Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Super Resolution Fluorescence and Cell Biology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308697

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Environmental Molecular Sciences

Group: Biosystems Dynamics & Simulation

Job Description

Postdoctoral research associate position is available at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for investigating molecular mechanisms in intact cells or tissue sections using single molecule and super resolution fluorescence microscopy combined with cellular and molecular biology techniques. The work will be performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) – a DOE national scientific user facility. The research will be conducted mainly in two areas: 1) develop and apply single molecule and super resolution fluorescence techniques to quantify the expression of multiple genes in intact cells or tissue sections to identify cell abnormalities or characterize responses, 2) identify molecular interactions at the interface between nanomaterial and the cell surface or intracellular environment in live or intact eukaryotic cells. A Ph.D. degree in biophysics, molecular and cellular biology or related disciplines is required. Qualified candidates will have prior experience in quantitative single molecule and super resolution fluorescence techniques, including quantitative single molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH), as well as practice with data analysis using imaging and statistics software, such as MATLAB. Additional required skills include the ability to collaborate effectively on teams; excellent oral and written communication skills; creative/innovative thinking. In addition, applicants should provide contact information for three references from whom recommendations will be requested. The appointment will be for at least one year starting as soon as possible. Apply online at http://jobs.pnl.gov at http://jobs.pnl.gov/ , position #308697. For additional information please contact Dr. Galya Orr (email: galya.orr@pnnl.gov at mailto:galya.orr@pnl.gov ).

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 cellular and molecular studies in live or intact cells and tissue sections using single molecule and super resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques. Prior experience with single molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH), molecular biology techniques and fluorescence tagging of cellular components, knowledge in MATLAB and other image analysis and statistics software, and a strong publication record are highly desired.

A Ph.D. degree in biophysics, biomedical engineering, molecular and cellular biology or related disciplines 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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Biosystms Dynamics & Simula

Opening Date: 2019-01-10

Closing Date: 2019-02-19