. The duration of this appointment is two years, with the option of extending the appointment for up to three years.

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.

The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Analytical Chemistry, Systems Biology, Physiology or related fields. Hands-on experience in LC-MS for proteomics analysis or in Endocrinology and human metabolism is preferred, but it is not required. Experience with cell culture and utilization of multi-omics-based datasets (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics) are also preferred. A strong publication record and the ability to lead sub-projects as well as contribute to the work of others are pluses.

The candidate should be 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.

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 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: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2020-12-14

Closing Date: 2021-01-28