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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Research Investigator - Genomics and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310302

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Biological Systems Science

Job Description

The Chemical Biology and Exposure Science Team within the Biological Sciences Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a research scientist with multidisciplinary experience in biomedical research to participate in emerging research programs in the genomic and/or mechanistic basis for human resilience to disease, and environmental and physical stress. The candidate would join a large, uniquely collaborative, collegial group of scientists in the fields of chemical biology, computational biology, computational chemistry, deep learning, panomics, bioinformatics, toxicology and infectious disease.

The position will contribute to ongoing research programs, mentor and grow junior staff, and build collaborations and train post-docs and students.

The selected candidate will have skills in one or more of these areas:

Experience in developing and using genomic tools common to precision medicine, novel biological systems for conducting mechanistic research, or other competitive skills in for disease/susceptibility research. While competency in modern data analytics tools are important, experience in the design and conduct of human studies is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

BS with 5+ years of experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or PhD with 1+ years of experience. Degree in genetics, toxicology, virology or similar biomedical field required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in genetics, toxicology, virology or similar biomedical field with 3 years of post-graduate work experience in genetics, mechanisms of disease, infectious disease or related field desired.

  • Experience leading independent, multi-disciplinary collaborative research as Principle Investigator (PI) or Co-PI.

  • Experience in developing and using genomic tools common to precision medicine or environmental medicine.

  • Experience with Department of Defense sponsors, DTRA and DARPA is strongly desired.

  • Experience in the use of genomic or computational tools to identify genetic mechanisms of susceptibility to chemical, physical and social exposures or expertise in the use of similar tools to assess exposures and responses to exposures in human populations.

  • Experience in the design and conduct of human studies.

  • Experience grant writing, and program development and management.

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: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Biological Systems Science

Opening Date: 2020-01-13

Closing Date: 2020-01-26