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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Research Scientist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309065

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Systems Science

Group: Chem Bio & Exp Science Team

Job Description

The Chemical Biology and Exposure Science Team within the Biological Sciences Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a senior research scientist to contribute and help build emerging research programs in in human exposure, toxicology and precision medicine. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in chemistry, analytical chemistry, genetics, biological engineering, toxicology or related field with 5 years of post-graduate experience in applying proteomics or metabolomics to biological problems (emphasis on disease, toxicity or exposure susceptibility). Ideal candidates have strong experience in analytical chemistry and competency in modern data analytics and bioinformatics tools. Experience in the design and conduct of human studies is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Education Requirement: BS/BA with 7 years of experience; MS/MA with 5 years of experience; PhD with 3 years of experience

  • PhD in chemistry, analytical chemistry, genetics, toxicology, or similar discipline with at least 5 years of post-graduate experience in human exposure assessment, exposomics, and/genetics of human susceptibility to disease and toxicant exposures.

  • Technical Expertise: Skilled professional. Applies, on a broad basis, existing theories, principles, and concepts within the field(s) of analytical chemistry, chemistry, toxicology, and/or bioinformatics

  • Level of Responsibility: Principle Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on projects or tasks. Fully competent in all conventional applications of knowledge common in the field(s) of toxicology, genetics, exposure science.

  • Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Proactively stays abreast of leading developments the field, and leads externally in the development new scientific directions. Maintains skills consistent with state of the art.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading the development of scientific programs and grant writing.

  • Due to the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of work at PNNL, strong communication skills and ability to work both independently as well as in a group setting with collaborators and others is necessary.

  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability author peer-reviewed publications.

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Chem Bio & Exposure Sci Team

Opening Date: 2019-03-11

Closing Date: 2019-06-09