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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Systems Biology of Human Physiology and Metabolism in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311960

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological 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.

The integrative omics group at PNNL is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our multi-disciplinary team with a focus on mass spectrometry-based omics analyses. The postdoc will be working across multiple cutting-edge and synergistic NIH-funded projects on human physiology and metabolism. PNNL has vibrant research programs in Lung Biology, Diabetes, Aging, Exercise Physiology, Lipoprotein Metabolism among others. The individual will be performing deep proteomic and functional and analyses of cells, tissues, protein complexes and biofluids to discover and probe novel mechanistic pathways that drive the development of diseases. The candidate will have the opportunity to receive technical training in the latest cutting-edge mass spectrometry and cryo-electron microscopy applications available through PNNL’s world-class Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory which houses over 40 top-of-the-line mass spectrometers and a Titan Krios cryo-EM.

The selected candidate is expected to 1) Conduct independent research and work on team assignments, lead manuscripts and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, 2) Interact, communicate, and problem-solve with a diverse team of multi-disciplinary research staff across PNNL, 3) Present research projects at national conferences, (4) Work safely and independently in a laboratory setting, 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. Salary is commeasured with qualifications and experience but is among the most competitive of the market.

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 ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences, chemistry or closely related fields. Hands-on experience with chromatography (immunoaffinity, size exclusion, etc.), LC-MS for acquiring proteomics data from cells, tissues and/or biofluids, and the ability to tackling large, complex multi-omics datasets is highly desired. The candidate should have excellent “lab hands”, i.e. technical expertise at the bench. Additionally, the candidate should be safety-oriented, possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), be collaborative, and have a desire to learn and develop new concepts and research techniques. The ability to critically think, problem-solve, and execute routine research tasks independently is essential.

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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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.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

The candidate will have to process samples in a biosafety level 2 laboratory.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-05-06