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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Scientist in Chemical Biology (akin to Assoc. or Full Professor) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310724

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Biological Systems Science

Job Description

The Biological Systems Science Group within the Biological Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a senior scientist who will bring an established and vigorous independent research program in chemical biology (broadly defined) to the highly collaborative environment of PNNL. This individual will be expected to strengthen our program in chemical biology and contribute to emerging and established research programs in microbiome sciences, structural biology, protein biochemistry, or other relevant research fields. The candidate will also be expected to provide scientific mentorship to scientists in the group and contribute to establishing new research directions.

Ideal candidates will have experience in chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, imaging, proteomics, microbiology, structural biology, protein biochemistry, or related disciplines. We seek individuals with strong records of independent creative accomplishments, who will interact productively with colleagues within the Division and across PNNL.

Chemical Biology at PNNL has emerged over the last 10 years and is now actively funded by multiple research sponsors. The program has particular strengths in activity-based protein profiling, microbiome research, xenometabolism, chemoproteomics, and imaging. We seek an individual who will bring senior scientific leadership to PNNL to expand our research program and leverage the scientific expertise and instrumentation available at PNNL.

Required Components of the Application:

In a single PDF file please submit a cover letter describing qualifications and a CV .

Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA with 7 years of experience, MS/MA with 5 years of experience, or PhD with 3 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in chemical biology, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, organic chemistry, or related field. 8+ years of experience.

  • Skilled professional who can independently apply, on a broad basis, existing theories, principles, and concepts within the field of chemical biology.

  • An established Principal Investigator (PI).

  • A sustained track record of disseminating research through peer-reviewed publications, invited presentations, etc.

  • A sustained track record of independent research funding.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work both independently as well as in interdisciplinary group settings with internal and external collaborators.

  • Skills consistent with the state of the art.

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: 2020-09-28

Closing Date: 2020-10-29