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BioNanomaterials - Postdoctoral Researcher

Entry Level | Full-time
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 06/19/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher  to work on a project using high-speed atomic force microscopy to study real time interactions of proteins, DNA, lipid membranes and other biological entities. A successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that works on the intersection of biophysics and materials science, and would be required to interact closely with collaborating research groups at other institutions.  This position is in the Nanoscale Integration Science Group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will 

  • Conduct research in biophysics, bioengineering, materials science, or related fields.
  • Conduct work with proteins, DNA, and synthetic membrane systems.
  • Design and develop research projects focused on addressing defined problems.
  • Develop and implement protocols for surface immobilization of proteins and protein-DNA complexes.
  • Present formal and informal overviews of progress in experimental work at weekly meetings.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols, an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook including complete records of experiments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Biophysics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Experience with high-speed atomic force microscopy imaging.
  • Experience working on basic research projects and the ability to understand and analyze experimental results.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications we desire

  • Experience with high-speed atomic force microscopy measurements.
  • Experience with preparation and characterization of lipid bilayer.
  • Experience with protein expression and purification.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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