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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Scientist in Microbiome Sciences (akin to Associate or Full Professor) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311294

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 microbiome sciences (broadly defined) to the highly collaborative environment of PNNL. This individual will be expected to strengthen our research program and contribute to emerging and established research programs in environmental and host-associated microbiome sciences. It is expected that the candidate will contribute to establishing new research directions and strategies in microbiome sciences for the group.

We seek individuals with strong records of independent creative accomplishments, who will interact productively with colleagues within the Group, Division and across PNNL.

Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA with 9 years of experience, MS/MA with 7 years of experience, or PhD with 5 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in microbiology, microbial ecology, molecular biology or related field. 7+ years of experience.

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

  • 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.

Required Components of the Application:

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

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: Exposure Sci & Pathogen Bio

Opening Date: 2020-11-30

Closing Date: 2020-12-14